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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.

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... Bugs Bunny / Tasmanian Devil / Turtle / Female Devil Noises (voice)
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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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The music heard over the title cards is an original composition by Milt Franklyn. It would later be re-used as the title card for Tweet Zoo (1957). See more »

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

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[last lines]
Bugs Bunny: All the woild loves a lover, but in this case, we'll make an exception.
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Referenced in Bedevilled Rabbit (1957) See more »

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Bugs Bunny vs The Tasmanian Devil
27 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

Definitely not the best of the Looney Tunes canon, but an entertaining one at that. The animation is beautiful and colourful, and the vocal performances as usual are stellar. Also the music is wonderful, and the gags come by thick and fast and are funny. Bugs is still his funny and somewhat arrogant self, and Taz in his debut despite his ravenous appetite is immensely huggable. I did think though that the story was a little on the predictable side, the gags were well done on the whole, but knowing the plot line before watching the cartoon I kind of knew what I had in store. That said, it was a very entertaining short, and works on repeated viewings.

8/10 Bethany Cox


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