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Wackiki Wabbit (1943)

On a tropical island a pair of castaways look to Bugs as a source of food.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Tedd Pierce (story)
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Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny (voice) (uncredited)
Augie Goupil Augie Goupil ... Musicians (voice) (uncredited)
Michael Maltese Michael Maltese ... Fat Castaway (voice) (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce Tedd Pierce ... Thin Castaway (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Two goofy island castaways are dreaming about food (and imagining each other to BE food!) when Bugs Bunny washes up on the island. The castaways are intent on eating the rabbit, but Bugs manages to outsmart them time and again. Written by Mike Konczewski

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Trivia

Vitaphone production reel #1051A. See more »

Quotes

[singing & repeating together]
Fat CastawayThin Castaway: We're gonna have roast rabbit! We're gonna have roast rabbit!
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Connections

Referenced in Half-Fare Hare (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Asleep in the Deep
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Music by Henry W. Petrie
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LT Writers Spoof Themselves
9 June 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

We see something unusual right off the bat in this cartoon: a quick picture of something that isn't animated. In this case, it's a giant hamburger. That's what one of two starving guys on a raft out in the ocean sees, instead of his partner. The other guy soon is hallucinating, too, seeing food where human body parts are! Thankfully, they are spared from these gruesome things as they spot an island and race there in their suddenly-speedy raft.

Bugs Bunny, probably the only living thing on the small island, spots this ravenous duo and quickly sets his brain in motion. How he does NOT become dinner is the focus of this story. Along the way are some funny bits with graphics regarding language translations. It's also interesting that the two LT writers are the guys characterized in the cartoon! Good for them! It's always good to be able to laugh at yourself, so kudos to Michael Maltese and Tedd Pierce.

I agree with the reviewers here: this is a classic cartoon, full of inventive sights that are guaranteed to make you laugh. No sense describing all of them. Suffice to say all three main characters are good in here. The ending's a little sappy, but it's hard to get everything perfect.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Merrie Melodies #18 (1942-1943 Season): Wackiki Wabbit See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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