The Big Snooze
Studio: Warner Bros. Release Date : October 5, 1946 Series: Looney Tunes

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Elmer decides he's had enough abuse and decides to try to get out of his Warner Brothers contract. But Bugs knows what his life would be like without him and invades his dreams to try to get him back.


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


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


Robert Emerson "Bob" Clampett
Arthur "Art" Davis


Rod Scribner
Isadore "Izzy" Ellis
Emanuel "Manny" Gould
Jose Cuauhtemoc "Bill" Melendez


Robert Emerson "Bob" Clampett


Carl W. Stalling


Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc
Arthur Q. Bryan


Edward "Eddie" Selzer (unverified)

Film Editor

Treg Brown (unverified)

Layouts and Backgrounds

Thomas McKimson
Philip "Phil" de Guard

Music Sources

Scott, Raymond : "Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals "
Foster, Stephen : "Beautiful Dreamer "
Rossini, Gioachino : "William Tell Overture "
Daly, Joseph Michael : "Chicken Reel "
René, Leon, Emerson Scott and Otis René : "Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat "


Cartoon Network


Warner Bros.

Clips Used In:

Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years

Contains Reused Animation from:

All This and Rabbit Stew

Included in:

The Dreams of Bob Clampett
What's Up, Doc?: A Salute to Bugs Bunny

Cut Scenes

  • The scene where Bugs swallows the sleeping pills was cut due to drug consumption.


  • Last Warner Bros. cartoon directed by Bob Clampett (who directs without onscreen credit).


  • The scene at the beginning in which Elmer runs into and out of the log over and over again, with Bugs constantly tricking him into running off a cliff, is reused animation from "All This and Rabbit Stew".
  • An interview with Art Davis by historian Milton Gray revealed that the cartoon was unfinished (including the original opening and ending) as Bob Clampett left mid-production leaving Art Davis (who said that he didn't understand Clampett's humor) to finish the cartoon with what he had and threw out everything else Clampett did.


Bugs 'n' Daffy (Season 2, Episode 8)


United States

Bugs vs. Elmer
Bugs Bunny's Greatest Hits
Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd Cartoon Festival featuring "Wabbit Twouble"
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes
Bob Clampett

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

The Golden Age of Looney Tunes


United States

Looney Tunes Golden Collection - Volume 2
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection - Volume 8
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection - Volume 3
Night and Day
Bugs Bunny: Golden Carrot Collection


Bugs Bunny Retrospective: 1936-1958

BluRay Disc

United States

LooneyTunes Platinum Collection - Volume 3

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 7:32
Production No.: L-6-16
MPAA No.: 10797
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Color Type: Technicolor
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Country: United States
Original Language: English
Print Type: 35mm
Sound Type: Mono

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