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The Old Grey Hare (1944)

Elmer Fudd is taken far into the future (past 1990) and Bugs thinks back to when they first met as little babies.

Director:

Robert Clampett

Writer:

Michael Sasanoff (story)
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Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner
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Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / God (voice)
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Storyline

Elmer is in tears over his inability to catch a rabbit. A heavenly voice intervenes however and gives him a glimpse into the future, the year 2000 to be precise. Now old, he's armed with a ray gun, the Buck Rogers Lightning quick rabbit killer. Bugs has also moved on in years but he's still a few steps ahead of his old nemesis. He evokes old memories and once again Elmer let's his prey get the upper hand. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bugs Bunny Specials #6 (1943-1944 Season): The Old Grey Hare See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although angels and devils are common sights, this is one of the few, if not only, times God has made an appearance (albeit off-screen) in a Warner Bros. cartoon. See more »

Goofs

As Old Bugs runs away from Elmer, a futuristic building in the background keeps disappearing repeatedly just as it reaches the edge of the frame. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elmer J. Fudd: [crying] I twied and I twied, but I just simpwy can't seem to catch that old wabbit!
God: If at first you don't succeed, Elmer, try, try again.
Elmer J. Fudd: Twy, twy again? Yeah, but how wong will it take?
God: Come, Elmer. Let us look far into the future.
Elmer J. Fudd: Will I eventually catch the wabbit?
God: Come, Elmer. Come past the years 1950, 1960, past 1970, '80, '90... When you hear the sound of the gong, it will be exactly 2000 A.D.
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Crazy Credits

After Bugs hands Elmer the lit stick of dynamite, the cartoon ends, but you can still hear the fuse burning. As the dynamite explodes, the "That's All Folks!" card shakes wildly. See more »

Alternate Versions

On The WB, this scene was removed: baby Elmer levels his cork gun at baby Bugs' face and baby Bugs then smashes his bottle of carrot juice over baby Elmer's head. See more »


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Memories
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Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
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When Clampett was good, he was vewy vewy good.
24 March 2004 | by RikichiSee all my reviews

I have gone on record as not being the biggest fan of Robert Clampett. He repeats a lot of corny gags that didn't really bear repeating, some of his animation had the tendency to become too rubbery, but what I most objected to was actually not a failing of his own, but a sort of tribute, as dozens of animators that followed trying to emulate him most often accentuated his bad traits at the expense of his genius. Ah, that's the rub! How can you copy genius?

This cartoon was one of those masterpieces Clampett created while he was at Warner Bros. We've all seen a hundred cartoons (my exaggerate - he he) where they show characters in infancy to old age, but never has anyone captured the brilliance of this one. As Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd go to the year 2000, the chase is on with a space age type rifle, and when we see them as infants, the chase was on even then with a popgun.

Like I said, I'm not a huge fan of Clampett's, but all animation lovers have to be indebted to those works he directed at WB that even today (especially today) are high water marks for anyone in this medium.


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