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Wackiki Wabbit (1943)

On a tropical island a pair of castaways look to Bugs as a source of food.

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Bugs Bunny (voice) (uncredited)
Augie Goupil ...
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Michael Maltese ...
Fat Castaway (voice) (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce ...
Thin Castaway (voice) (uncredited)
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Two goofy island castaways are dreaming about food (and imagining each other to BE food!) when Bugs Bunny washes up on the island. The castaways are intent on eating the rabbit, but Bugs manages to outsmart them time and again. Written by Mike Konczewski

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Hula Hula Hasa  »

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When Bugs welcomes the castaways, he says, "Welcome to Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Island." "Humuhumunukunukuapua'a" is the Hawaiian name for the reef triggerfish, the state fish of Hawaii. See more »

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[singing & repeating together]
Fat CastawayThin Castaway: We're gonna have roast rabbit! We're gonna have roast rabbit!
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Featured in SexTV: Muki's Kitchen/The Sex Life of Food/Feed (2006) See more »

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Trade Winds
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Music by Cliff Friend
Lyrics by Charles Tobias
Sung by Bugs Bunny
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A feast for the eyes, the laughs are almost a bonus
3 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

Chuck Jones's 'Wackiki Wabbit' is a bizarre, brilliant piece of work. The opening sequence instantly indicates that this is quite different territory from the average Chuck Jones short. Two castaways on a raft eye each other as potential sources of food. The cartoon gets even stranger when the raft hits land and we are exposed to the extremely stylised backgrounds of the island. Stylised backgrounds in Warner Bros. shorts sometimes work wonders and sometimes are detrimental. In 'Wackiki Wabbit', the stylised backgrounds are the making of the cartoon. They perfectly capture the feel of an exotic island paradise while also reflecting the borderline insanity of the two castaways as they attempt to make a meal out of Bugs. Of course, beautiful backgrounds aren't enough and fortunately 'Wackiki Wabbit' is also blessed with a fantastic script full of great gags. Between the odd characters of the castaways(caricatures of the cartoon's writers, Tedd Pierce and Michael Maltese), the surreal and beautiful backgrounds and the fluid animation style, Bugs barely gets a look in! He's a secondary player in his own cartoon but, with visuals this sumptuous, that's hardly an insult. 'Wackiki Wabbit' is a feast for the eyes while also managing to be as funny as a straightforward Warner cartoon. Most casual viewers will probably find 'Wackiki Wabbit' a little too weird but for animation fans it's a genuine treat.


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