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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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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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Trivia

A blueprint of Cecil's turtle shell is shown at one point in the cartoon. In the bottom right-hand corner of the blueprint the name Sasanoff is visible. This is a reference to Robert Clampett's layout artist Michael Sasanoff. See more »

Quotes

[Bugs, who is disguised as the turtle, gets ambushed and attacked by the thug rabbits, who think he really is the turtle]
Rabbit Thugs: [attacking Bugs] Take that, ya doity toitle! Take that!
Bugs Bunny: Toitle, shmoitle! I'm the rabbit!
Rabbit Thugs: You're da toitle!
Bugs Bunny: Rabbit!
Rabbit Thugs: Toitle!
Bugs Bunny: Rabbit!
Rabbit Thugs: Toitle!
Bugs Bunny: Rabbit!
Rabbit Thugs: Toitle!
[...]
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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 »


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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Quite a morbid ending...but quite enjoyable regardless.
2 June 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is the second of three shorts by Looney Tunes (this follows "Tortoise Beats Hare") featuring Bugs Bunny racing the tortoise--and, as usual, the clever tortoise gets the best of him.

In this case, Bugs decides to do a bit of spying before the re-match. The tortoise tells Bugs he won due to his streamline design--so Bugs makes a turtle costume of his own. However, this is NOT a good idea, as a syndicate of gambler rabbits are determined to make sure the tortoise loses the race--and the real tortoise is disguised as a rabbit. The results are quite funny but what comes as a real shock is the extremely violent and dark ending--even compared to other Looney Tunes shorts! Funny and well worth seeing.


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