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Mad as a Mars Hare (1963)

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 »

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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 by a carrot and sent to Mars as an expendable "astro-rabbit". Bugs is to claim Mars in the name of the Earth, but Marvin won't allow an Earth creature to contaminate his atmosphere. He trains a time-projector gun on Bugs and reverts the bunny to a Neanderthal Rabbit, who crushes Marvin with one hand. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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The last of the four "Bugs goes to outer space" shorts, following Haredevil Hare (1948), The Hasty Hare (1952), and Hare-Way to the Stars (1958). It's also the last appearance of Marvin the Martian in the original theatrical shorts, though the character would later re-appear in Spaced Out Bunny (1980). See more »

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Marvin Martian: I'm not angry, just terribly hurt.
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Featured in Bugs Bunny in Space (1977) See more »

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Marvin has some hilarious and terribly pithy lines in this very talky short.
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Most of the gags in this are verbal in nature, rather than sight gags (though it has a fair number of those as well) and Marvin may have more of the best lines than Bugs, particularly in the beginning. As is often the case, the title is a play on words-in this case, "mad as a March hare", which I believe was derived from Alice in Wonderland. Marvin's comments on "the flora and fauna of Earth likely would have delighted H. L. Mencken and Ambrose Bierce! The ending scene is beautiful, particularly the closing line. Great fun is had by all (well, not by Marvin, not at the end, anyway). Well worth watching. Most highly recommended.


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