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Prest-O Change-O (1939)

On a dark and stormy night, the Two Curious Puppies wander into an old dark house, and fall victim to the tricks of a mischievous magician's rabbit.

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... Cuckoo Clock / Dog Laughing / Dog Hiccup / Rabbit Laugh (voice) (uncredited)
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On a dark and stormy night, the Two Curious Puppies wander into an old dark house, and fall victim to the tricks of a mischievous magician's rabbit.

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25 March 1939 (USA)  »

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Kaninchen im Hut  »

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The second of four apperances by the rabbit character who later evolved into Bugs Bunny. (The first was Porky's Hare Hunt (1938).) See more »


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Music by Harry Warren
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Decent Short
4 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

Prest-O Change-O (1939)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Two dogs are trying to get away from a dog catcher during a stormy night. The two duck into a haunted house where a magician's rabbit decides to drive them crazy. There's a lot more style than actual substance in this short, which manages to look beautiful but it's a little too hollow to fully enjoy. What I enjoyed most was the animated work, which is extremely well done by Jones. There are many wonderful visuals including an early one where a door begins to shrink just as one of the dogs walks through but the other can't make it. The reaction to the second dog is priceless and funny as well. The rabbit here is certainly an early model for Bugs Bunny but you will clearly see that the two aren't even close. This is by no means a bad film but there's must better out there.


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