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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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A documentary about Bugs Bunny.

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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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Chuck Jones: I think that Bugs is different than all of our characters in that he's a comic hero. And in all my films I try to have the feeling that he was put-upon, that he was minding his own business, and really not interested in being an aggressive character, until somebody comes along and tries to do him hurt.
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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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