Blacque Jacque Shellacque dams the river and plans to charge everyone a fortune for water, but not if Bugs Bunny has anything to say about it.



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Bugs Bunny is enjoying his morning shower under a waterfall, singing "April Showers," when the water flow gets cut off. Bugs, thinking at first beavers are responsible, he climbs up the cliff to investigate. He meets Black Jacque Shellac, a ruthless lumberjack who wants to control the water supply. Bugs tricks the French-accented Jacque into removing a tiny rock in the dam to dislodge it. Jacque builds more dams, and prepares for what he thinks is the rabbit pulling more tricks; but of course Jacque and his dams get the worst end of a real shark and a barge full of dynamite. Certain Bugs will make more attempts to destroy his dam, the villainous Jacque fires his rifle at the waterfalls but winds up wrecking the rabbit's record player. Jacque builds "the perfect dam," one made of steel, but this time, the rabbit fights back with a series of his own. Using a cannon, Jacque proceeds to destroy them all, but his final attempt to destroy Grand Cooler Dam (thinking it's Bugs') ends with ... Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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20 January 1962 (USA)  »

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Brusebad med forhindringer  »

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Follows Bonanza Bunny (1959) See more »


April Showers
Music by Louis Silvers
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva
Sung by Bugs Bunny
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"He don't know me very well, do he?"
17 September 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Enjoyable Bugs short with our hero squaring off against a French Canadian lumberjack named Blacque Jacque Shellacque. The lumberjack's building a dam that cuts off the water supply so he can charge people (and bunnies) for water. Some funny gags in this one. It's always a treat to watch Bugs outsmart blowhards like this Blacque Jacque character. The animation is quite nice with bright colors and lovely backgrounds. The '60s was not the best decade for Looney Tunes, quality-wise, so I'm always happy to see shorts like this that hold up well compared with the excellent work from the preceding decades. The incomparable Mel Blanc does typically flawless voice work for Bugs and Jacque. The music is lively and upbeat. It's not the best Bugs short but it is fun and one of the better ones from the '60s.

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