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Water, Water Every Hare (1952)

Bugs Bunny's rabbit hole floods, causing him to float to the laboratory of an evil scientist who wants to use his brain for a robot.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

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

Bugs Bunny is too sound a sleeper to notice that a sudden rainstorm has flooded his rabbit hole and sent his mattress, with him on it, floating downstream toward a castle with helpful neon signs that say "Evil Scientist" and "Boo." Said Evil Scientist needs a brain for his mechanical monster, and when he sees Bugs Bunny floating by, decides a rabbit's brain is as good as any other. Bugs Bunny awakens to the horror of reposing mummies, an Evil Scientist with a huge, green head and an enormous robot waiting for its brain. Bugs tries to escape, but the scientist sends Rudolph after him. Rudolph is an unlikely beast covered with orange fur; it wears sneakers, but why not? Who says monsters don't have sensitive feet? Bugs poses as a chatty hairdresser, uses vanishing fluid on himself, and pours reducing fluid on the beast to thwart him. But Bugs's only weapon against the Evil Scientist will be a broken bottle of ether. Will it be enough? Written by J. Spurlin

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Trivia

The title refers to a quote from "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge: "Water, water, every where, / Nor any drop to drink." See more »

Quotes

Evil Scientist: [running in slo-mo] Come... back... here... you... rab... bit.
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Connections

Featured in Toon in with Me: Handlebar Bill (2021) See more »

Soundtracks

What's Up Doc?
(uncredited)
Written by Carl W. Stalling
Played during the opening credits
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"Never send a monster to do the work of an evil scientist."
3 November 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Classic Bugs Bunny short from the great Chuck Jones. Bugs' rabbit hole is flooded while he's sleeping and his bed is sent down river to the castle of a mad scientist modeled off of Boris Karloff (although the voice sounds more like Vincent Price). The scientist intends to take Bugs' brain and put it inside the mechanical man he's created. When Bugs wakes up and tries to escape, the scientist sics his big orange hairy monster on him. This monster is called Rudolph here but today we know him as Gossamer. Wonderful voice work from Mel Blanc and John T. Smith. Lovely music from Carl Stalling. The animation is beautiful with well-drawn characters and backgrounds. Love the mad scientist's lab and whatnots, including mummy sarcophagi he has lying around for some reason. Very funny short with some great gags and lines. Bugs does his "IN-teresting hairdresser" routine, which is always a treat. Definitely a short to seek out if you're a fan of Chuck Jones.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roedor que se duerme, se lo lleva la corriente See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,285, 16 February 1998

Gross USA:

$14,753

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,753
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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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