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Hyde and Hare (1955)

Bugs Bunny comes to a city park to be daily fed carrots by a meek, little man. Bugs proposes that the man adopt him as a pet. The man accepts and takes Bugs home, where he states he is a ... See full summary »

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Dr. Jekyll (voice)
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Bugs Bunny comes to a city park to be daily fed carrots by a meek, little man. Bugs proposes that the man adopt him as a pet. The man accepts and takes Bugs home, where he states he is a doctor - and the name on his shingle is Dr. Jekyll. Unbeknownst to Bugs, Jekyll gives into the temptation to drink his potion that changes him into Mr. Hyde. Bugs keeps fleeing Hyde and running to the re-transformed Jekyll for help, but behind Bugs' back, Jekyll involuntarily changes back into Hyde. Bugs helps himself to some of Jekyll's potion before leaving to return to the park, where he changes into a shaggy, green rabbit that scares everyone away. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conejo adoptivo See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The title is a word play on the expression "hide nor hair", as in "I haven't seen hide nor hair of him", meaning "I haven't seen any trace of him". "Hyde" in the title refers to Mr. Hyde, the evil persona of Dr. Jekyll in "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". See more »

Goofs

At the beginning and end of the short, the glasses of the woman sitting on the bench to the left of the screen disappear in one of the animation frames (three times in all). See more »

Quotes

[Last lines]
Bugs Bunny: Now, what's eating them? Huh! You'd think they never saw a rabbit before.
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Connections

Spoofs Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz Op. 64 No. 1 in D flat major (Minute Waltz)
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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Decent Bugs
2 May 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Hyde and Hare (1955)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Being a major fan of horror movies as well as Bugs, you'd think I'd love this short but in fact I find it to be rather tame. The kind Dr. Jekyll comes to the park everyday to feed Bugs some carrots and one day decides to take him home as a pet. At the house the doctor drinks his potion, which turns him into the monstrous, green skinned Mr. Hyde. This film really doesn't contain too many laughs until the end when Bugs turns into the monster but sadly they don't spend anytime with this joke. Everything before that is decent but nothing really jumps off the screen. I enjoyed the calmness of Dr. Jekyll and I thought the transformation scenes were good but there still weren't enough laughs.


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