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The Big Snooze (1946)

Elmer Fudd walks out of a typical Bugs cartoon, so Bugs gets back at him by disturbing Elmer's sleep using "nightmare paint."

Directors:

Tex Avery (uncredited), Robert Clampett (uncredited) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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

Elmer Fudd walks out of a typical Bugs cartoon, so Bugs gets back at him by disturbing Elmer's sleep using "nightmare paint."

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Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das große Schlummern See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the sequence where Bugs ties Elmer to the railroad tracks and pretends to run him over with a train, Elmer's cries of "Oh, agony, agony, agony!" are provided by Mel Blanc instead of Arthur Q. Bryan. See more »

Goofs

After the dream, Elmer arrives back at the log in a rush and the pieces of contract blow about in the air. A nearly off-screen Bugs on the left looks like he mouthes his catchphrase: "Ehhhh, What's up Doc?", but there is no sound. See more »

Quotes

[Bugs has dressed Elmer as a very shapely female to make him attractive to some Hollywood wolves]
Elmer Fudd: Gwacious!
[to the audience]
Elmer Fudd: Have any of you giwls evew had an expewience wike this?
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Alternate Versions

One version omits the scene where Bugs Bunny takes the sleeping pills (possibly an act of political correctness). This scene is left intact in the 2004 Looney Tunes 4-disc box set. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Race to Save 100 Years (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Some Sunday Morning
(uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome and Ray Heindorf
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

Nice Animation
2 May 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Big Snooze, The (1946)

*** (out of 4)

Elmer Fudd, tired of being abused by Bugs Bunny, decides to tear up his contract to Warner and go on vacation. Bugs needs him back so the rabbit invades his dreams to cause a nightmare. This is certainly a wild short but I've never found it to be a funny one. What does work here are the amazing colors inside the "nightmare", which look absolutely stunning in their remastered form. The visuals are certainly the main reason to watch this film as there aren't too many laughs. The film starts off with a chase, which would normally end a cartoon but here the gag is somewhat funny. The best sequence is the famous one where Elmer is tied to the train tracks and a train of rabbits run over him.


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