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A Wild Hare (Looney Tunes)

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A Wild Hare (Looney Tunes)
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Episode Number: 294
Air Date: July 27, 1940
Writer: Rich Hogan
Director: Tex Avery
Previous episode: "The Egg Collector"
Next episode: "Ghost Wanted"

A Wild Hare is a 1940 Merrie Melodies cartoon starring Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd and was directed by Tex Avery and was written by Rich Hogan. The cartoon was notable for the introduction of Bugs Bunny.

Why It Rocks

  1. As mentioned above, this cartoon is notable being the first Bugs Bunny cartoon produced.
  2. Good animation for its time.
  3. Bugs and Elmer's relationship with each other was very funny and hilarious.
  4. Excellent score by Carl Stalling.
  5. The backgrounds are very appealing and beautiful.
  6. Mel Blanc and Arthur Q. Bryan do a flawless job voicing Bugs and Elmer respectively.
  7. Several funny moments such as Elmer Fudd grabbing a skunk instead of Bugs Bunny under the crate.
    • "I AM A RABBIT!"

The Only Bad Quality

  1. Bugs' earliest design from this cartoon is a little rough and uncanny when compared to his later designs.


  • It holds a rating of 7.8 out of 10 on IMDB.


  • When this cartoon was originally released in theaters in 1940, during Bugs Bunny's game of "Guess Who?" with Elmer Fudd, Elmer's second guess was "Carole Lombard. Following the death of Carole Lombard from a plane crash in 1942, when this cartoon was re-released in theaters as "The Wild Hare" in 1944, Elmer's second guess "Carole Lombard" has been redubbed with "Barbara Stanwyck", out of respect of the late actress. Despite this, the original 1940 release version of the cartoon (complete with the original "Carole Lombard" line) does exist and is released this way on LaserDisc, DVD and Blu-Ray (with the latter two home video formats resenting the cartoon remastered and restored, with the latter in HD).