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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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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director Chuck Jones succeeded in persuading June Foray to take on the role of Witch Hazel for this cartoon. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: Evening, granny. Do you have any goodies for a Halloween witch?
Witch Hazel: [confused] Witch? I don't remember seeing her at any of the union meetings.
[complementing the costume]
Witch Hazel: But my, isn't she the ugliest little thing?
[laughs]
Witch Hazel: [suddenly worried] Ugly?
[to the genie]
Witch Hazel: Magic mirror on the wall / Who is the ugliest one of all?
Genie: [sees Bugs] Thou WERT the ugliest one, 'tis true / But that creep is uglier far than you!
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Connections

Spoofs Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, You Beautiful Doll
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Music by Nat Ayer
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This cartoon makes me laugh and CRY!!!
8 September 2003 | by PeachHamBeachSee all my reviews

I agree with the preceding poster: those tears are genuinely moving. We all know Bugs as a trickster, a heckler and a very smart guy who outwits anyone who tries to encroach on his life, but to know him as someone who could actually be frightened for once...wow!!! A silly 7 minute cartoon and yet I still cry when I see that scene. Even Witch Hazel, who is about to murder the bunny with a huge ax so she can mix him into her caldron, begins to cry!!! Thankfully, the heavy emotions go pouf!!! when Bugs tries to comfort the weeping hag with the tea she made. She turns into a hottie witch and the Magic Mirror Man goes after her with lust!!!

A real classic!!!


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