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Tortoise Wins by a Hare (1943)

Bugs challenges Cecil Turtle to race, only this time he's wearing an aerodynamic suit like Cecil's. Unfortunately, the gambling ring has bet everything on the rabbit, and Bugs now looks like a tortoise.

Directors:

Robert Clampett, Tex Avery (uncredited)

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Cecil Turtle / Mrs. Turtle / Narrators / Rabbit Bookee / Rabbit Thugs (voice) (uncredited)
Michael Maltese Michael Maltese ... Various Rabbit Thugs (voice) (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce Tedd Pierce ... Various Rabbit Thugs (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Bugs challenges Cecil Turtle to race, only this time he's wearing an aerodynamic suit like Cecil's. Unfortunately, the gambling ring has bet everything on the rabbit, and Bugs now looks like a tortoise.

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Merrie Melodies #9 (1942-1943 Season): Tortoise Wins by a Hare See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,285, 16 February 1998

Gross USA:

$14,753

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,753
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The dialog between Bugs (in his old-timer disguise) and Cecil is drawn heavily from catch phrases used in the radio program, Fibber McGee and Molly. (Example: "That ain't the way I heered it, Johnny!") See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: You fools! What are you doing? I'm the rabbit! The rabbit! Look, I'm the rabbit!
Rabbit Thugs: Eh, now he tells us.
[shoot themselves in the head]
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Alternate Versions

The original ending to this cartoon had all of the gangster rabbits lined up next to one another so that they could shoot themselves in the head with a single bullet. After the shot was fired, they fell dead to the ground and that was the end. This ending is rarely shown on television anymore; the cartoon abruptly fades to black instead. See more »

Connections

Followed by Rabbit Transit (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

We Did It Before (and We Can Do It Again)
(uncredited)
Written by Cliff Friend and Charles Tobias
Sung by the turtles as "He Did It Before and He Can Do It Again"
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Viewers win by more then a hair
24 November 2004 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Bugs Bunny attempts to beat Cecil Turtle in a race, but can't. This short shows that Bugs doesn't lose very often. But when he does he can be as sore of a loser as Daffy Duck. I found the short to be hilarious myself, with great sight gags. but I can see why others would disagree. This short leaves the ending unedited unlike when it's shown on TV. Also the ending brings to mind that there IS a fair amount of suicide in the Looney Tunes canon of shorts. I have no idea what THAT'S about. I'd definitely recommend this short without hesitation. This cartoon is on Disk 3 of the "Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 1"

My Grade: A


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