History WesternAnimation / BugsBunny

5th Nov '17 10:05:39 AM jamespolk
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The early shorts are very strange to watch if you're familiar with the Bugs from the late 40's and onward--one must understand that in his infant years, the directors stumbled across Bugs entirely by accident in ''WesternAnimation/AWildHare'', and didn't quite "get" what made Bugs such a hit at first. and this is supported by the early batch of post-Wild Hare shorts like "Elmer's Pet Rabbit", "Tortoise Beats Hare" and "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt". It wasn't until "The Heckling Hare" and "All This and Rabbit Stew" when they started to get a clue as to what Bugs was about, and even then Creator/ChuckJones still took a while to fully understand Bugs' character.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The early shorts are very strange to watch if you're familiar with the Bugs from the late 40's and onward--one onward--for one thing, Bugs is sometimes the butt of the joke, filling a role similar to what Daffy Duck would later evolve into. One must understand that in his infant years, the directors stumbled across Bugs entirely by accident in ''WesternAnimation/AWildHare'', and didn't quite "get" what made Bugs such a hit at first. and this is supported by the early batch of post-Wild Hare shorts like "Elmer's Pet Rabbit", "Tortoise Beats Hare" and "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt". It wasn't until "The Heckling Hare" and "All This and Rabbit Stew" when they started to get a clue as to what Bugs was about, and even then Creator/ChuckJones still took a while to fully understand Bugs' character.
23rd Oct '17 12:17:14 AM NervousShark
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-->'''Bugs''': [''as he surrounded by artillery shells in a foxhole''] Could it be that I [[{{Understatement}} carried this thing too far?]] [''the shells explode; cut to Bugs in a cell in Alcatraz''] Ehhh, ''could'' be.

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-->'''Bugs''': [''as he surrounded by artillery shells in a foxhole''] Could it be that I [[{{Understatement}} carried this thing too far?]] far? [''the shells explode; cut to Bugs in a cell in Alcatraz''] Ehhh, ''could'' be.
22nd Oct '17 11:59:32 AM nombretomado
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* {{Crossover}}: Including Paramount's "Jasper Goes Hunting," Odradek's "Political Cartoon," ''CartoonAllStarsToTheRescue'' and ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.

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* {{Crossover}}: Including Paramount's "Jasper Goes Hunting," Odradek's "Political Cartoon," ''CartoonAllStarsToTheRescue'' ''WesternAnimation/CartoonAllStarsToTheRescue'' and ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.
21st Oct '17 1:17:13 PM Streetstyle97
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8th Oct '17 5:30:12 AM jormis29
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* Buckaroo Bugs (LT, Clampett): The only Bugs cartoon where he is explicitly presented as a straight villain role.

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* Buckaroo Bugs WesternAnimation/BuckarooBugs (LT, Clampett): The only Bugs cartoon where he is explicitly presented as a straight villain role.role.
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* DependingOnTheArtist: In the late forties it was easy to tell who had directed which Bugs cartoon just by looking at Bugs's design. Friz Freleng used the design which we all know and love today (although initially, he used a more odd rubbberhose design for him prior to the mid to late 40s), Chuck Jones had a slightly different version with larger eyes, larger cheeks and more pointy teeth (having initially drawn him more round), and Robert [=McKimson=] (plus, for his sole Bugs Bunny outing, Arthur Davis) had a majorly different version with stubbier legs, a slight pot belly, more slanted eyes, long teeth, and a ''huge'' mouth that flapped around like a windsock whenever he talked. And Creator/BobClampett had an incredible variety of ways to draw Bugs, since he gave his animators more leeway in deviating from the model sheets. At the end of the decade, the differences became a lot less pronounced. Some artists would even play this up for comedic effect. Picking out Rod Scribner's and [=Robert McKimson=]'s animation of Bugs in a Bob Clampett cartoon is considered almost the entry level for identifying Golden Age artists' styles. "Buckaroo Bugs" is probably the easiest instance to distinguish Scribner and McKimson's styles, because there's a scene late in the film where Scribner's animation abruptly switches to Mckimson's animation in the middle of chewing a carrot!

