Marvin Martian is monitoring through his telescope a rocket launch on Earth. The rocket heads straight for him and lands on Mars. The only occupant is Bugs Bunny, lured into Cape Canaveral ... See full summary »
The very first cartoon in Warner Bros. popular Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner series of cartoons. This one has the Coyote chasing the Roadrunner using a rather ingenious invention combining a fridge, a meat grinder, ice cubes, and skis.
As Daffy Duck visits Bugs Bunny (after being invited) Daffy only watches Bugs' television, until his favorite show "Beat Your Buddy" comes on and the two contestants are Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. Then they race to television station QTTV.
The stork has been too accepting of hospitality when delivering babies and loses a baby gorilla. Eager to make his delivery on time he kidnaps Bugs Bunny and tries to pass him off as a baby gorilla.
I'm struggling to remember the name of the short, but this basic plot (Bugs as an apes' baby) has been done before and done better. In this cartoon a drunken stork is to blame for the situation, which leads to some reasonably funny jokes. The actual cartoon is an amusing battle of wills between Bugs and the ape father (who's first reaction to seeing his `son' is to get a club!). It is funny but it suffers from comparisons with the other one (that I only saw a few weeks ago).
The animation is poorer for a start. Here it is quite blocky and the apes really lack any real sense of effort in their creation. This is not a major problem because the material is amusing enough to get by, but it does take away from the thing overall.
Bugs is good enough to get by even with a weak foil, but here the gorilla, despite not being that great, is good enough to do what he needs to do - be able to get hit on the head by Bugs. The mother is OK but has a strange voice.
Overall, this is amusing enough to watch but it suffers when compared to an earlier Bugs cartoon which did the same basic plot but did it better.
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