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Bugs helps a penguin go home via New Orleans, Martinique, the Panama Canal and finally the South Pole. But the penguin's home is in New Jersey.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Hobo / Man drinking mint julip in New Orleans / Natives (voice)
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Storyline

Bugs helps a little penguin get home after the Ice Frolics show he was in is closed. They head south to New Orleans where the penguin gets on the Admiral Byrd, which it turns out is bound for Brooklyn. Their second attempt gets them to the Panama canal but they soon find themselves as the main course for a native dinner. They finally make it to the South Pole but Bugs too late just where home is. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bugs el dadivoso See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"8 Ball Bunny" has a double connection to Humphrey Bogart: 1) Bogart's character from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre shows up several times in caricature, begging money from Bugs. 2) Bugs, around 4:30, sings a song in calypso style summarizing the plot of the story so far. This is a parody of what the character King Moses regularly did in the radio series Bold Venture, which starred Bogart and Lauren Bacall. See more »

Goofs

The South American native's use of the word "bwana" (referring to the Fred Dobbs ) is out of place since it is an African term originating in the Swahili language. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: [on a railroad car with the penguin] Me and my big fat promises.
[Penguin cries]
Bugs Bunny: All right, all right! If there's one thing I can't stand is to see a penguin cry.
Hobo: Me neither. Penguins is practically chickens. And I hates to see chickens cry so much, that I has to put them out of their misery.
Bugs Bunny: Eh, pardon me, Mac, but, er, rabbits is bigger than penguins.
Hobo: So they are, and I love rabbit stew!
[chases Bugs; Bugs trips him up and sends him flying out the car]
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Soundtracks

Sweet Georgia Brown
(uncredited)
Music by Maceo Pinkard and Ben Bernie
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One of my top 10
29 October 2003 | by griffin84See all my reviews

This has got to be one of my all-time favorite Bugs Bunny cartoons, mostly because it's one of the first ones that we actually feel really sorry for poor Bugs. After coming across a lost little penguin who was accidentally left behind, he promises to help him find his way home... only to discover that penguins live at the South Pole! Bugs and the little penguin set off to bring the little penguin home, through starving hobos, a tax to cross the Panama Canal, getting attacked by a hungry tribe of cannibals, not to mention getting followed by a certain celebrity from The Treasure of Sierra Madre, they finally make it to the South Pole. However, Bugs discovers one tiny little problem: this penguin was raised in captivity in Hoboken, New Jersey!!!

If you're like me, you'll fall in love with that cute little penguin (who can resist melting when he cries ice cubes?) and laugh as Bugs strains himself to help him out. Definitely a classic to love and watch over and over.


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