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The Heckling Hare (1941)

This time Bugs is chased by hunting dog Willoughby.

Director:

Tex Avery (as Fred Avery)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Tex Avery ... Willoughby (voice) (uncredited)
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Bugs is being chased again, this time by a dog named Willoughby. The clumsy mutt is incredibly stupid, literally falling for Bugs' cons again and again. Bugs becomes a bit overconfident in his dealing with the dog, though, and finds himself falling for his own tricks. In the end, cartoon logic wins out over the laws of gravity--or does it? Written by Mike Konczewski

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Une vie de lapin See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Leon Schlesinger Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The first Warner Bros. cartoon to feature a Bugs Bunny variant intro. In this cartoon, a smaller Warner Bros. shield zooms in with Bugs reclining on top of it, eating a carrot. He notices the audience looking at him, frowns, and pulls down the Merrie Melodies title as if it were a window shade. See more »

Goofs

As Bugs and Willoughby fall screaming off a cliff, the carrot Bugs is holding vanishes for a few shots then reappears. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: Let's see... what can I do to this guy next?
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Connections

Featured in That's All Folks! Tales from Termite Terrace (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
Music by James Brockman, James Kendis and Nat Vincent
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Greatness
30 October 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

The last Tex Avery Bugs Bunny short is not only his best, but one of the best Bugs Bunny cartoons if not ever, then certainly the early years of the rabbit. We follow Bugs Bunny as he cons Willoughby the mentally retarded dog over and over again.Every single gag in this short is hilarious and makes this film a timeless classic. This animated short can be seen on Disc 1 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 2. It also features an optional commentary by Greg Ford.which is interesting in itself. Furthermore it has a little featurette "Behind the Tunes - A Conversation with Tex Avery" that I'll get more into in the listing for that on this site.

My Grade: A+


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