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Hold the Lion, Please (1942)

A lion wants to prove he's still "King of the Jungle" and, to prove it, he hunts rabbit.

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(as Charles M. Jones)

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(story) (as Ted Pierce)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
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Hippo (voice) (uncredited)
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Bugs Bunny / Monkey / Giraffe / Mrs. Bugs Bunny (voice) (uncredited)
Harry Lang ...
Various (voice) (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce ...
Lion (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A dim-witted lion sets out to prove he's still "king of the forest" and attempts to capture Bugs Bunny. While Bugs proves that the lion is no match for his superior wit, they both discover they each have someone else to answer to - the lady of the house! Written by Mike Konczewski

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13 June 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Löwenherz und Hasenfuss  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only cartoon in which Mrs Bugs Bunny makes an appearance. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: How do you like that? The guy wants to be the king of the jungle, and he ain't even master in his own home. Ain't that rich? Now me, I wear the pants in my family.
Mrs. Bugs Bunny: Eh, what's up, doc, dear?
[Bugs slinks back into his hole]
Mrs. Bugs Bunny: Eh, who wears the pants in this family?
[Lifts skirt to reveal a pair of pants]
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Undead (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Always in My Heart
(uncredited)
Music by Ernesto Lecuona (song "Siempre en mi corazón")
Played when the lion is trying to find a rabbit
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A very funny cartoon, though the lion is a bit annoying.

This is a really funny early Bugs cartoon. He's in the jungle now, which is a fresh (and funny) change. The lion is not quite the perfect foil for Bugs, and the beginning is slow. However, the jokes are great. I've never seen a lion hunt like that! The old door sequence is back, or it may be its debut. The beginning is weird, but the hippo (voiced by Tex Avery! Surprise!) is funny. I think the start is too stretched-out. The ending is kind of a let-down. A good cartoon, good to see in print.


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