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Bunny Hugged (1951)

This adventure takes Bugs into the world of professional wrestling.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

The big wrestling match: The Crusher vs. Ravishing Ronald. Ronald's mascot is Bugs Bunny ("it's a living"). But Ronald is massively outmatched by The Crusher, and Bugs, seeing his meal ticket threatened, quickly substitutes as "The Masked Terror." But Bugs is no match for him either, at least on a pure physical level. So it's time for Bugs to apply "strategy." He rips his mask, making Crusher think it was his pants fortunately, Stychen Tyme, the tailor, is handy - complete with needle to stick in a sensitive spot. Enraged, Crusher charges, right through the giant safe, into the ropes; Bugs closes the door, Crusher crashes into the safe and is dazed. Bugs suggests he rest up on this nice soft mat... Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conejo destripado 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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Trivia

"Ravishing Ronald" is modeled after wrestler Gorgeous George Wagner, who used many of the gimmicks Ronald does in this cartoon: a valet, perfume, dyed blonde hair and bobby pins. Unlike Ronald, however, Gorgeous George was actually a competent wrestler, and theatrical "cheating" was his trademark, not his opponents'. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the match when "The Crusher' offers Bugs to shake hands, he (and Bugs) shake with the left hand when it should be the right (not left) hand. See more »

Quotes

[after the Crusher crashes against a steel door]
Bugs Bunny: Why, Crusher! It's good to see you.
The Crusher: Yeah, well, I was just passing by... Dyuh... just passing by...
Bugs Bunny: Well, come in, come in, come in, come in. Don't stand out there in the cold.
The Crusher: Thought I'd just drop in to say hello... D'oy... Just passing by, you understand...
Bugs Bunny: [puts a coat on Crusher] Sorry you think you gotta go, Crusher. Been nice seeing you.
The Crusher: D'oy...
Bugs Bunny: Aw, you look tired, Crusher. Why don't you rest up on this nice, soft floor for a few minutes ...
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Connections

Referenced in Bugs Bunny: Rabbit Rampage (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 (Voices of Spring)
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
Played briefly when the girl dances into the arena
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who is that masked man?
29 October 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Bugs Bunny has to go Mano-a-rabbito as "the Masked Terror" for a wrestling bout with the Crusher after he easily pummels his former opponent and Bug's source of income, Ravashing Ronald. The rascally rabbit is also outmatched physically, so he has to pull some cunninggly clever yet somewhat devious tricks from his sleeves. I liked this cartoon a lot and it makes me chuckle every single time I see it. This animated short can be seen on Disc 1 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 2. It also features an optional music and effects only track.

My Grade: A


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