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Hare Brush (1955)

The corporate board has Elmer committed to an asylum because he thinks he's a rabbit. At the sanitarium Bugs agrees to trade places with Elmer.

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... Bugs Bunny / Chairman of the Board / Board Members / Dr. Oro Myicin / Driver / Bear / Revenue Agent (voice)
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In this tale of role-reversal, Elmer Fudd (the president of an unnamed company) somehow believes he's a rabbit running scared from hunters' gunfire. This fact is not lost on the corporate board, who agree to place the delusonal Fudd in an asylum, where he dons a rabbit's costume and eats carrots. Elmer sees arch-rival Bugs Bunny walking by and tricks him into switching places. After Elmer leaves, the psychiatrist assigned to Fudd's case enters the room and (after having the bunny down a pill) gets the clueless Bugs to endlessly repeat the phrase: "I am Elmer J. Fudd, miwwonaire. I own a mansion and a yacht!" Later, Bugs (now convinced he's Elmer Fudd) leaves the mansion and goes hunting. After a series of hunting gags with Bugs getting the worst end of things this time the authorities come to take Bugs (still thinking he's Elmer) away for income tax evasion. Seems as though Fudd owed thousands in back taxes and he cleverly planned the entire scheme. Written by <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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The music that plays when Bugs first appears in the short is an original composition by Milt Franklyn. It was re-used for the title cards for Red Riding Hoodwinked (1955) and Mixed Master (1956). See more »

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Elmer J. Fudd: [disguised as Bugs Bunny] I may be a scwewy wabbit, but I'm not going to Alcatwaz!
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Referenced in Slacker (1991) See more »

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Forty Second Street
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Music by Harry Warren
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Very interesting role reversal parody between Elmer and Bugs
7 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

This is definitely not as good as the Chuck Jones cartoons, this parody cartoon from Fritz Freleng is quite an interesting one. For one thing, while it is funny, it isn't as laugh out loud funny as some of the truly manic Looney Tunes cartoons, and Elmer while effective isn't given that much to do. But the animation is excellent, and so is the music. The script is witty and fun, especially Elmer's end line, and the sight gags are inspired. Mel Blanc and Arthur Q. Bryan both are stellar with the voices, and it was nice to see Elmer no longer the butt of the joke, it somehow brought a different side to him. But even in the Elmer role, Bugs is still humorous. The psychiatrist was a good character as well, and was relevant to the well thought out story. Overall, this is very good, and definitely worth the watch. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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