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Rabbit Fire (1951)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 19 May 1951 (USA)
Daffy Duck and Bugs argue back and forth whether it is duck season or rabbit season. The object of their arguments is hunter Elmer Fudd.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Daffy Duck / Elephant (voice)
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Storyline

Elmer Fudd is out hunting rabbits and Daffy Duck sets his friend Bugs Bunny up to be caught. Bugs doesn't seem too worried and sets out to convince Elmer that it's actually duck season. Bugs gets the upper hand and Daffy is outmaneuvered at every turn. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What's Up, Duck? See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the only cartoon in the trilogy where Daffy wins out against Elmer. The other two have Bugs as the sole winner, while Daffy and Elmer were the losers. See more »

Goofs

When Elmer says, "Uh oh", his mouth doesn't move. See more »

Quotes

Bugs: [pulls out "1000 Ways to Cook A Duck"] Fillet of duck Bordelaise maitre d'butter. Yum-yum. Duck polonaise under glass. Mmm-mm.
Daffy: [pulls out "1000 Ways to Cook a Rabbit"] Rabbit au gratin de gelatin under tooled leather. Oh, drool, drool.
Bugs: Barbecued duck meat with broiled duck bill Milanese. Yummy-yum.
Daffy: Chicken-fried rabbit with cottontail sauce braised in carrots. Mm-mmm.
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Alternate Versions

Some network TV airings of this cartoon have altered the scene where Elmer shoots Daffy, and Daffy's bill spins. This version cuts from Elmer pointing the gun to a shot of Daffy's bill spinning. The syndicated prints shown on TNT and Cartoon Network in the 80s and early 90s do not eliminate the shooting of the gun. Instead, we see a freeze frame (from another part of the cartoon) showing some scenery. We hear the gun shoot, and we cut back to Daffy's bill spinning. Today, when this cartoon is shown on TV, nothing is changed or cut out. See more »


Soundtracks

Shortnin' Bread
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Traditional
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GREATNESS!!
23 November 2004 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

This is the first short in the "Hunting Trilogy", that included this, 'Rabbit Seasoning' and 'Duck, Rabbit, Duck!'. All of the three are classics. This short has so many classic sequences and holds so many laughs, thats it's a wonder that it could be crammed into a seven minute cartoon. This definitely ranks as one of the best Looney Tunes shorts ever. And with the other two aforementioned cartoons constitutes quite possibly THE best cartoon trilogy ever. Not just Looney Tunes, but the best of ANY cartoon trilogy!! This superbly great cartoon is on Disk 2 of the "Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 1"

My Grade: A+


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