Hare-Um Scare-Um
Studio: Warner Brothers Release Date : August 12, 1939 Series: Merrie Melodies
  1. General Info

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Synopsis

A hunter named Sourpuss is so outraged when he hears that meat prices have soared, he decides to hunt his own meat. With his dog, they try and hunt a crazy rabbit.

Credits

Director

Ben "J. B." Hardaway
Cal Dalton

Animator

Gil Turner

Story

Melvin Millar

Music

Carl W. Stalling

Voices

Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc

Character Design

Charlie Thorson

Producer

Leon Schlesinger

Film Editor

Treg Brown

Distributor(s)

Warner Brothers

Cut Scenes

When the hunter tells the rabbit that he can whip him and his whole family, a bunch of look-alike rabbits suddenly appear and start waving their fists at him. The picture then fades to black rather abruptly. The original ending involved the rabbits beating up the hunter. When the cloud of dust clears, we see a beaten-up and dazed hunter who is then confronted by the rabbit again. The rabbit throws the hunter's shotgun in front of him and says "You oughtta get that fixed. Somebody's liable to get hurt!" He then bounces on his head, whooping into the distance. The hunter goes mad and does the same. This scene was removed before its theatrical premiere because it was likely believed to be too similar to the ending to "Daffy Duck and Egghead" released a year earlier. It wasn't until 2009 that a print with the original ending was found and was restored for the Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 2 Blu-ray and DVD in 2012.

Inside Jokes

The newspaper the hunter is reading has a caricature of the short's director, Ben Hardaway.
That same newspaper also makes mention of the Merrie Melodies series.

Video Information

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 2

DVD

United States

LooneyTunes Platinum Collection - Volume 2
Humphrey Bogart: The Essential Collection
Invisible Stripes
Warner Bros. Pictures Gangsters Collection: Volume 4

BluRay Disc

United States

LooneyTunes Platinum Collection - Volume 2

Technical Specifications

MPAA No.: 5293
Production No.: 8923
Running time: 8:09
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Type: Spherical
Original Language: English
Country of origin: United States

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History

10/19/2012

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    Sources

    Ben "J. B." Hardaway: Director
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    Cal Dalton: Director
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    Melvin Millar: Story
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    Gil Turner: Animator
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    Carl W. Stalling: Music
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc: Voices
    • Unverified

    Charlie Thorson: Character Design
    • Unverified

    Leon Schlesinger: Producer
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

    Treg Brown: Film Editor
    • Unverified