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Bewitched Bunny (1954)

Disguised as a truant officer, Bugs attempts to rescue Hansel and Gretel from Witch Hazel, who plans to cook him for her dinner.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Hansel / Prince Charming (voice)
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Storyline

While walking through the woods, Bugs Bunny stumbles into the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel. Seeing the children in serious danger, he decides to become involved and rescue the greedy pair, disguised as a truant officer. However, no good deed goes unpunished as the rather hungry witch decides that a rabbit would be an acceptable substitute ingredient for her dinner. Fortunately, a good deed is its own reward as Bugs uses her vase of magic powder to transform her into a gorgeous female bunny with a feminine voice but Hazel's laugh. As he gets ready to leave with the bunny beauty, Bugs looks at the audience and comments: "Ah sure, I know. But aren't they all witches inside?". Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@henson.cc.wwu.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conejo embrujado See more »

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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

The spices in Witch Hazel's spice rack are:
  • Bee stingers with chutney
  • Worm sweat residue
  • Centipede bunions with chive
  • Pickled tarantula elbows.
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Quotes

Bugs Bunny: Well, thanks a large for bringing me out of that, mac. But you're looking for Snow White, this here's the story of Hansel and Gretel.
Prince Charming: [entirely puzzled] Hansel? Hannnsel? Hansel? Han-sel?
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Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Bebe's Kids (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

It Had to Be You
(uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
[Plays when Hazel transforms into a female rabbit.]
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Bea, Mel & The Artist All Make This An Excellent Cartoon
5 November 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

I always like it when someone accompanies voice genius Mel Blanc in one of these Looney Tunes cartoons. It gives us a little more variation of the characters since Mel's voice - even with different characters - is pretty easy to spot. Here, Bea Benaderet of "Petticoat Junction" TV fame, adds to the fun with several voices of her own in this offbeat tale of "Hansel And Gretel."

The story involves Bugs rescuing some kids from the mean old "Witch Hazel," who plans to eat them for dinner.....but then later decides a nice rabbit might be a better meal!

There are some clever, dark comedy humor in this cartoon, such as the witch reading a book of recipes for eating children ("waif waffles," "urchin pie," "smorgas boy," etc.)

If you have the opportunity, check out this cartoon on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 5 because the restoration on it makes this a real visual feast. The colors in here are spectacular!


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