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A Wild Hare (1940)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 27 July 1940 (USA)
Elmer is a dimwitted hunter who's "wooking for wabbits." Bugs proceeds to confuse, bamboozle, and otherwise humiliate the poor simp.

Director:

Tex Avery (as Fred Avery)

Writer:

Rich Hogan (story)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Skunk (voice) (uncredited)
Arthur Q. Bryan Arthur Q. Bryan ... Elmer Fudd (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Elmer is a dimwitted hunter, "wooking for wabbits." Bugs is a clever, smooth-talking character, who confuses Elmer with double-talk and misdirection. Elmer is no match for the wascally wabbit, even when he thinks Bugs is dead. Written by Mike Konczewski

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wild Hare See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This cartoon is considered the first to feature both Bugs' and Elmer's catchphrases - "What's Up, Doc?" and "Be vewy quiet...I'm hunting wabbits" respectively. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elmer Fudd: [first occurence of this line] Be vewy, vewy qwiet. I'm hunting wabbits.
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Crazy Credits

In the 1944 Blue Ribbon reissue of this cartoon, when the WB shield zooms in the copyright notice briefly says MCMXLIV(1944) for a fraction of a second before changing to MCMXL(1940)! See more »

Alternate Versions

When the cartoon was re-released as a Blue Ribbon re-issue, it was inadvertently retitled "The Wild Hare." Also, one of the names Elmer Fudd guesses was changed from Carole Lombard, who had recently died in a plane crash, to Barbara Stanwyck. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

The Girl I Left Behind Me
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Traditional
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User Reviews

And thus begins a rivalry that will last for eons...
2 November 2003 | by SSJAniFanSee all my reviews

Elmer and Bugs finally collide for real this time for the first time ever, in an excellent short by the late, great Tex Avery that hints of things to come. Elmer of course is hunting rabbits, Bugs(unnamed when this came out, although we all know it's him now) is of course defending himself, foiling Elmer's plans and driving him crazy. This is one of the two's best(why wasn't this on the Looney Tunes DVD? Oh well, guess I can wait for a Silver collection). I recommend seeing it to any fan of the "wabbit," or the hunter. After seeing how little has actually changed between the two, it's easy to realize that some things really do never change.

BOTTOM LINE: The first, and one of the best, Bugs vs. Elmer shorts.


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