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Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk (1943)

Bugs fights the legendary giant. In the historical context of World War II much fun is made of the giant's claimed superiority over the more clever and fun-loving rabbit.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Giant / Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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Bugs fights the legendary giant. In the historical context of World War II much fun is made of the giant's claimed superiority over the more clever and fun-loving rabbit.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Riesen-Spaß See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

[last lines]
Giant: Look out for that first step. It's a lulu.
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Long, Long Ago
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Music by Thomas Haynes Bayley
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size does matter
25 June 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

I notice that "Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk" is one of a couple of cartoons in which Bugs Bunny's opponent is a total klutz - complete with a voice like George from "Of Mice and Men"* - whom Bugs could clobber without even trying. But even though the giant here is an easy target, it's impossible not to like the wacky series of events (or the literal ear drum).

There's one other thing that I notice. This cartoon contains an obvious WWII theme, as the brainless giant claims to be more powerful than Bugs but obviously isn't (much like the Nazis claimed to be). If this is what's going to happen to the US given the current state of affairs...well, don't say that they didn't warn us.

But I digress. It's a pretty funny cartoon.

*Other such characters were Beaky Buzzard ("Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid"), Junyer Bear ("Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears") and Pete Puma ("Rabbit's Kin").


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