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Broom-Stick Bunny (1956)

Witch Hazel's claim to be the ugliest witch of all is threatened by a Halloween witch who turns out to be Bugs trick-or-treating.

Director:

Chuck Jones

Writer:

Tedd Pierce (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Genie (voice)
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Storyline

On Halloween night, Bugs Bunny goes out trick-or-treating dressed as a witch, wearing an ugly green mask. He comes to the creepy archaic mansion of Witch Hazel, who's making a batch of witch's brew. Hazel prides herself on being the ugliest witch of all and mistakes Bugs for a real witch. She becomes jealous of Bugs' ugliness and makes him a cup of Pretty Potion disguised as tea. Once Bugs removes his mask, Hazel soon learns that he's the remaining ingredient for her witch's brew. A chase soon ensues, but before Bugs is done for, Hazel drinks the Pretty Potion. Her worst nightmare comes true - she becomes young and beautiful. What's more, she flees from the genie in her magic mirror. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@henson.cc.wwu.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Día de brujas See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to June Foray's audio commentary on the DVD box set, she was not only the voice for Witch Hazel, but was the model for the "beautified" witch at the conclusion of the cartoon. See more »

Quotes

Witch Hazel: I warn you, dearie. I'm going to worm all your ugly secrets out of you. Tell me. Who undoes your hair?
Bugs Bunny: Do you like it?
Witch Hazel: Like it? Why, it's absolutely *hideous*!
Bugs Bunny: I did myself up tonight.
Witch Hazel: There's nothing like a home permanent.
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Connections

Edited into Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween Special (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich and You
(uncredited)
Music by Joseph Meyer
Sung by Witch Hazel with modified lyrics
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Ugly is in the eye of the beholder. Hee hee hee hee!
26 November 2006 | by Lee EisenbergSee all my reviews

One of the great things about the Looney Tunes cartoons was how they put spins on the real world and popular culture. They do that in "Broom-Stick Bunny", as perpetually cackling Witch Hazel gets all vain about being the ugliest witch of all, and finds that another witch (actually Bugs Bunny in his Halloween costume) is uglier. So, she sets - or rather flies - about trying to get him. But Bugs has his own plans, natch. Most likely involving Hazel's mirror (hint: this mirror is supposed to say that Hazel is the ugliest of all).

So, this might not be the best Looney Tunes cartoon ever, but it's a real pleasure to watch. Mel Blanc and June Foray are a great voice combo.


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