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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.

Director:

Robert Clampett

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ausgetrickst 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

This toon can be found on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection - Volume 1 (disc 3). See more »

Quotes

Rabbit Thugs: [after spotting Bugs run by in his turtle suit] Uh, duh, duh hey you's guys here comes the 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

Black Coffee
(uncredited)
Written by Al Hoffman, Maurice Sigler and Al Goodhart
Played when Bugs obsesses over losing the race
Also played during the shot of the newspaper and the gambling ring
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Why Can't The Rabbit Beat The Turtle?
12 February 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Bug is watching a movie about the famous race between "The Tortoise And The Hare." Bugs is frustrated and asks aloud, "Why does he (the turtle) always win?"

Bugs then turns to us, the audience, and explains all the reasons the rabbit should prevail in this contest. He then decides to go and ask (while in disguise, of course) "Cecil Turtle" the secret to his success. Cecil, wise to him from the start, gives him a lot of baloney about "airflow chassis that we turtles are designed with," etc. Bugs buys it, checking all the info out that is printed on blueprints.

Bugs then challenges the turtle to another race, to get the honor of the rabbit back....and that's the rest of the animated short. It was very good overall, even if we knew who was going to win that rematch.


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