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Rebel Rabbit (1949)

The signs indicate current bounty prices: $50 for a fox, $75 for a bear, only 2 cents for a rabbit. Bugs is insulted.

Director:

Robert McKimson

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Postal Employee / Game Commissioner / Guard / Southern Senator (voice)
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When Bugs finds out that the bounty for rabbits is only two cents, he asks the bounty commissioner why. He's told that the bounty is so low because rabbits are harmless animals. Bugs decides to change that by being a national menace. Written by Ondre Lombard <olombard@lombard.cyberverse.com>

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One of a handful of Looney Tunes shorts that feature live-action scenes. (The initial shot of Times Square in New York, and the shots of the Army deploying.) See more »

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Bugs Bunny: [Bugs casually strolls into the Game Commissioner's office, and grabs him by the throat] Eh, WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA OF RABBITS BEING ONLY WORTH 2 CENTS?
Game Commissioner: STOP STEAMING UP MY GLASSES!
Bugs Bunny: Never mind that. How come rabbits are only two cents? Huh?
Game Commissioner: Well, other animals are destructive, harmful, obnoxious to people. They do damage.
Bugs Bunny: Nyeh, tell me more, Doc.
Game Commissioner: Rabbits are sweet, furry little creatures. They wouldn't harm a hair on your head.
Bugs Bunny: Eh, get him. Hee hee. He don't know me very well, do he?
Game Commissioner: Rabbits are perfectly...
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References Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »

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The Toy Trumpet
Music by Raymond Scott
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Yes, Bugs Gets A Little Carried Away!
9 June 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

The US. Game Commission has set a $50 bounty for each fox that is caught. Bugs, and we viewers, know that because it's on a poster nailed to a tree where Bugs Bunny lives. On the next tree is a similar sign offering $75 for a bear. A third and final sign has a rabbit's bounty at two cents! Bugs is furious. "That is an insult! They can't get away with it. Rabbits is worth more than mangy old foxes and bears and stuff," he says. "It's discrimination. I'm a taxpayer. I've got my rights."

He goes to the post office and mails himself to Washington. He is told rabbits are furry, harmless creatures, unlike the others, and that's why their bounty is so low. Bugs winds up having to prove how rabbits can be "as obnoxious as anybody." For Bugs, that is not a hard assignment.

Bugs goes on vandalizing spree in Washington and New York City. Normally, I might agree this is a horrible message - that vandalism pays - but it gets so ludicrous that you can't take the slightest thing seriously in here. I mean, Bugs Bunny shutting off Niagara Falls and filling in the Grand Canyon? Yes, it gets a little wild...all so Bugs can get a little respect. And, justice does prevail in the end in a very funny final minute that includes real-life footage.

Bugs sums it all up with a humorous line: "Could it be that I carried this thing too far?"

Yeah. This outrageous cartoon can be seen on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume three DVD.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1949 (USA) See more »

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