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Rabbit Fire (1951)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 19 May 1951 (USA)
Daffy Duck and Bugs argue back and forth whether it is duck season or rabbit season. The object of their arguments is hunter Elmer Fudd.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Daffy Duck / Elephant (voice)
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Storyline

Elmer Fudd is out hunting rabbits and Daffy Duck sets his friend Bugs Bunny up to be caught. Bugs doesn't seem too worried and sets out to convince Elmer that it's actually duck season. Bugs gets the upper hand and Daffy is outmaneuvered at every turn. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What's Up, Duck? See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The powerful pachyderm that pummels and pounded Elmer Fudd's head once, is based on and was voiced by sometime-secondary Stooge Shemp Howard's first replacement, Joe Besser. This remark was mentioned in "Toonheads" during a half hour program, that Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck & Elmer Fudd, (all three)are/were in only three cartoons, titled Rabbit Fire (1951), Rabbit Seasoning (1952) & Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (1953). See more »

Goofs

When Elmer says, "Uh oh", his mouth doesn't move. See more »

Quotes

Elmer Fudd: [pulls rifle trigger] Well, what do you know? No more buwwets.
Bugs: No more buwwets?
Bugs: [to Daffy] Hey, Laughing Boy, no more buwwets!
Daffy: No more buwwets? Here, let me see that thing.
[Daffy looks into shaft]
Daffy: Hmm.
[the gun fires in Daffy's face]
Elmer Fudd: Well, what do you know? One buwwet left!
Bugs: One buwwet left? Hey, Laughing Boy, there was...
Daffy: [as his scalp, with a bullet lodged in it, flaps behind him] I know, I *know*!
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Alternate Versions

Some network TV airings of this cartoon have altered the scene where Elmer shoots Daffy, and Daffy's bill spins. This version cuts from Elmer pointing the gun to a shot of Daffy's bill spinning. The syndicated prints shown on TNT and Cartoon Network in the 80s and early 90s do not eliminate the shooting of the gun. Instead, we see a freeze frame (from another part of the cartoon) showing some scenery. We hear the gun shoot, and we cut back to Daffy's bill spinning. Today, when this cartoon is shown on TV, nothing is changed or cut out. See more »


Soundtracks

Angel in Disguise
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Music by Paul Mann and Stefan Weiß
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A great start!
4 August 2002 | by TheMan3051See all my reviews

This is the first short in the Hunting Trilogy and it's a great start. It has some good dialogue and gimmicks! It's a nice short and a lot of Looney Tunes fans will like it!


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