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Hare Remover (1946)

Elmer Fudd is a mad scientist who wants to turn Bugs Bunny into a fiend. Bugs tricks this ersatz Dr. Jekyll into drinking his own mixture; later, each thinks the other has changed into a bear.

Director:

Frank Tashlin (uncredited)

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Rover (voice)
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Storyline

Elmer is a mad scientist working on a serum that will turn victims into monsters. He tries out the potion on Bugs, but it's unsuccessful. Elmer, however, gets Bugs mixed up with a bear, and assumes his potion works--with wacky results! Written by Mike Konczewski

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elmer's Hare Remover See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Elmer Fudd: [Elmer is seen dripping chemicals into a test tube] I'm trying to make the formula that will change a normal character into a deviwish fiend.
[makes pointy-eared face and green eyes for emphasis]
Elmer Fudd: [laughs]
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Soundtracks

The Wish That I Wish Tonight
(uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Played when Elmer mistakes the Bear for Bugs
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Cleverly plotted but scuppered by poor timing and a lack of decent gags
3 November 2008 | by phantom_tollboothSee all my reviews

Frank Tashlin's 'Hare Remover' is a cleverly plotted cartoon which is scuppered by many little problems. Chief amongst these problems is the uncharacteristically poor timing. Several promising gags are neutered by awkward character performances and abrupt cuts. The character designs are also a little off. Bugs Bunny looks OK but Elmer Fudd looks sloppily drawn and animated and the one-shot bear character is completely lacking in any kind of charisma or aesthetic appeal. Elmer also seems miscast as a mad scientist when his role could easily have been filled by a new creation. All these elements aside, 'Hare Remover' puts far too much stock in its clever mistaken-identity scenario and forgets to insert any decent jokes. The best sequence, in which Bugs willingly allows himself to be caught in a primitive rabbit trap, occurs early on in the cartoon and it's all downhill from there. Tashlin made many great cartoons in his years at Warner Bros. but he dropped the ball with 'Hare Remover'.


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