Skip to comments.Bugs Bunny at 75: 'The Wascally Wabbit' looks to the future
Posted on 07/28/2015 11:21:33 AM PDT by PROCON
A hare-raising 75 years has passed since Bugs Bunny made his motion picture debut.
The Warner Bros. icon everybody knows and loves first appeared on July 27, 1940 in Wild Hare, a cartoon short directed by Tex Avery. The clip features a wily Bugs Bunny outsmarting Elmer Fudd, who hunts for a silly wabbit in vain. Warner Bros. made several rabbit cartoons in earlier years, but they were not the same as the distinctive cotton-tailed Bugs featured in July of 1940.
Bugs Bunny was an instant star, He became one of the worlds best-known cartoon characters, starring in more than 175 films, receiving three Oscar nominations, one Academy Award, and appearing in comic books, TV specials, and video games, as Parade Magazine reported.
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Cartoons were great back in the 50's & 60's.
Bugs is doing every RINO we know!!!!
When I was a little kid the only vegetables that I would eat were raw carrots. I ate them because I liked Bugs Bunny and Bugs Bunny ate raw carrots.
Sooner or later Warner Bros. will have Bugs ‘come out of the closet’ and I’ll be done with him.
We always loved Bugs whenever he was shown at the movies in the 1940’s through 1950’s.
Saturday on CN or boomerang, there was a modern era bugs and daffy cartoon that was pretty good. Somehow bugs wound up in an Albanian prison and daffy joined the Marines and got bugs out jail. Daffy got out on flat feet after the rescue.
Bugs died when Mel Blanc passed away.
So did all the other Warner Brothers cartoon characters.
Gosh, I miss Mel Blanc.
A Pittsburgher named Jeff Bergman now does Bugs’ voice.
Was an understudy to Blanc.
Cartoons today suck. Even the art/animation is crap. Every character is a pizza faced, snot oozing loser with first grade stick people looks. There hasn’t been a good one made since early 70’s.
Bugs came out of the closet years ago.
Though there is some controversy over whether Bugs is the husband or the wife.
They had 25 Sunday cartoons at the theater...before we had a TV. My dad got free passes from a client. Life was good.
My old bass player had the music from the Marriage of Figaro on a tape. I didn’t know where he got it until you hear the slide whistle as Elmer falls 100 ft into the cake.
Ghost in the Shell...series and movies. Superb animation...just very science tech oriented and violent!
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