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An absent-minded wolf sets out to catch Bugs for dinner but keeps forgetting what he was heading out to shoot in the first place.

Director:

Friz Freleng

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Charles M. Wolf (voice)
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Storyline

An absent-minded wolf sets out to catch Bugs for dinner but keeps forgetting what he was heading out to shoot in the first place.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1958 (USA) 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

The only appearance of Charles M. Wolf, although a similar wolf character appeared in Red Riding Hoodwinked (1955). See more »

Quotes

Charles M Wolf: Now why was I trying to catch a train?
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You're a Horse's Ass
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"Now, what was it I was lookin' fer....possum......squirrel?....chipmunk?"
5 June 2017 | by nnwahlerSee all my reviews

Well, this cartoon might not be all spit-and-polished, but "Hareless Wolf" has been with me since childhood. It's a comedy classic if there ever was one, and Charles M. Wolf has always been in my upper echelon of favorite Warner supporting characters.

Charlie's your regular-guy, shiftless layabout who only wants to relax with a beer and his TV ballgame, but his shrewish wife has other ideas and orders him to shoot a rabbit for dinner.

Bugs really has little to do except being a sounding-board for Charlie's ubiquitous memory lapses…but that makes little difference here. Bugs always chimes in with the correct answer, and the wolf's forever overjoyed at learning the answer; happens every time. Bugs eventually gets fed up, but I the viewer never manage to—that's what separates this cartoon from the rest of the bunch.

There is one scene that's incongruous with the rest of the film: A gag with no dialogue, involving a long fuse Bugs lights which attracts the wolf, who emptyheadedly follows it straight thru to the explosive end. I always want to cling to my belief that Charles really isn't dumb, just forgetful. But this scene severely tests that belief.

All in all, a gem from my childhood days, with dialogue that forever resounds in the memory.


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