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Devil May Hare (1954)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 19 June 1954 (USA)
Bugs Bunny finds the Tasmanian Devil in his encyclopedia just as the animal threatens to devour him.

Director:

Robert McKimson

Writer:

Sid Marcus (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Tasmanian Devil / Turtle / Female Devil Noises (voice)
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Storyline

All the animals in the forest, including animals one would not expect to find in the forest, are fleeing for their lives. Bugs Bunny manages to stop a turtle (by blocking its path with a shovel) and asks him what all the excitement is about. "The Tasmanian devil is on the loose!" cries the turtle. Bugs looks up "Tasmanian devil" in his encyclopedia and discovers that it's a "strong murderous beast" that eats just about any animal. It doesn't mention rabbits, and so the Tasmanian devil, who has been reading over Bugs's shoulder, pencils in "rabbits" himself. Bugs calmly asks, "What's up, doc?" He then spends the day tricking the wild, snorting, snarling beast with a bubble-gum chicken, a decoy deer, a giant slingshot and finally a classified ad in the Tasmanian Post-Dispatch. Written by J. Spurlin

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den tasmaniska djävulen 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

First appearance of the Tasmanian Devil. See more »

Goofs

When the Devils are exchanging their vows, their voices swap. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: [Looking up in the encyclopedia] Q... R... S... T, Tas, Tasmanian. Here it is. "A strong, murderous beast, jaws as powerful as a steel trap - has ravenous appetite - eats tigers, lions, elephants, buffaloes, donkeys, giraffes, octopuses, rhinoceroses, mooses, ducks..."
Tasmanian Devil: Rabbits.
Bugs Bunny: Rabbits? It doesn't say rabbits here.
[Tasmanian Devil writes "and rabbits" on bottom of page]
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Connections

Followed by Bedevilled Rabbit (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
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from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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The first of four encounters (five if you're a stickler) between Bugs and Taz
6 December 2000 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This is the first of four (or five, if you include a cartoon done in 1979 as part of a special half-hour Christmas cartoon) battles between Bugs and the Tasmanian Devil and in many ways it's the best of them. While Taz is really a one-note character in these and was only in five cartoons between 1954 and 1964, the cartoons are all very good. The ones with Bugs pretty much all revolve around Taz's efforts to have rabbit added to his diet. Mostly sight gags, mainly revolving around food, but Taz has some good lines, particularly in the effort. The ending on this one is very funny. Recommended.


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