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Frigid Hare (1949)

Bugs rescues a penguin from an Inuit hunter at the South Pole and becomes obligated to it beyond his wildest dreams.

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Bugs rescues a penguin from an Inuit hunter at the South Pole and becomes obligated to it beyond his wildest dreams.

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7 October 1949 (USA)  »

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Ballade på Sydpolen  »

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In 2003, this short was "un-banned" and finally given an uncut release as part of the first volume of Looney Tunes shorts in a 4-disc DVD set. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: [the penguin knocks Bugs over] Hey, watch it, you little runt! What's the hurry? Where's the fi...
[an Inuit hunter knocks him over]
Bugs Bunny: Hey, you big palooka! Watch were you're going!
Inuit hunter: [Returns] Huh?
Bugs Bunny: Eh, what's up, Doc?
Inuit hunter: Um grola gooch ump.
Bugs Bunny: Huh? Oh, the little guy. He went that way, Nanook.
[Points the opposite way; hunter exits]
Bugs Bunny: A lot of traffic along here. Let's see now, where was I...
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References The Gold Rush (1925) See more »

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You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Bugs walks out in drag
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Isn't he cute?
23 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

Ahh, the first appearance of what has to be Warner Bros.'s cutest cartoon creation: the tuxedo-wearing penguin. Who can't help but gush when that adorable little bird stars crying ice cubes? Bugs takes yet another wrong turn at Albuquerque and ends up in the South Pole, just in time to save said-penguin from an eskimo. However, when he leaves the little penguin to continue his vacation, it gets caught by the same eskimo, and Bugs feels obligated to help out the poor little bird, even though it will no doubt cut into his vacation. I find it interesting that we never find out what the eskimo wanted the penguin for (we assume it's for food, but you never know). Though Bugs is up to his old tricks and gives us an impressive show, the star is still the little penguin. Warning: don't watch this if you have an thing against cuteness, or if the person next to you has a tendency to gush all over cute things ("Awww! I just wanna pinch his wittle cheekies!"); you'll get sick before the cartoon is over.


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