Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales
Studio: Warner Bros. Release Date : November 19, 1982 Series: Feature Films: Warner Bros.

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Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are rival book salesmen from Rambling House. They each go their separate ways to sell books to folks, Daffy finds himself encountering Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, and Hassan, while Bugs outwits some gorillas and helps Daffy escape from Hassan. Soon enough, as Daffy stays behind to collect the treasures from the cave, Bugs gets forced by Sultan Yosemite Sam to tell stories to his spoiled-brat son, Prince Abba-Dabba. Bugs and Daffy's Adventures and the stories that Bugs narrates are shown through clips of old Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons.


Bugs Bunny
(Voice: Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc)
Daffy Duck
(Voice: Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc)
Porky Pig
(Voice: Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc)
Elmer Fudd
(Voice: Arthur Q. Bryan)
Yosemite Sam
(Voice: Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc)
(Voice: Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc)
(Voice: Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc)
Speedy Gonzales
(Voice: Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc)
Slowpoke Rodriguez
(Voice: Tom Holland)
Sylvester Jr.
(Voice: Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc)
Michigan J. Frog
Witch Hazel (II)
(Voice: Bea Benaderet)


Warner Bros.

Contains Reused Animation from:

Ali Baba Bunny

Contains the Sequences:

Cracked Quack (I can't say anything about Daffy's line being replaced. :()
Apes of Wrath (Bugs' line, "So I'll be a monkey", is replaced with, "I'll sell books later")
Wise Quackers (The opening where Daffy is flying and crash-lands like a plane on a farm and encounters Elmer. The rest of the cartoon was cut for a different scene for the movie.)
Ali Baba Bunny (ending to cartoon appears later on with Bugs removed)
Bewitched Bunny (ends abruptly after the prince takes his leave)
Tweety and the Beanstalk (Bugs narrates the closing events of the cartoon)
Goldimouse and the Three Cats (Bugs reads the narrator's lines, also the ending with Sylvester Junior being covered with porrage was cut.)
A Sheep in the Deep (Bugs tells the story of Little Bo Peep, *Note: Currently cut out for time constrains.)
Red Riding Hoodwinked (Bugs again narrates the opening)
The Pied Piper of Guadalupe (This cartoon has the story start in the middle of the former after Sylvester had learned to play the flute before shifting to the plot of the latter and going back to the ending of the former)
Mexican Boarders (This cartoon was part of the Pied Piper story where Sylvester chases Speedy Gonzales to a house outside the town of Guadalupe.)
One Froggy Evening (the ending set in the future is not shown)
Aqua Duck (The Last cartoon of the movie that was used wasn't entirely used as it was cropped down to the point where Daffy realizes a pool of water is a mirage)


  • The main plot point, setting up Bugs and Daffy as Scheherazade-like figures, is in itself similar to the 1959 short Hare-Abian Nights, which itself used considerable stock footage and also featured Yosemite Sam as the sultan.
  • The Character Prince Abba-Dabba, may be based on the Junior character from "A Waggily Tale".
  • The original 1983 VHS release and early television airings (like the Disney Channel in the 90's) of the film had one sequence that was cut on its 2001 VHS and current television airings for time constraints. It took place after Bugs finished reading the story of Goldimouse and the Three Cats to Prince Abba-Dabba, he told the next story to Abba-Dabba, Little Bo Peep which featured the 1962 Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog cartoon A Sheep in the Deep.


United States

Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales


United States

Looney Tunes Movie Collection

Technical Specifications

MPAA No.: 26788
MPAA Rating: G
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Sound Type: Mono
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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