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Rabbit Fire (1951)

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 »

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

The powerful pachyderm that pummels and pounded Elmer Fudd's head once, is based on and was voiced by sometime-secondary Stooge Shemp Howard's first replacement, Joe Besser. This remark was mentioned in "Toonheads" during a half hour program, that Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck & Elmer Fudd, (all three)are/were in only three cartoons, titled Rabbit Fire (1951), Rabbit Seasoning (1952) & Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (1953). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Bugs: [as a lady hunter] Oh, how simply dreadful. You poor little man. Did I hurt you with my naughty gun?
Elmer Fudd: Aw, shucks. Well, I... Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
[Daffy, as a hunting dog, bites Elmer in the leg]
Elmer Fudd: Yeow!
Bugs: Gypsy, you naughty bow-wow. Stop that.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Behind the Tunes: Blanc Expressions (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

A-Hunting We Will Go
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Traditional
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The funniest of a very good triptych of cartoons
30 September 2000 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

Rabbit Fire has some of the absolutely funniest lines and sight gags that have ever been seen on film. It is one of three cartoons done as more or les a series and is, in my opinion, the best of them. From Elmer's opening line to the hilarious final line, this is an unalloyed delight. There's also a beautiful gag with an elephant. Much as I love Tex Avery, Chuck Jones's work here and elsewhere is the equal (and, sometimes, superior) to Avery's best. Very much recommended.


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