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Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales -- Bugs and Daffy Duck are at it again in a land ruled by "Sultan" Yosemite Sam and his son Prince Abadaba in this hilarious feature-length Arabian Nights satire.


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19 November 1982 (USA) See more »
The movie that leaves all other sequels behind!
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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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)
Music Department
David H. DePatie Jr. .... music editor
Eugene Marks .... music editor
Don McGinnis .... orchestrator
Robert J. Walsh .... orchestrator (as Rob Walsh)
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Other crew
Kathleen Helppie-Shipley .... assistant to producer (as Kathleen Helppie)
K. Ray Iwami .... assistant to producer
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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74 min
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Australia:G | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Spain:T | UK:U | USA:G (No. 26788)

Did You Know?

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 »
Bugs Bunny:[sung] I dream of Genie, she's a light brown hare.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV)See more »
The Merry Go Round Broke DownSee more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
boiling oil, 8 July 2005
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

After the creative team that made the classic Looney Tunes cartoons stopped making original cartoons, they made compilations of varying quality (after they all died, the cartoons turned into total garbage). "Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales" has Bugs and Daffy as book salesmen who go their separate ways to try and sell books. Eventually, Bugs arrives in the Arabian desert, where Yosemite Sam is the sultan and has a spoiled brat son. So, Bugs agrees to read to the boy, under the threat of bathing in boiling oil if he fails.

I guess that overall, this compilation is pretty harmless. If nothing else, they still had Mel Blanc doing the voices. But are compilations really that necessary?

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