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A Hare Grows in Manhattan (1947)

Bugs Bunny relates his early life in the Manhattan tenements and spotlights his encounter with a gang of canine toughs.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writers:

Michael Maltese (story), Tedd Pierce (story)
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Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Spike / Dogs (voice)
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The sycophantic newsreel reporter Lola Beverly wants Bugs Bunny's life story. The great Hollywood star tells of his humble beginnings in the tenements of Manhattan. We see poor Bugs terrorized by a gang of canine toughs led by a bullying bulldog who smokes a cigar and wears a derby and a turtleneck sweater. He's subjected to a cruel "dog pile on the rabbit," but our wily Bugs soon turns the tables on these toughs. Bugs subjects his main tormenter to pies in his face; a confusing performance in front of an Egyptian cigarette billboard; a fall from the top of a building; and an embarrassing entanglement in a series of clotheslines. Bugs Bunny finds his real saviors are Betty Smith and a book title calculated to win the heart of any New York bow-wow. Written by J. Spurlin

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Hase aus Manhattan See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The title is a play on "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," a coming-of-age novel set in early twentieth century Brooklyn. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: [as Spike is hanging by his fingers on the clothesline, Bugs proceeds to loosen each finger] Mhm... this wittle piddy went to market... this wittle piddy stayed home... this wittle piggy had roast beef.
[Spike falls]
Bugs Bunny: Well, what do you know, ran out of piddies! Gee, ain't I a stinker?
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Referenced in The Looney Tunes Show: Best Friends (2011) See more »

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Ahí, viene la conga
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Music by Raúl Valdespí
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Bugs Bunny sings "The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady" and Carl Stalling provides memorable music for the Egyptian billboard scene in this fine short from Friz Freleng and his team
15 March 2007 | by J. SpurlinSee all my reviews

The sycophantic newsreel reporter Lola Beverly wants Bugs Bunny's life story. The great Hollywood star tells of his humble beginnings in the tenements of Manhattan. We see poor Bugs terrorized by a gang of canine toughs led by a bullying bulldog who smokes a cigar and wears a derby and a turtleneck sweater. He's subjected to a cruel "dog pile on the rabbit," but our wily Bugs soon turns the tables on these toughs. Bugs subjects his main tormenter to pies in his face; a confusing performance in front of an Egyptian cigarette billboard; a fall from the top of a building; and an embarrassing entanglement in a series of clotheslines. Bugs Bunny finds his real saviors are Betty Smith and a book title calculated to win the heart of any New York bow-wow.

Bugs Bunny sings "The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady" and Carl Stalling provides memorable music for the Egyptian billboard scene in this fine short from Friz Freleng and his team. My favorite gag: the bulldog's method for getting through his gang after they've blocked the alleyway from Bugs. The renowned rabbit relates his life story again in "What's Up Doc?" (1950).

This cartoon is available on the "Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume Three," Disc 1.


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