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Ali Baba Bunny (1957)

Bugs and Daffy tunnel to Baghdad where they find caves full of treasure and a guard named Hassan who wants only to "chop" them.

Director:

Chuck Jones

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Daffy Duck / Hassan / Sultan / Genie (voice)
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Storyline

Bugs and Daffy are tunneling their way to a vacation spot (with Bugs doing all the work, naturally), when a wrong turn lands them in a cave in the middle of the desert. Daffy's true nature once again shines through when the cave is discovered to be full of treasure. Daffy's glee quickly turns to terror, however, when Hassan the guard (whose only orders are "chop!") catches him with his hands in the gold. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ali Baba Pupu 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

Bugs Bunny hides in the lamp and says, "I am Genie, the light brown hare," which is a play on the song "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair," written by Stephen Foster in 1854. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sultan: Close sesame.
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Connections

Featured in Behind the Tunes: Hard Luck Duck (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
[Played when Daffy discovers the treasure.]
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Not great but an enjoyable pairing
15 February 2004 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are burrowing their way to a beach in South Florida they take a wrong turning and end up in a cave containing diamonds and riches. Daffy immediately reacts and greedily tries to claim all the treasure for himself. However as he carries it out of the cave he meets Hassan, the guard, who threatens to chop him in half. Daffy runs back to Bugs for help.

Any short film staring Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck is going to have potential no matter what the setting or plot, however it is no guarantee that the cartoon will work necessarily. This film is a case in point as I didn't feel it was very good. The material is reasonable enough and there is enough energy to be amusing but it is never really laugh-out-loud funny.

Part of the problem for me were the characters. Bugs is OK but feels like he doesn't have enough material to really do his tricky stuff well, this is the downside of splitting the short with Daffy. As a fan of Daffy in his crazy period, his greedy side is not as funny to me but it is that that the film relies on here. As such this weakened the short a little for me but for fans of that side of the duck it shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Overall this is an average cartoon despite the presence of two big stars. Neither Bugs nor Daffy are really used as well as they have been in other things on their own. However any short with these two is always going to be at least worth a look.


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