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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 »

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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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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

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

Soundtracks

We're the Boys of the Chorus
(uncredited)
[Performed by Bugs Bunny and Chorus]
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The pick of the litter.
15 September 1999 | by eye3See all my reviews

For my money, the penultimate of Bugs Bunny's career.

Bugs tells his life story over the phone to the Disassociated Press (a clue for what we're in for.) We follow the trace of his career from dancing school, vaudeville, unemployment, a break from "big vaudeville star" Elmer Fudd (!), a twist in the act that's a hit with the audience and puts them in the big time.

And finally, Hollywood. The bit where they sing the title song does it for me. But even then, they still have a joke on him at the end. See it yourself.


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