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Release Date:
19 November 1982 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The movie that leaves all other sequels behind!
Plot:
Rival book salesmen Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are forced by Sultan Yosemite Sam to read fairy tales to his spoiled, selfish son, Prince Abba-Dabba. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Daffy Duck / Porky Pig / Yosemite Sam / Sylvester / Sylvester, Jr. / Speedy Gonzales / Tweety / Genie / Hassan / Big Bad Wolf / Beanstalk Giant / Elvis Gorilla / Stork (voice)
Arthur Q. Bryan ... Elmer Fudd (voice)

June Foray ... Granny / Goldimouse / Mrs. Sylvester / Mrs. Elvis Gorilla / Jack's Mother (voice)
Shepard Menken ... Old Storyteller (voice) (as Shep Menken)
Lennie Weinrib ... Prince Abadaba (voice)
Bill Roberts ... Michigan J. Frog (singing voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Friz Freleng (classic cartoons)
Chuck Jones (classic cartoons)
Robert McKimson (classic cartoons)
 
Writing credits
John W. Dunn (story) (as John Dunn) &
David Detiege (story) &
Friz Freleng (story)

John W. Dunn (stories: classic cartoons) (as John Dunn) and
Warren Foster (stories: classic cartoons) &
Chuck Jones (stories: classic cartoons) &
Michael Maltese (stories: classic cartoons) &
Tedd Pierce (stories: classic cartoons)

Produced by
Friz Freleng .... producer
 
Original Music by
Milt Franklyn 
William Lava  (as Bill Lava)
Carl W. Stalling  (as Carl Stalling)
Robert J. Walsh  (as Rob Walsh)
 
Film Editing by
Jim Champin 
 
Production Design by
Robert Givens  (as Bob Givens)
Tom Yakutis  (as Thomas M. Yakutis)
 
Sound Department
Jim Graziano .... sound effects editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Henley .... animation camera operator: Nick Vasu Inc. (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Fred Abranz .... assistant animator: bridging sequences
Jackie Banks .... animation checker: bridging sequences (as Jacqueline Banks)
Warren Batchelder .... animator: bridging sequences
Warren Batchelder .... animator: classic cartoons
Ted Bonnicksen .... animator: classic cartoons
Bob Bransford .... animator: bridging sequences
Bob Bransford .... animator: classic cartoons
Pete Burness .... animator: classic cartoons
William Butler .... background artist: classic cartoons
Ken Champin .... animator: classic cartoons
Gerry Chiniquy .... animator: classic cartoons
Corny Cole .... layout artist: classic cartoons (as Cornelius Cole)
Keith Darling .... animator: classic cartoons
Arthur Davis .... animator: classic cartoons
Arthur Davis .... sequence director (as Art Davis)
Philip DeGuard .... background artist: classic cartoons (as Philip De Guard)
David Detiege .... sequence director
Bill Exter .... key assistant animator: bridging sequences (as William K. Exter)
Edward Faigin .... assistant animator: bridging sequences
Marcia Fertig .... animator: bridging sequences
Holly Forsyth .... assistant animator: bridging sequences
Robert Givens .... layout artist: bridging sequences (as Bob Givens)
George Grandpré .... animator: classic cartoons (as George Grandpre)
Robert Gribbroek .... background artist: classic cartoons
Robert Gribbroek .... layout artist: classic cartoons
Lee Halpern .... animator: classic cartoons
Ken Harris .... animator: classic cartoons
Paul Julian .... background artist: classic cartoons
Terry Lennon .... animator: bridging sequences (as Terrence Lennon)
Art Leonardi .... animator: classic cartoons
Abe Levitow .... animator: classic cartoons
Bob Matz .... animator: bridging sequences
Bob Matz .... animator: classic cartoons
Norm McCabe .... animator: bridging sequences
Maurice Noble .... layout artist: classic cartoons
Jane Nordin .... assistant animator: bridging sequences
Tom O'Loughlin .... background artist: classic cartoons
Bill Perez .... sequence director
Manuel Perez .... animator: classic cartoons
Hawley Pratt .... layout artist: classic cartoons
Tom Ray .... animator: bridging sequences
Tom Ray .... animator: classic cartoons
Virgil Ross .... animator: bridging sequences
Virgil Ross .... animator: classic cartoons
Sonja Ruta .... assistant animator: bridging sequences
Richard H. Thomas .... background artist: bridging sequences
Richard Thompson .... animator: classic cartoons
Lloyd Vaughan .... animator: classic cartoons
Allen Wade .... key assistant animator: bridging sequences
Ben Washam .... animator: classic cartoons
Irv Wyner .... background artist: classic cartoons
Dora Yakutis .... scene planner: bridging sequences
Tom Yakutis .... layout artist: bridging sequences (as Thomas M. Yakutis)
Woody Yocum .... assistant animator: bridging sequences (as Woody Yokum)
 
Editorial Department
Treg Brown .... editor: classic cartoons
Steve New .... negative cutter (as Steven New)
 
Other crew
Kathleen Helppie-Shipley .... assistant to producer (as Kathleen Helppie)
K. Ray Iwami .... assistant to producer
 
Thanks
Chuck Jones .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bugs Bunny's 1001 Rabbit Tales" - USA (short title)
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Runtime:
74 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Spain:T | UK:U | USA:G (No. 26788)

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Trivia:
This is the only Looney Tunes compilation feature to not credit a director for the new bridging animation. Friz Freleng is usually listed as director in unofficial writings about the movie (in books, etc.), but in actuality he is only credited on-screen and in advertising materials as the film's producer.See more »
Quotes:
Daffy Duck:What a way for a duck to travel, underground.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm GoneSee more »

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
WONDERFUL ENTERTAINMENT, 5 July 2001
Author: Bill Treadway (treads22@hotmail.com) from Queens, New York

While I do agree with the fact that this is not the best way to see these wonderful cartoons, there's no denying that for some this is the only way. Regular TV programming has fazed out Bugs Bunny cartoons. Great video compliations are out-of-print. And if you don't have cable TV, you're screwed.

It edits the original shorts with new linking material, which is not a new practice. Robert Youngson made a career out of this genre; his titles include "4 Clowns" and "Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20s". Also, the MGM That's Entertainment! series, which is up to three. Most critics tend to praise those titles, but condemn the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes films.

That is not fair. "1001 Rabbit Tales" is a very good movie on its' own terms. Supervised by the late, great Friz Freleng, the linking material is the best so far in this series. The "plot" involves Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck as salesmen for Rambling House Publishing (a great in-joke that's just one of many). They go their separate ways and Bugs ends up being a storyteller for Yosemite Sam's son (this is where the old cartoons enter in)

Freleng selects some of the very best Looney Tunes shorts for this film. His selections include "One Froggy Evening", one of the greatest of all time and "Goldilocks and the Three Cats" (featuring Sylvester Jr.) and his editing is seamless this time round, unlike previous entries where it looked more obvious.

Those critics who feel obliged to hate a film like this can go back on the horse they rode in on. Even Maltin thought it was decent at 2 1/2 stars. This is wonderful entertainment and considering today's entertainment, timeless.

**** out of 4 stars

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