Hare-Breadth Hurry
Studio: Warner Bros. Release Date : June 8, 1963 Series: Looney Tunes

Cumulative rating:
(6 ratings submitted)

Synopsis

In this final pairing-up of Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote, Bugs, feeling particularly smug and talkative this time around, replaces Wile E.'s regular prey the Road Runner who has allegedly sprained a giblet.

Characters

Wile E. Coyote
Bugs Bunny
(Voice: Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc)

Credits

Director

Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones

Animator

Karyl Ross "Ken" Harris
Richard "Dick" Thompson
Bob Bransford
Thomas "Tom" Ray

Story

John W. Dunn

Music

William "Bill" Lava

Backgrounds

William Butler

Voices

Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc

Effects Animation

Harry Love

Film Editor

Treg Brown

Co-Director

Maurice Noble


Broadcasters

Boomerang
Cartoon Network
MeTV
Tooncast

Distributor(s)

Warner Bros.

Clips Used In:

50 Years of Bugs Bunny in 3½ Minutes

Contains Reused Animation from:

Hip Hip- Hurry!
Lickety Splat

Included in:

Speedy Gonzales il Supersonico

Television

The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show (Season 1, Episode 3)
The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show (Season 1, Episode 9)
The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show (Season 1, Episode 7)
The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show (Season 3, Episode 2)

BluRay Disc

United States

Looney Tunes Collector's Choice: Volume 2

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 7:05
Production No.: 1616
MPAA No.: 20072
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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From TibbyH :

This short is rather infamous among cartoon fanatics and aficionados. I hear nothing but furious negativity surrounding this entry, and I must say...I don't agree with all the hate. Let me get this outta the way: is it a great cartoon? No, not really. Is it Chuck Jones' best cartoon or his best Coyote or Bugs short? Are you kiddin'?! It is neither of those two things, but it is an fun cartoon with an interesting premise. See, it's a standard Roadrunner cartoon, except this time Bugs Bunny steps in as a backup actor of sorts. So because it's in the Roadrunner universe, the Coyote must obey the rules of the land and still wants to pursue Bugs for his meal. This is what I enjoy about the early 1960s Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies. You could get the sense that the directors were tired of making standard cartoons and would try any new idea possible. And with new writers and a new producer who let the artists do as they pleased, Jones, Freleng, and McKimson were able to do whatever the h** they felt like. If I were to be critical, while I am a fan of John Dunn's writing talents (before the 70s), I would say there's a tad too much dialogue and some of the jokes don't hit as well. Even though Jones was great at working with smaller budgets and making his shorts appear grander and more lively than you'd expect, the animation is a bit limited and there's a bit too much "talking head" scenes. Not the bets cartoon around, but there's fun to be had. A guilt pleasure for me indeed.
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