History WesternAnimation / BugsBunny

17th Apr '18 7:35:59 PM WanderingBrowser
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** Ironically, it's harder to find cartoons where Bugs is shown expressing interest in ''women'', because relatively few women show up in Bugs' cartoons, in stark contrast to his rival WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck. In fact, there are only four classic toons where his attraction to women comes into play: "Slick Hare"[[note]]Bugs' forgets all about trying to escape Elmer's kitchen when he hears he's intended to be served to "Baby" - that is, the beautiful Lauren Bacall[[/note]], "Hair-Raising Hair"[[note]]Bugs is lured to the castle of the MadScientist by a clockwork rabbit lure in the form of a beautiful female rabbit, which he resumes pursuing at the short's end[[/note]], "Bewitched Bunny"[[note]]after accidentally turning Witch Hazel into an attractive female rabbit, they go on a date together to end the short[[/note]], and "Rabbit Romeo"[[note]]Bugs is very interested in being Millicent's playmate...until he learns she's a rabbit BrawnHilda[[/note]]. His original female love interest, the comics-exclusive Honey Bunny of the 1960s, was so obscure that she fell off the radar by the 1990s, leading to the creation of Lola Bunny - who wasn't very well received, something that is lampshaded by her portrayal as Bugs' StalkerWithACrush in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', with Bugs initially wanting nothing to do with her.



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%%* AnvilOnHead* AnvilOnHead: Bugs may not have pioneered this cartoon trope, but he used it and all its variations extensively throughout his career.



%%* BornInTheTheatre

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%%* BornInTheTheatre* BornInTheTheatre: Like all Looney Tunes shorts, it's very obvious in his pre-50s cartoons that Bugs' shorts were originally aired in cinemas and not on television.
16th Apr '18 9:15:16 PM WanderingBrowser
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* PetTheDog: In "Which is Witch", after Bugs and the WitchDoctor I.C. Spots fall into a river together, a crocodile surfaces next to Bugs, who, upon finding out that the croc ate the medicine man, immediately demands the reptile spit him back out. When the crocodile refuses, Bugs grabs a club and attacks the croc trying to save his former adversary's life, then expresses remorse when, despite having made a handbag out of his opponent, he seems to have failed.
14th Apr '18 5:38:48 AM DukeRemington
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Bugs is currently making appearances in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', having given up his nomadic roots and rabbit holes in favor of an average suburb, shared with co-star WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck. In 2015, a new series starring Bugs--''WesternAnimation/WabbitALooneyTunesProduction''--debuted on Creation/CartoonNetwork.

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In 2011, Bugs is currently making appearances starred in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', having given up his nomadic roots and rabbit holes in favor of an average suburb, shared with co-star WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck. In 2015, a new series starring Bugs--''WesternAnimation/WabbitALooneyTunesProduction''--debuted on Creation/CartoonNetwork.
1st Apr '18 12:56:30 PM Prinzenick
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More directly, shy, timid prey unexpectedly turning on the pursuer was a common theme at the Creator/WarnerBros animation studios in the early days -- WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck made his debut in the same way. Director Ben "Bugs" Hardaway introduced the notion of this character as a "scwewy wabbit" in "Porky's Hare Hunt" (1938), and the same small white hare appears in various later shorts, notably Chuck Jones' "WesternAnimation/ElmersCandidCamera" (1940). His name, first seen on-screen in the credits for 1941's "Elmer's Pet Rabbit", derives either from Hardaway's -- model sheets were said to have been tagged with "Bugs' Bunny" -- or the contemporary Brooklyn slang "bugs", meaning "crazy". Or both. Creator/TexAvery, Creator/FrizFreleng, as well as Robert Givens, however, adamantly insist that Hardaway's Bugs was a completely separate character from the Bugs we know and love, that the name and species is all he shares in common with the real Bugs.

