Daffy challenges duckhunter Elmer to a boxing match, rigged in his favor with the collusion of the duck referee. In the stands, Elmer's dog Larrimore suspects that something funny is going ... See full summary »
Another entry in the "books come alive" subgenre, with possibly more books coming alive than any other. We begin with some musical numbers, notably the various pages of Green Pastures all ... See full summary »
The Four Blackbirds,
Mountie Elmer is on the trail of Bugs who's wanted dead or alive, "preferably dead". Elmer gets handcuffed to a bomb. Bugs looks through all Elmer's keys but can't seem to find the right one... Bugs foils Elmer with tricks like the Elmer-shaped snowman. Finally Bugs lets himself be arrested. Elmer takes Bugs back to the log stockade and puts Bugs up before a Mountie firing squad. But Bugs starts singing "Dixie". The stockade becomes a field of cotton, and all the Mounties, including Elmer, turn into singing Negro minstrels!Written by
The display of "Wanted" signs near the beginning are out of order.The music does not match the display. See more »
[trapped in handcuff bomb]
OHHHH! My keys! Where are my keys? My keys! Hurry up! Gimme the keys! Oh!
[they're in his hand]
Eh, what's up, Doc?
Quick, get me outta this predicament, undo these cuffs!
All right, Doc, keep yer shoit on, take it easy! Gee, he's an excitable type.
Let's see now, the garage, the car, for the front door...
... and the back door... Ah, here it is!
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The end of this cartoon has Bugs proclaiming his last wish in a chorus of "I Wish I Were in Dixie", which is followed by Bugs, Elmer Fudd and the Mounties all in blackface singing "Camptown Races". This scene is cut from television and home video. On the Cartoon Explosion DVD (and Cartoon Network), Bugs starts to sing "I Wish I Were in Dixie", and the picture quickly cuts (or dissolves on CN) to the end card. On TBS and TNT the scene is edited out differently: a fake "iris-out" after Bugs sings "I Wish I Were in Dixie"; or the footage of Bugs dancing was replayed as the sound from the end of the cartoon proceeded as normal. Here's a photo of the edited scene: http://looney.goldenagecartoons.com/ltcuts/freshhare.jpg See more »
Elmer Fudd is a Mountie who comes across Bugs Bunny who is breaking several laws. Elmer goes to arrest the rabbit but you just know Bugs isn't going to be easy to take in.
Here's another extremely fast and fun short from the fine folks at Warner. Once again you've got two great characters doing some funny work and of course the animation is wonderful throughout. There are a lot of great fun to be had here as poor Elmer gets abused in countless ways. This includes him being disgraced by his "higher officer" and it eventually leads to tears. This film has become best remembered for its ending, which is one reason why the cartoon was pulled by the studio. It's certainly not very PC-friendly but instead of being offended it should just lead to an open discussion on how things were back in this era.
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