Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers (Looney Tunes)

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"What strange looking carrots!" - Bugs Bunny.

Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers is a Bugs Bunny Looney Tunes short made in 1992. It was written by Greg Ford, Terry Lennon, and Ronnie Scheib.

Why it Rocks

  1. This Looney Tunes cartoon is dedicated to making fun of badly-drawn animation.
  2. There was a good reason why this short is 11 minutes. Instead of ending the short with Bugs being scared to his own death by a badly drawn imitation version of him attempting to kill him (which would result to a bad ending), he stops the "That's all folks!" closing music and picture to see what is going on.
  3. According to Bugs, the badly-drawn versions of himself, Daffy, Elmer Fudd, and Yosemite Sam are pale stereotypes. The way the "pale stereotypes" behave with their constant looping of their catchphrases are very funny.
  4. Spot on voice acting from Jeff Bergman.
  5. Excellent writing.
  6. The music in this short is really enjoyable, speaking of the music soundtrack.
  7. Archived music from Carl Stalling and Milt Franklyn is used in this short, especially when Milt Franklyn's version of "The Merry Go-Round Broke Down" plays as both in the intro and as a "That's all folks!" joke where the viewer would think the short is over, when it actually isn't.
  8. Continuity to "A Wild Hare" in the beginning: When Bugs Bunny asks Elmer Fudd all the questions what a bunny looks like from that said short.
    • Another example of continuity is the joke used from "High Diving Hare" and "Bugs Bunny Rides Again". It is used when Bugs Bunny pulls the "I dare you to step across this line" gag he uses to trick Yosemite Sam to take a step across his lines he makes, with the punchline resulting Sam to fall off a cliff.
  9. The humor is very well put, and the pacing is very good, too. Especially with the one joke where Daffy Duck's badly drawn design has this creepy, but realistic joke where a real life mouth is greenscreen-ed into his beak sums up "Clutch CargoTTSW", one of the worst Golden Age television cartoons of all time.
  10. The overall story is just classic. Bugs Bunny sees some strange looking carrots, then it turns out that they're alien pods that make clones of existing characters.

Bad Qualities

  1. The badly-drawn imitation version of Porky Pig at the post-credits scene could be frightening to some viewers (depending on your view).

Trivia

  • The cartoon was intended for theatrical release but eventually aired as part of the television special Bugs Bunny's Creature Features.
  • It aired as part of June Bugs on Cartoon Network in 2001.
  • This short is very rare on home media (especially on VHS), but it was released 10 years ago on "The Essential Bugs Bunny" 2010 DVD that was released for Bugs Bunny's 70th anniversary, so it was never in any Looney Tunes DVD again until 2020 with the "Looney Tunes: Parodies Collection" DVD, ten years later.
  • The short was aired as a stand-alone on Nickelodeon, and then on Cartoon Network.

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