A Wild Hare
Studio: Warner Bros. Release Date : July 27, 1940 Series: Merrie Melodies
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Synopsis

In their first ever outing, Elmer Fudd goes hunting for rabbits and runs across that famous screwy wabbit, Bugs Bunny.
(See below)

Characters

Bugs Bunny
(Voice: Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc)
Elmer Fudd
(Voice: Arthur Q. Bryan)

Credits

Note: "Unverified" credits may not be correct and should be taken with a grain of salt.

Director

Fred "Tex" Avery

Animator

Virgil Ross
Robert "Bob" McKimson
Rod Scribner
Sid Sutherland (unverified)
Paul J. Smith (unverified)

Story

Richard "Rich" Hogan

Music

Carl W. Stalling

Backgrounds

John Dedrik Johnsen (unverified)

Voices

Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc

Character Design

Robert "Bob" Givens

Producer

Leon Schlesinger

Film Editor

Treg Brown (unverified)

Music Sources

Blake, Eubie : "I'm Just Wild About Harry "


Awards

Nominated for the Academy Award (Oscar): Best Short Subject

Distributor(s)

Warner Bros.

Included in:

Bugs Bunny Superstar
The Evolution of Elmer Fudd

Cut Scenes

  • For the Blue Ribbon reissue, when Bugs covers Elmer's eyes from behind and plays "Guess Who?", Elmer's second guess is Barbara Stanwyck rather than Carole Lombard due to the fact that Lombard died in a plane crash in 1942.

Milestones

  • First official appearence of Bugs Bunny.

Television

Bugs 'n' Daffy (Season 2, Episode 19)

VHS

United States

Here Comes Bugs
Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd Cartoon Festival featuring "Wabbit Twouble"
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes
Firsts
Bugs Bunny: Superstar

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

The Golden Age of Looney Tunes
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 4
Bugs Bunny: Superstar

DVD

United States

The Essential Bugs Bunny
LooneyTunes Platinum Collection - Volume 2
15 Winners, 26 Nominees
Cinema Favorites
Bugs Bunny Superstar
Torrid Zone
James Cagney - The Signature Collection

BluRay Disc

United States

LooneyTunes Platinum Collection - Volume 2
Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 8:16
Production No.: 9617
MPAA No.: 5995
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 Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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