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Falling Hare (1943)

Bugs encounters wartime sabotage and takes to the air to do battle.

Director:

Robert Clampett

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / The Gremlin (voice) (uncredited)
Robert Clampett ... Various (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Relaxing with a carrot at an army air field, Bugs is reading "Victory Through Hare Power," and scoffs at the notion of "gremlins," little creatures who wreak havoc on planes with their "dia-bo-lickal sabo-tay-gee." His reading is interrupted by a clanging sound, and it turns out to be a little wing-headed being pounding on a bockbuster bomb with a mallet. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bugs Bunny and the Gremlin See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Vitaphone production reel #1167A. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: Hey, I bet that was a... Say, do you think that... Hey, could that have been a... gremlin?
The Gremlin: [shouting directly into Bugs' ear] IT AIN'T WENDELL WILLKIE!
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Connections

Referenced in Tiny Toons' Night Ghoulery (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Traffic
(uncredited)
Music by J.S. Zamecnik
Played when Bugs slips on the banana peels
Also played from when Bugs is pried off the door to when they fly between buildings
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Falling Hare: Inner workings of a Cwazy Wabbit
23 March 2014 | by woodwotherinstonhaughSee all my reviews

Mr. Freeling, Producer of the Bugs cartoons in their most classic era, believed there were two basic dramatic types: Identification Characters (Porky, Elmer Fudd ) and Aspiration Characters ( Bugs, and...Yosemite Sam? Hmmm...). Bugs as we know is a supernatural Being, with powers ordinary rabbits or humans do not have. In this movie he encounters another such Being, the Gremlin. But the Gremlin is even more Elemental than Bugs---he's a sort of Primordial Force of Destruction.Its not that he hates anybody; its his job, and he does it well, like James Bond. Right at the outset of the Bug/Gremlin collaboration the little guy says that you have to hit Blockbusters just right; Bugs, with his typical streetwise sangfroid says, "Yeah?" but instead of the usual blowing off of the other character, the Gremlin even more authoritatively replies "YEAH!" and makes it stick. From then on, the Gremlin is in charge.

For another Bugs-Tables-Turned storyline, see the one with the Lion ( married to Hortense ): "I gotta go Mr. Bunny; sorry I can't stay and Kill you."

But for me the most important and intriguing detail of the cartoon is during the sequence with the Blockbuster Bomb, when the music distinctly plays the phrase "I'll Take Manhattan." This was 1943, remember, and the Manhattan Project was top secret.


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