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* DependingOnTheArtist: In the late forties it was easy to tell who had directed which Bugs cartoon just by looking at Bugs's design. Friz Freleng used the design which we all know and love today (although initially, he used a more odd rubbberhose design for him prior to the mid to late 40s), Chuck Jones had a slightly different version with larger eyes, larger cheeks and more pointy teeth (having initially drawn him more round), and Robert [=McKimson=] (plus, for his sole Bugs Bunny outing, Arthur Davis) had a majorly different version with stubbier legs, a slight pot belly, more slanted eyes, long teeth, and a ''huge'' mouth that flapped around like a windsock whenever he talked. And Creator/BobClampett had an incredible variety of ways to draw Bugs, since he gave his animators more leeway in deviating from the model sheets. At the end of the decade, the differences became a lot less pronounced. Some artists would even play this up for comedic effect. Picking out Rod Scribner's and [=Robert McKimson=]'s animation of Bugs in a Bob Clampett cartoon is considered almost the entry level for identifying Golden Age artists' styles. "Buckaroo Bugs" "WesternAnimation/BuckarooBugs" is probably the easiest instance to distinguish Scribner and McKimson's styles, because there's a scene late in the film where Scribner's animation abruptly switches to Mckimson's animation in the middle of chewing a carrot!



** In ''Buckaroo Bugs'', Bugs is the villain of the piece, a western outlaw named "The Masked Marauder", who steals carrots and humiliates the wimp of a cowboy sent to bring him in. While Bugs was the antagonist once or twice, he never again "got away with it" like he does here.

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** In ''Buckaroo Bugs'', ''WesternAnimation/BuckarooBugs'', Bugs is the villain of the piece, a western outlaw named "The Masked Marauder", who steals carrots and humiliates the wimp of a cowboy sent to bring him in. While Bugs was the antagonist once or twice, he never again "got away with it" like he does here.



** Not to mention "Buckaroo Bugs".

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** Not to mention "Buckaroo Bugs"."WesternAnimation/BuckarooBugs".
5th Oct '17 2:56:23 AM jormis29
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* WesternAnimation/WabbitTwouble (MM, Cwampett) - Starring the Fat Elmer. Creator/BobClampett's first Bugs Bunny. It is rumored that this cartoon was started by Tex Avery but finished by Clampett, backed up by the fact that Tex and Bob planned it together early on. Here, Bugs goes right back to being a VillainProtagonist, pestering poor Elmer (solely because he set up camp in Bugs' territory). But wheras the earlier Bugs were fairly aggressive in their pestering, Clampett presents Bugs as going about it in a more playful, confident way, as if a nod to that Bugs knows exactly what he's doing, so in a sense, he's certainly not too OutOfCharacter here. One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes. [[PublicDomainAnimation Public Domain.]]



* Wabbit Twouble (MM, Cwampett) - Starring the Fat Elmer. Creator/BobClampett's first Bugs Bunny. It is rumored that this cartoon was started by Tex Avery but finished by Clampett, backed up by the fact that Tex and Bob planned it together early on. Here, Bugs goes right back to being a VillainProtagonist, pestering poor Elmer (solely because he set up camp in Bugs' territory). But wheras the earlier Bugs were fairly aggressive in their pestering, Clampett presents Bugs as going about it in a more playful, confident way, as if a nod to that Bugs knows exactly what he's doing, so in a sense, he's certainly not too OutOfCharacter here. One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes. [[PublicDomainAnimation Public Domain.]]

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* Wabbit Twouble (MM, Cwampett) - Starring the Fat Elmer. Creator/BobClampett's first Bugs Bunny. It is rumored that this cartoon was started by Tex Avery but finished by Clampett, backed up by the fact that Tex and Bob planned it together early on. Here, Bugs goes right back to being a VillainProtagonist, pestering poor Elmer (solely because he set up camp in Bugs' territory). But wheras the earlier Bugs were fairly aggressive in their pestering, Clampett presents Bugs as going about it in a more playful, confident way, as if a nod to that Bugs knows exactly what he's doing, so in a sense, he's certainly not too OutOfCharacter here. One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes. [[PublicDomainAnimation Public Domain.]]



* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: Bugs also took the role of the sadistic animator in ''WesternAnimator/DuckAmuck'', one of few roles he tormented Daffy just for fun. While Daffy is powerless to stop him in the cartoon, in ''Rabbit Rampage'', he ends up paid back in his own coin by Elmer Fudd. Fittingly Bugs had a history of heckling Elmer unprovoked and getting off scot free in earlier cartoons as well (eg. "Wabbit Trouble").

