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Hare Force (1944)

Granny lets Bugs Bunny come in from the cold, but her dog Sylvester will have none of it.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Tedd Pierce (story)
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Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny (voice)
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Storyline

Granny has just tucked Sylvester the dog in for the night when she hears a knock at the door. She opens it and sees a half-frozen Bugs Bunny, who is exaggerating his sorry plight for effect. Granny buys the act and lets Bugs sleep right next to Sylvester in front of the fireplace. But the jealous dog is having none of it. The first chance he gets, he throws Bugs back out in the cold. Bugs plays on the dog's pity to get back in but can't resist a dirty trick. When a snow sculpture of himself melts, Sylvester thinks it's the real rabbit and succumbs to paroxysms of guilt before he discovers the ruse. From then on, the two play a game of one-upmanship that ends when Granny gets in on the game. Written by J. Spurlin

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bugs Bunny Specials #4 (1943-1944 Season): Hare Force See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This dog, named Sylvester, is the same figure of Tex Avery's last completed Warner Brothers cartoon, The Heckling Hare (1941), this dog's name was Willoughby. There were three cartoon started by Avery, but after Tex Avery's heavy spat, about Tex's idea of air breaks was no humor to Warner Brothers' animation producer, Leon Schlesinger, led him to immediately resign and leave Warner Brothers then go to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, (MGM). All three cartoons started by Tex Avery were completed by Warner Brothers' animation director, 'Robert Clampett (I)'. They were The Cagey Canary (1941), Crazy Cruise (1942) and Aloha Hooey (1942). See more »

Goofs

The carrot incorrectly appears behind the flames of the fire in one scene. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: Gee, ain't I a stinker?
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Homer the Father (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Sleep, Baby, Sleep
(uncredited)
Traditional
[Plays when Granny tucks in Sylvester. Also plays at the end of the short.]
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Good characters and funny set ups
26 October 2003 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

On a cold winter's night, Bugs Bunny knocks on an old woman's door to look for shelter. She brings him in and places him in front of the fire in place of her own dog. When she goes to bed the dog immediately throws Bugs out – but is it as simple as that?

Despite the character of Bugs being a little less well animated than in other cartoons, this cartoon still stands up as being very enjoyable regardless. The plot is simple and pits two good characters against each other. While the jokes are quite simple, it is all delivered with good spirit and is pretty funny in the main.

The dog is a simple character but stands up well alongside Bugs. Bugs himself is well developed here and is his sharp, plotting self. The two characters play off each other really well and it shows that Bugs is always at his best when playing off a strong foil.

Overall this film is simple in terms of plot but still manages to deliver a lot of good jokes and set ups. The characters bring energy and it will make you laugh!


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