Bugs Bunny has had cameo appearances in several cartoons, including two Private SNAFUshorts. He starred in over 160 theatrical animated short films of the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series produced by Warner Bros., and was voiced by vocal artist Mel Blanc. It saves me from rushing from the last joke to the next one too fast. And I always treat the contest with my pursuers as 'fun and games.' - a line borrowed from Groucho Marx in Duck Soup and used again in the next Marx Brothers film A Night at the Opera (1935)[61][62] ), admitting his own deviousness toward his antagonists ("Ain't I a stinker?" [20], For the film, Avery asked Givens to remodel the rabbit. So that's why it's funny, I think. 4.3 out of 5 stars 41. 1. ", Chase Craig recollections of "Michael Maltese," Chase Craig Collection, CSUN. His popularity during this era led to his becoming an American cultural icon, as well as a corporate mascot of the Warner Bros. company. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. In the action-comedy Loonatics Unleashed, his definite descendant Ace Bunny is the leader of the Loonatics team and seems to have inherited his ancestor's Brooklyn accent and comic wit.[53]. He has thrilled and made many generations laugh. You're interested in what he's doing. 99 $144.92 $144.92. to the knight in Knight-mare Hare, and "What's up, prune-face?" Porky Pig is again cast as a hunter tracking a silly prey who is more interested in driving his pursuer insane and less interested in escaping. ", "'What's up Doc?' [14], In his autobiography, Blanc claimed that another proposed name for the character was "Happy Rabbit. The redesign at first was only used in the films created by Clampett's unit, but in time it was taken up by the other directors, with Freleng and Frank Tashlin the first. is a very simple thing. The introduction of Bugs onto a stamp was controversial at the time, as it was seen as a step toward the 'commercialization' of stamp art. Bugs Bunny is an animated cartoon character, best known for his starring roles in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of theatrical short films produced by Warner Bros. during the Golden Age of American Animation. [8], According to Chase Craig, who wrote and drew the first Bugs Bunny comic Sunday pages and the first Bugs comic book, "Bugs was not the creation of any one man; however, he rather represented the creative talents of perhaps five or six directors and many cartoon writers. [35] He did not appear in new material on-screen again until Bugs and Daffy's Carnival of the Animals aired in 1976. In 2015, Bugs starred in the direct-to-video film Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run,[55] and later returned to television yet again as the star of Cartoon Network and Boomerang's comedy series New Looney Tunes (formerly Wabbit). Western Publishing (and its Dell imprint) published 245 issues of a Bugs Bunny comic book from Dec. 1952/Jan. "), clueing in on the story (e.g. Roger Rabbit was also one of the final productions in which Mel Blanc voiced Bugs (as well as the other Looney Tunes characters) before his death in 1989. Bugs is best known for his starring roles in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated short films, produced by Warner Bros. He has also appeared in more films than any other cartoon character,[7] is the 9th most-portrayed film personality in the world,[7] and has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. $14.99 to buy season. Let's face it, Doc. [5], Bugs starred in more than 160 cartoon shorts produced between 1940 and 1964. For 1943's Tortoise Wins by a Hare, he created yet another version, with more slanted eyes, longer teeth and a much larger mouth. and then goes back in the hole. Bugs returned to the silver screen in Box-Office Bunny (1991). All shows began with Bugs … Among the changes to Bugs' appearance were the simplification and enlargement of his feet, as well as a change to his fur from gray to a shade of mauve (though in the second season, his fur was changed back to gray). The phrase was sometimes modified for a situation. [123], In 2002, TV Guide compiled a list of the 50 greatest cartoon characters of all time as part of the magazine's 50th anniversary. [31] Three of Jones' films—Rabbit Fire, Rabbit Seasoning and Duck! ", as Bugs realizes he is behind enemy lines. Buckaroo Bugs was Bugs' first film in the Looney Tunes series and was also the last Warner Bros. cartoon to credit Schlesinger (as he had retired and sold his studio to Warner Bros. that year).[22]. I've read the script and I al­ready know how it turns out. Duck Amuck(1953) 9. Blanc provided him with a hayseed voice. [119][120], Like Mickey Mouse for Disney, Bugs Bunny has served as the mascot for Warner Bros. and its various divisions. He used this version until 1949 (as did Art Davis for the one Bugs Bunny film he directed, Bowery Bugs) when he started using the version he had designed for Clampett. (1944), in which Bugs demands a recount (claiming to be a victim of "sa-bo-TAH-gee") after losing the Oscar to James Cagney and presents a clip from Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt to prove his point. [121][122] As a result, he has spent time as an honorary member of Jordan Brand, including having Jordan's Jumpman logo done in his image. The film also introduced the character Lola Bunny, who becomes Bugs' new love interest. Get it as soon as Wed, Nov 4. Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid (1942) shows a slight redesign of Bugs, with less-prominent front teeth and a rounder head. A couple of late-1950s/early-1960s cartoons of this ilk also featured Daffy Duck travelling with Bugs ("Hey, wait a minute! Though a similar character called Happy Rabbit debuted in the WB cartoon Porky's Hare Hunt(1938) … Bugs also served as the mascot for 530 Squadron of the 380th Bombardment Group, 5th Air Force, U.S. Air Force, which was attached to the Royal Australian Air Force and operated out of Australia's Northern Territory from 1943 to 1945, flying B-24 Liberator bombers. Avery explained later that it was a common expression in his native Texas and that he did not think much of the phrase. 1979 | G | CC. He did, however, have two cameo appearances in the 1974 Joe Adamson short A Political Cartoon; one at the beginning of the short, and another in which he is interviewed at a pet store. FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. Though a similar character debuted in the WB cartoon Porky's Hare Hunt (1938) and appeared in a few subsequent shorts, the definitive character of Bugs is widely credited to have made his debut in director Tex Avery's Oscar-nominated film A Wild Hare (1940). [24] In company with cartoon studios such as Disney and Famous Studios, Warners pitted its characters against Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Francisco Franco, and the Japanese. FREE Shipping on your first order shipped by Amazon. [32] Jones' classic What's Opera, Doc? TomTom offers Looney Tunes voices for GPS navigators, "Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) - Trivia", "Voice of Bugs Bunny in Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story", "Development: Space Jam 2 to film on West Coast; Mr. Mercedes driving toward Season 3; more", "Bugs Bunny tops greatest cartoon characters list", "CNN LIVE TODAY: 'TV Guide' Tipping Hat to Cartoon Characters", "Eric Andre's nearest comedic equivalent may be Bugs Bunny", "The Wabbit We-negatiotes: Looney Tunes in a Conglomerate Age", "Charlie Thorson and the Temporary Disneyfication of Warner Bros. 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