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Fresh Hare (1942)

In the Canadian North Woods, Bugs is wanted dead or alive and Elmer is out to bring him in.

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Bugs Bunny (voice) (uncredited)
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Elmer Fudd (voice) (uncredited)
The Sportsmen Quartet ...
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Mountie Elmer is on the trail of Bugs who's wanted dead or alive, "preferably dead". Elmer gets handcuffed to a bomb. Bugs looks through all Elmer's keys but can't seem to find the right one... Bugs foils Elmer with tricks like the Elmer-shaped snowman. Finally Bugs lets himself be arrested. Elmer takes Bugs back to the log stockade and puts Bugs up before a Mountie firing squad. But Bugs starts singing "Dixie". The stockade becomes a field of cotton, and all the Mounties, including Elmer, turn into singing Negro minstrels! Written by David Steele

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22 August 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un lapin au frais  »

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Trivia

Features, for the last time, the redesigned overweight Elmer Fudd of the early 40s. See more »

Goofs

The display of "Wanted" signs near the beginning are out of order.The music does not match the display. See more »

Quotes

Elmer Fudd: [trapped in handcuff bomb] OHHHH! My keys! Where are my keys? My keys! Hurry up! Gimme the keys! Oh!
Bugs Bunny: [they're in his hand] Eh, what's up, Doc?
Elmer Fudd: Quick, get me outta this predicament, undo these cuffs!
Bugs Bunny: All right, Doc, keep yer shoit on, take it easy! Gee, he's an excitable type.
Bugs Bunny: Let's see now, the garage, the car, for the front door...
[wolf whistles]
Bugs Bunny: ... and the back door... Ah, here it is!
[bomb explodes]
Bugs Bunny: Oh, well.
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Featured in Ethnic Notions (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

A-Tisket, A-Tasket
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Played when Bugs says last one in's a rotten egg
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Fresh fun with Bugs and Elmer
3 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

Bugs and Elmer always work well together and are enough to brighten up a hard day. And Fresh Hare, a very early effort(one of their first I believe), is no exception. Bugs is as crafty yet likable as he ever was, and while somewhat smarter than usual Elmer contrasts and works to great effect with him. Mel Blanc and Arthur Q. Bryan voice them impeccably. Several other great things work in Fresh Hare's favour. The animation is detailed and luscious, of course Elmer is fatter than we usually see him and Bugs more elongated but they are still well drawn within this stage in Looney Tunes animation. The music is full of energy and character, and is always pleasant on the ears. The dialogue is as witty and funny as ever, and the gags are clever and imaginative. The story is simple but with never a dull spot, it is fun all the way through. I do agree though that the ending is random and rather awkward(some may also find it tasteless). Overall with this in mind, Fresh Hare is great. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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