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Fresh Hare (1942)

In the Canadian North Woods, Bugs is wanted dead or alive and Elmer is out to bring him in.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny (voice) (uncredited)
Arthur Q. Bryan Arthur Q. Bryan ... Elmer Fudd (voice) (uncredited)
The Sportsmen Quartet The Sportsmen Quartet ... Vocalists (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

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 David Steele

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bugs Bunny stellt sich See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Leon Schlesinger Studios See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Features, for the last time, the redesigned overweight Elmer Fudd of the early 40s. See more »

Goofs

The display of "Wanted" signs near the beginning are out of order.The music does not match the display. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: [luring Elmer into a tree] Last one in's a rotten egg!
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Connections

Featured in Bamboozled (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, You Beautiful Doll
(uncredited)
Music by Nat Ayer
Played during the shot of the Wanted poster with Bugs done up as Hitler
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Blurred Things
30 July 2007 | by j-b-w-1See all my reviews

The much-discussed black-face ending is a non-sequitur, by its nature completely gratuitous. It is blurred out in a recent Digiview Public Domain version and an R - for Restricted? - appears in a box at the top left of the screen.

Other versions are available without the censorship. Or used to be.

Of its time and not a good gag but such meddling does not reflect well on the company. All it says to me is that these PD racketeers just want to market their wares to kiddies.

I'd cite this title as fairly strong evidence that Bugs is a gay character. Maybe someone with a bad conscience will censor the kissing, the sexualized power-games and the give-away silhouette in the snow. But who is the lady in this relationship? We are left guessing.


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