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Long-Haired Hare (1949)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 25 June 1949 (USA)
Bugs Bunny retaliates against the pompous opera star who does him violence.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Giovanni Jones - screaming / Maestro / Delivery Boy / Musicians (voice)
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Storyline

Opera star Giovanni Jones is trying to rehearse but Bugs is singing another tune while playing his banjo, then his harp, then his tuba. Jones destroys the instruments over Bugs' head, and, of course, "this means war." Revenge takes place when Bugs, as white-maned "Leopold", conducts Jones' Hollywood Bowl concert. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conejo de pelo largo 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bugs Bunny, as the Hollywood Bowl conductor, impersonates Leopold Stokowski, who frequently conducted at the Hollywood Bowl himself in the 1930s and 1940s and did much work in Hollywood. See more »

Quotes

Bugs: [Jones is glaring at him] Eh, what's up, Doc?
[Jones grabs Bugs by the neck, places him in the harp and slams the harp shut over his neck, then exits]
Bugs: [referring to Jones] Hmm, also a rabbit hater. Oh, well.
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Connections

Featured in Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Largo al factotum
(uncredited)
From "The Barber of Seville"
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Lyrics by Cesare Sterbini
Sung by Giovanni Jones during rehearsal and onstage
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A unique Bugs Bunny classic, deservedly renowned.

An essential part of a Looney Tunes cartoon is the music. From the Road Runner music to convey speed or misery and imminent doom, to the normal sound effects. But opera affects the cartoons in a big way.

In this cartoon, Bugs Bunny's music-playing disrupts opera singer Giovanni Jones's rehearsals, which leads to retaliation by the opera singer. Bugs is repeatedly thwarted in attempts to make music, until he decides to get his own back that night by conducting the opera.

It's stupendously funny, like when Giovanni is put off by the singing rabbit and the fat singer begins dancing merrily only to realize he's gone wrong. His expressions of frustration as Bugs starts playing again are great. But Bugs steals the show when he calmly dispatches the singer through his conducting. His raised eyebrows and earmuffs are great. It's on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection and should be.


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