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* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: Bugs also took the role of the sadistic animator in ''WesternAnimator/DuckAmuck'', one of few roles he tormented Daffy just for fun. While Daffy is powerless to stop him in the cartoon, in ''Rabbit Rampage'', he ends up paid back in his own coin by Elmer Fudd. Fittingly Bugs had a history of heckling Elmer unprovoked and getting off scot free in earlier cartoons as well (eg. "Wabbit Trouble")."WesternAnimation/WabbitTwouble").
4th Oct '17 3:35:41 PM TonyG
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* What's Cookin' Doc? (MM, Clampett). Bugsy is presented as a very showboaty ham in this short. Clampett alledgedly make this short to make fun of Creator/FrizFreleng, possibly for his previous effort "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt", being snubbed for an Oscar. Features large usage of StockFootage from "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt", although it's in the context of the story and not a mere corner cutting move.

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* What's Cookin' Doc? WesternAnimation/WhatsCookinDoc (MM, Clampett). Bugsy is presented as a very showboaty ham in this short. Clampett alledgedly make this short to make fun of Creator/FrizFreleng, possibly for his previous effort "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt", being snubbed for an Oscar. Features large usage of StockFootage from "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt", although it's in the context of the story and not a mere corner cutting move.
30th Sep '17 10:23:25 AM arrgh
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* HappyHarlequinHat: Wears on in "Knighty Knight Bugs."

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* HappyHarlequinHat: Wears on one in "Knighty Knight Bugs."



* [[{{Somethingitis}} Something-itis]]: In "Hare Tonic", Bugs convinces Elmer that he has the "dread-disease-rabbit-itis".

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* [[{{Somethingitis}} Something-itis]]: In "Hare Tonic", Bugs convinces Elmer that he has the "dread-disease-rabbit-itis"."the dread disease, rabbit-itis".
23rd Sep '17 4:56:21 AM AlexHoskins
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* RighteousRabbit: Many of his cartoons had Bugs in a heroic role where he (in Joe Adamson's words) "fought Yosemite Sam because it was the right thing to do." Of course, he'd use [[GuileHero his wiles]] and sense of being a KarmicTrickster in his battles.
22nd Sep '17 1:37:26 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Hare-Um Scare-um (MM, Hardaway/Dalton): Where Bugs is officially named as Bugs' Bunny--note the possessive term (applied to the model sheet prepared by Charles Thorson). He is still manic, but has now grown in size and sprouted apricot fur, looking closer to the Bugs we know. His HammerSpace ability is revisited, now presented in a non-magical context. He also hams it up with some sarcastic mock-pathos, which would be echoed in ''AWildHare'' and ''The Wabbit Who Came To Supper''. This short is also infamous for having a lost ending that was cut out of most original prints, but has been found and included in ''Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 2''.

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* Hare-Um Scare-um (MM, Hardaway/Dalton): Where Bugs is officially named as Bugs' Bunny--note the possessive term (applied to the model sheet prepared by Charles Thorson). He is still manic, but has now grown in size and sprouted apricot fur, looking closer to the Bugs we know. His HammerSpace ability is revisited, now presented in a non-magical context. He also hams it up with some sarcastic mock-pathos, which would be echoed in ''AWildHare'' ''WesternAnimation/AWildHare'' and ''The Wabbit Who Came To Supper''. This short is also infamous for having a lost ending that was cut out of most original prints, but has been found and included in ''Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 2''.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The early shorts are very strange to watch if you're familiar with the Bugs from the late 40's and onward--one must understand that in his infant years, the directors stumbled across Bugs entirely by accident in ''AWildHare'', and didn't quite "get" what made Bugs such a hit at first. and this is supported by the early batch of post-Wild Hare shorts like "Elmer's Pet Rabbit", "Tortoise Beats Hare" and "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt". It wasn't until "The Heckling Hare" and "All This and Rabbit Stew" when they started to get a clue as to what Bugs was about, and even then Creator/ChuckJones still took a while to fully understand Bugs' character.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The early shorts are very strange to watch if you're familiar with the Bugs from the late 40's and onward--one must understand that in his infant years, the directors stumbled across Bugs entirely by accident in ''AWildHare'', ''WesternAnimation/AWildHare'', and didn't quite "get" what made Bugs such a hit at first. and this is supported by the early batch of post-Wild Hare shorts like "Elmer's Pet Rabbit", "Tortoise Beats Hare" and "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt". It wasn't until "The Heckling Hare" and "All This and Rabbit Stew" when they started to get a clue as to what Bugs was about, and even then Creator/ChuckJones still took a while to fully understand Bugs' character.
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