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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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Certificate:

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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 »

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

In the opening scene, Bugs is reading a book titled "Victory Thru Hare Power". It's a spoof on the title of "Victory Through Air Power", by Maj. Alexander de Seversky, published by Garden City Books, NY, in 1942. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
[as the plane hurtles to a certain doom, the plane suddenly coughs and sputters, and stops a few feet off the ground]
The Gremlin: Sorry, folks. We ran out of gas.
Bugs Bunny: Yeah, you know how it is with these "A" cards.
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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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A Different Kind of Bugs Short
29 March 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Falling Hare (1943)

*** (out of 4)

World War II produced short has Bugs Bunny reading a book warning that there are "gremlins" out there who want to harm America. Bugs laughs this idea off but before long he's being beaten and abused by a gremlin.

FALLING HARE isn't what I'd consider a "classic" short but it's certainly rather unique. Many of the famous cartoon characters from this era were put into wartime shorts where they battled Germany, Hitler and various others. This film is certainly unique since we get to see Bugs taking the abuse that he normally hands out to other people. Obviously there's a "warning" message in the film and it comes across very well. Overall this is a fun short that has some great animation and a rather good storyline. The film is missing the laughs that you get with a normal Bugs short but it's still very much worth watching.


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