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What's Up Doc? (1950)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 17 June 1950 (USA)
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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The "We're the Boys of Chorus" song is heard at the end of every episode of Svengoolie (1995). See more »

Goofs

Bugs Bunny's chin stubble suddenly disappears the moment Elmer Fudd recognizes him on the park bench. See more »

Quotes

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

Featured in Four Guys Talk Looney Tunes (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(uncredited)
Music by Effie I. Canning
[Plays when baby Bugs is shown.]
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Robert McKimson wasn't all bad as a director: here's a delightful short highlighted by a swinging title song number
6 March 2007 | by J. SpurlinSee all my reviews

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?

The director of this picture, Robert McKimson, is rated low among cartoon fans, and I think rightly so. But this film is a delight, especially Bugs's and Elmer's swinging musical number, "What's Up, Doc?" Here is McKimson at his rare best.

Other treats include caricatures of Al Jolson, Jack Benny, Eddie Cantor and Bing Crosby, (and Elmer's crack at their expense); and funny bits from Bugs's and Elmer's comedy act.

This cartoon is included in the "Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume One," Disc 1.


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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 »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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