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Behind the Tunes: Bugs - A Rabbit for All Seasonings (2003)

Video  -  Documentary | Short  -  28 October 2003 (USA)
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Bugs Bunny, the great animated cartoon star, is the subject of this made-for-DVD documentary short. Ruth Clampett, Stan Freberg and others speculate on why Bugs Bunny has such an enduring appeal. Part of it is: he can get away with anything. Leonard Maltin notes that the personality of Bugs Bunny was a collaborative effort. Chuck Jones calls him a "comic hero." Noel Blanc (Mel's son) and Bill Melendez extol the contribution of Mel Blanc, Bugs Bunny's voice. Jerry Beck tells us that exhibitors were the first sign of Bugs's popularity with audiences: they demanded more Bugs Bunny pictures. Joe Dante and others note more reasons for Bugs's success: he's smart and he always wins. Written by J. Spurlin

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Created for the "Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Vol. 1" DVD box set. See more »

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Leonard Maltin: What I find so interesting about Bugs Bunny is that not only wasn't he hatched overnight, but almost every director and writer team and every lead animator at the studio had a crack at this wacky rabbit character, so that by the time Bugs really came to be the character we now know and recognize, he was a collaborative effort. And maybe that's why he was so good.
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3 February 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Behind the Tunes: Bugs - A Rabbit for All Seasonings" is basically a series of interviews with the creators of the Looney Tunes and children of deceased animators. They talk about how Bugs Bunny got created and how he became the most popular cartoon character of all time. Although he's certainly my favorite, there wasn't much in this mini-documentary that I couldn't have guessed on my own (in other words, I predicted what was up, doc). And they could have talked about how the cartoons have declined in quality recently. Good for hardcore fans, but most people probably won't take much interest in it. Available on "Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Vol 1".


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