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Rabbit Fire (1951)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 19 May 1951 (USA)
Daffy Duck and Bugs argue back and forth whether it is duck season or rabbit season. The object of their arguments is hunter Elmer Fudd.

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Elmer Fudd is out hunting rabbits and Daffy Duck sets his friend Bugs Bunny up to be caught. Bugs doesn't seem too worried and sets out to convince Elmer that it's actually duck season. Bugs gets the upper hand and Daffy is outmaneuvered at every turn. Written by garykmcd

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What's Up, Duck?  »

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Trivia

The powerful pachyderm that pummels and pounded Elmer Fudd's head once, is based on and was voiced by sometime-secondary Stooge Shemp Howard's first replacement, Joe Besser. This remark was mentioned in "Toonheads" during a half hour program, that Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck & Elmer Fudd, (all three)are/were in only three cartoons, titled Rabbit Fire (1951), Rabbit Seasoning (1952) & Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (1953). See more »

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Elmer Fudd: [pulls rifle trigger] Well, what do you know? No more buwwets.
Bugs: No more buwwets?
Bugs: [to Daffy] Hey, Laughing Boy, no more buwwets!
Daffy: No more buwwets? Here, let me see that thing.
[Daffy looks into shaft]
Daffy: Hmm.
[the gun fires in Daffy's face]
Elmer Fudd: Well, what do you know? One buwwet left!
Bugs: One buwwet left? Hey, Laughing Boy, there was...
Daffy: [as his scalp, with a bullet lodged in it, flaps behind him] I know, I *know*!
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Angel in Disguise
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Music by Paul Mann and Stefan Weiß
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I'll Give You Such a Pinch!
24 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is the first of Chuck Jones' famous "Hunting Trilogy". The premise of all three films (Rabbit Seasoning and Duck! Rabbit, Duck! being the other two) is that Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck try to persuade Elmer Fudd as to whether it's duck hunting season or rabbit hunting season. All three are classics, and all are very close to being a continuation of the previous one. Many stations wouldn't air these because of violence, and when Fox used to have a show called Merrie Melodies, they cut the scenes where Daffy Duck gets shot.

If I had to choose the best of the bunch, I pick this one because it has one of the funniest endings of any cartoon ever made.


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