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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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Bugs 101
3 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This short 5 and a half minute featurette, which can be found as an extra on Disc one of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 1. It's nothing more than a basic primer for the character of Bugs Bunny made, I'm thinking, with an eye geared for newbies to the classical Looney Tunes. It features interviews telling why people like Bugs and how he got so popular. REALLY basic stuff (the same can be said for pretty much all the other Behind the Toons feauterettes that are on Volume 1, fortunately the Behind the Tune features would get so much better starting with the ones found on volume 2).

My Grade: C-


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