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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.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / The Inuit Hunter (voice)
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ballade på Sydpolen See more »

Company Credits

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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Trivia

This cartoon has been largely barred from TV showings because of complaints about its treatment of Inuit peoples, both in the (perceived) stereotypical way the hunter is drawn and when Bugs insults him by calling him a "big baboon" and an "Eskimo pie-head". See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Bugs Bunny: I always wanted a nice, long formal vacation. Let's go, kid.
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Alternate Versions

When the cartoon aired on television in 1965, Bugs, having learned about the days and nights are six months long in Antarctica, says that he will not need to be back at work until July 1968 (rather than in 1953, as is the case in the original film). See more »

Connections

Spoofs Nanook of the North (1922) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Miami Beach
(uncredited)
Music by Carl W. Stalling
Sung twice by Bugs
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Cutesy penguin
25 October 2004 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

Not the Danny DeVito penguin I assure you.

Bugs is on his way to Miami beach but, like usual, he cannot read a map to save his life (it must be kinda tough to do underground I guess) and ends up in the South Pole.

After inadvertently saving the life of a cute little penguin from an Eskimo hunter (in the south pole?) the penguin becomes too attached to Bugs to let him leave. Though Bugs cannot bear to look into the Penguin's sad little eyes he shoves him away to get back to his vacation to Miami.

Only the little Penguin falls right into the hands of the hunter again and Bugs must use his old tricks of outsmarting and extreme cunning to save his life again.

Funny? Yes. Cute? Yes. But still not as many laughs as you're used to getting from Bugs.


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