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A Wild Hare (1940)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 27 July 1940 (USA)
Elmer is a dimwitted hunter who's "wooking for wabbits." Bugs proceeds to confuse, bamboozle, and otherwise humiliate the poor simp.

Director:

Tex Avery (as Fred Avery)

Writer:

Rich Hogan (story)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Skunk (voice) (uncredited)
Arthur Q. Bryan Arthur Q. Bryan ... Elmer Fudd (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Elmer is a dimwitted hunter, "wooking for wabbits." Bugs is a clever, smooth-talking character, who confuses Elmer with double-talk and misdirection. Elmer is no match for the wascally wabbit, even when he thinks Bugs is dead. Written by Mike Konczewski

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The title is a play on "wild hair", the first of many puns between "hare" and "hair" that would appear in Bugs Bunny titles. The pun is carried further by a bar of "I'm Just Wild About Harry" playing in the underscore of the opening credits. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elmer Fudd: [first occurence of this line] Be vewy, vewy qwiet. I'm hunting wabbits.
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Crazy Credits

In the 1944 Blue Ribbon reissue of this cartoon, when the WB shield zooms in the copyright notice briefly says MCMXLIV(1944) for a fraction of a second before changing to MCMXL(1940)! See more »

Alternate Versions

When the cartoon was re-released as a Blue Ribbon re-issue, it was inadvertently retitled "The Wild Hare." Also, one of the names Elmer Fudd guesses was changed from Carole Lombard, who had recently died in a plane crash, to Barbara Stanwyck. See more »


Soundtracks

The Girl I Left Behind Me
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Traditional
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Tex Avery gave us the Bugs Bunny we all know and most of us love!
26 February 2001 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

While Tex didn't do the first Bugs cartoon, he did the first one with many of the characteristics of Bugs that make him Bugs, including the catch-phrase, "What's up, Doc". So it's fitting and proper that, while Chuck Jones did more with the wabbit, Tex Avery did the first Bugs to get a date at the Academy Awards, losing to the wrong feline cartoon. *sigh* Bugs wouldn't win an Oscar for another 18 years, but that's for another comment at another time. Highly recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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