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Foxy by Proxy (1952)

Bugs confuses the hunting dogs by dressing up in a Halloween fox costume.


Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng), Tex Avery (uncredited)


Warren Foster (story)


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


Bugs is provoked by a pack of foxhounds and their hunters stampeding over his hole, so he gets out his Halloween costume from last year (a fox suit) and sets out to lead the dogs on a merry chase. The stupidest of the dogs, whose objective is to cut a fox's tail off, becomes his main victim; Bugs tricks him into chasing a train instead. He eventually tricks the dog pack into running off a cliff, but the stupid dog ends up with Bugs' tail. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

23 February 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Astuto por poderes See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of only a few Bugs Bunny cartoons with a title that does not refer to him being a rabbit, just like Knights Must Fall (1949). See more »


The number of hounds chasing Bugs changes greatly from shot to shot. See more »


Bugs Bunny: Those dogs may get a fox's tail but they'll never get a rabbit's tail.
[most naive and chubby dog sneaks up with a pair of scissors and snips off Bugs' tail and runs away with it]
Bugs Bunny: Okay, just call me "Stubby".
[then the closing credits start]
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Remake of Of Fox and Hounds (1940) See more »


A-Hunting We Will Go
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Even with one of Bugs' stupidest foils, it is still a hilarious and beautifully animated cartoon
1 September 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Is Foxy By Proxy one of Bugs' very best? Probably not. Is it a great cartoon? I think so. Bugs is on top form, his persona and wisecracks are still as priceless as ever. The hound is one his stupidest foils, but incredibly endearing at the same time. The humour is imaginative and still hilarious. There are some great quotes here especially Bugs' "I've seen better heads on a glass of root beer!!!", and of the gags the best was the whole train track sequence which I just can't get enough of and it makes me bust a gut every time. The pacing is also crisp, and there is not a dull moment in the story. The animation is beautifully done, both characters are drawn very well and it is sumptuously coloured. The music as ever is full of incisive energy and lively orchestration. Mel Blanc does a wonderful job again with the voicing, how he managed to voice so many characters the way he did I don't know. In conclusion, very well recommended. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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