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Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales (1982)

Rival book salesmen Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are forced by Sultan Yosemite Sam to read fairy tales to his spoiled, selfish son, Prince Abba-Dabba.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shepard Menken Shepard Menken ... Old Storyteller (voice) (as Shep Menken)
Lennie Weinrib Lennie Weinrib ... Prince Abadaba (voice)
Bea Benaderet ... Witch Hazel / Gretel (voice) (archive footage) (as Bea Benederet)
Tom Holland Tom Holland ... Slowpoke Rodriguez (voice) (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Daffy Duck / Porky Pig / Yosemite Sam / Sylvester / Sylvester, Jr. / Speedy Gonzales / Tweety / Genie / Hassan / Big Bad Wolf / Beanstalk Giant / Elvis Gorilla / Stork (voice)
Arthur Q. Bryan Arthur Q. Bryan ... Elmer Fudd (voice)
June Foray ... Granny / Goldimouse / Mrs. Sylvester / Mrs. Elvis Gorilla / Jack's Mother (voice)
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Storyline

Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are rival book salesmen from Rambling House. They each go their separate ways to sell books to folks, Daffy finds himself encountering Elmer Fudd and Porky Pig. Bugs gets forced by Sultan Yosemite Sam to tell stories to his spoiled-brat son, Prince Abba-Dabba. The stories are shown through clips of old Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. Written by Jon Cooke <cooke@megalink.net>

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The movie that leaves all other sequels behind!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bugs Bunny's 1001 Rabbit Tales See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$78,350, 19 November 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$78,350
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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Nearly 25 years after his death, Arthur Q. Bryan was finally credited onscreen as the voice of Elmer Fudd in this film. See more »

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Daffy Duck: What a way for a duck to travel, underground.
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Followed by Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1988) See more »

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WONDERFUL ENTERTAINMENT
5 July 2001 | by Kat MissSee all my reviews

While I do agree with the fact that this is not the best way to see these wonderful cartoons, there's no denying that for some this is the only way. Regular TV programming has fazed out Bugs Bunny cartoons. Great video compliations are out-of-print. And if you don't have cable TV, you're screwed.

It edits the original shorts with new linking material, which is not a new practice. Robert Youngson made a career out of this genre; his titles include "4 Clowns" and "Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20s". Also, the MGM That's Entertainment! series, which is up to three. Most critics tend to praise those titles, but condemn the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes films.

That is not fair. "1001 Rabbit Tales" is a very good movie on its' own terms. Supervised by the late, great Friz Freleng, the linking material is the best so far in this series. The "plot" involves Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck as salesmen for Rambling House Publishing (a great in-joke that's just one of many). They go their separate ways and Bugs ends up being a storyteller for Yosemite Sam's son (this is where the old cartoons enter in)

Freleng selects some of the very best Looney Tunes shorts for this film. His selections include "One Froggy Evening", one of the greatest of all time and "Goldilocks and the Three Cats" (featuring Sylvester Jr.) and his editing is seamless this time round, unlike previous entries where it looked more obvious.

Those critics who feel obliged to hate a film like this can go back on the horse they rode in on. Even Maltin thought it was decent at 2 1/2 stars. This is wonderful entertainment and considering today's entertainment, timeless.

**** out of 4 stars


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