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What's Up Doc? (1950)

Bugs' showbiz career is recounted from babyhood to stardom. Bugs and Elmer Fudd perform the title song.

Director:

Robert McKimson

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Al Jolson / Eddie Cantor / Director (voice)
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Storyline

The Disassociated Press wants Bugs Bunny's life story. Got a pencil? "First," says Bugs, "I was born." He quickly learns he is different from the other children: he's a "rabbit in a human world." He grows up to accept repetitive chorus boy jobs in such Broadway revues as "Girl of the Golden Vest," "Wearing of the Grin" and "Rosie's Cheeks." His career hits the skids and he's living on a park bench before he's discovered by that great vaudeville star, Elmer Fudd. Their dual comedy act is a hit, which leads to film roles. Will Bugs Bunny ever have to look back? Written by J. Spurlin

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hare's My Story 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 and Elmer perform the "What's Up Doc?" title song. This is the first cartoon in which its lyrics are heard. However, the song first was first released in "Bugs Bunny In Storyland", a Capitol Record Reader recorded on April 21 and 22, 1949. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bugs Bunny: [answering the phone] Eh, start talking. It's your nickel.
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Connections

Referenced in Explorers (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady
(uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
[Plays when "Rosie's Cheeks" is shown on the theater billboard.]
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User Reviews

 
An upbeat Bugs Bunny episode
23 November 2008 | by MightyzebraSee all my reviews

I saw hardly anything wrong with this short - apart from the fact that it felt too short. I thought it was sweet, funny and had a good storyline. I thought it good that after less than ten years of Bugs Bunny, the WB studios were ready to make a history episode of Bugs Bunny's life. That is what the plot-line is. It may not be how other people see it, but it's just a cartoon. "What's Up Doc" may not have the humour right for everybody, but it can appeal to a wide range of people, many who might even say they do not like Looney Tunes. This is one of my favourite Bugs Bunny shorts and there are many other people out there with similar tastes as me, who will enjoy it even more, or just as much.

In this episode, Bugs Bunny, sunbathing beside his swimming pool, receives a call from a reporter who wants to know about his life. Bugs gives an account of his days from babyhood to the now and we see him performing in familiar and unfamiliar episodes and it is a delight to watch...

I recommend this to anybody who is bored of the slapstick and farce in Looney Tunes and prefers different sorts of this WB cartoon series. Enjoy "What's Up Doc?" :-)


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