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More directly, shy, timid prey unexpectedly turning on the pursuer was a common theme at the Creator/WarnerBros animation studios in the early days -- WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck made his debut in the same way. Director Ben "Bugs" Hardaway introduced the notion of this character as a "scwewy wabbit" in "Porky's Hare Hunt" "WesternAnimation/PorkysHareHunt" (1938), and the same small white hare appears in various later shorts, notably Chuck Jones' "WesternAnimation/ElmersCandidCamera" (1940). His name, first seen on-screen in the credits for 1941's "Elmer's Pet Rabbit", derives either from Hardaway's -- model sheets were said to have been tagged with "Bugs' Bunny" -- or the contemporary Brooklyn slang "bugs", meaning "crazy". Or both. Creator/TexAvery, Creator/FrizFreleng, as well as Robert Givens, however, adamantly insist that Hardaway's Bugs was a completely separate character from the Bugs we know and love, that the name and species is all he shares in common with the real Bugs.



* Porky's Hare Hunt (LT, Hardaway): First appearance of the Bugs Bunny prototype. Here, he is a tiny, pudgy white rabbit with a WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}-esque rural accent, who, in Ben Hardaway's words, was "WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck in a rabbit suit." Naturally, this prototype is [[CharacterizationMarchesOn far, far removed]] from the Bugs we know and love, being a [[ScrewySquirrel mindless heckler]], but with a touch of [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] thrown into the mixing pot, so this character at the least provided a foundation for the character of the Bugs we know. This prototype is also very similar to the earliest incarnations of WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker, who Ben Hardaway also helped write for.

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* Porky's Hare Hunt WesternAnimation/PorkysHareHunt (LT, Hardaway): First appearance of the Bugs Bunny prototype. Here, he is a tiny, pudgy white rabbit with a WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}-esque rural accent, who, in Ben Hardaway's words, was "WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck in a rabbit suit." Naturally, this prototype is [[CharacterizationMarchesOn far, far removed]] from the Bugs we know and love, being a [[ScrewySquirrel mindless heckler]], but with a touch of [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] thrown into the mixing pot, so this character at the least provided a foundation for the character of the Bugs we know. This prototype is also very similar to the earliest incarnations of WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker, who Ben Hardaway also helped write for.
6th Mar '18 6:32:14 PM Eddy1215
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* Buccaneer Bunny (LT, Freleng) - Starring Sam. One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.

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* Buccaneer Bunny WesternAnimation/BuccaneerBunny (LT, Freleng) - Starring Sam. One of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes. The first of three cartoons with Yosemite Sam as a pirate.



* Mutiny on the Bunny (LT, Freleng) - Starring Sam.

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* Mutiny on the Bunny (LT, Freleng) - Starring Sam. The second of three cartoons featuring Sam as a pirate.



* Captain Hareblower (MM, Freleng) - Starring Sam.

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* Captain Hareblower (MM, Freleng) - Starring Sam. The last of three cartoons to feature Yosemite Sam as a pirate.
27th Feb '18 7:57:05 PM DSHBRFGDHNRTF
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27th Feb '18 2:47:30 PM jamespolk
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* WesternAnimation/HiawathasRabbitHunt (MM, Freleng): Creator/FrizFreleng's first effort with Bugs. Here, he is presented as rather passive, at least in contrast with the previous shorts. Oscar nominee.



* Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt (MM, Freleng): Creator/FrizFreleng's first effort with Bugs. Here, he is presented as rather passive, at least in contrast with the previous shorts. Oscar nominee.
19th Feb '18 9:35:36 AM Prinzenick
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* WesternAnimation/Bugs BunnyAndTheThree Bears (MM, Jones): The debut of Jones' Three Bears characters. Runner-up on The50GreatestCartoons.

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* WesternAnimation/Bugs BunnyAndTheThree Bears WesternAnimation/BugsBunnyAndTheThreeBears (MM, Jones): The debut of Jones' Three Bears characters. Runner-up on The50GreatestCartoons.
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