The 1940s

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Film's Title (Year of Release)Director (see below)

Short synopsis (or is that "short's synopsis?")

Cast (click here to learn about our new ongoing project, The Mel Blanc List)

Video Release of the Cartoon (Video Studio, Video's Year of Release)

Director Key

TA - Tex Avery / RC - Robert Clampett / FF - Friz Freleng
CJ - Chuck Jones / RM - Robert McKimson
Directors not listed above are those who had directed three or fewer Bugs cartoons and will be credited in their respective shorts' synopses

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Shorts with the phrase PUBLIC DOMAIN in their synopses are (obviously enough) shorts that are in the public domain and can be found on many ultra-budget video releases produced by unheard-of fly-by-night companies. Since it would be futile to track down and list every single public domain video release, we have listed a very scant number of key releases to help point you in the right direction. A few public domain video releases use film prints that may be unintentionally missing scenes. We will do our best to note such edited versions.

All releases listed here are in the NTSC color format, the North American standard. All titles are VHS unless noted.

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A Wild Hare - Elmer's Pet Rabbit - Tortoise Beats Hare - Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt - The Heckling Hare
All This and Rabbit Stew - Wabbit Twouble - Any Bonds Today? - Crazy Cruise - The Wabbit Who Came to Supper
The Wacky Wabbit - Hold the Lion, Please! - Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid - Fresh Hare - The Hare-Brained Hypnotist
Case of the Missing Hare - Tortoise Wins by a Hare - Super-Rabbit - Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk - Wackiki Wabbit
Porky Pig's Feat - A Corny Concerto - Falling Hare - Little Red Riding Rabbit - What's Cookin', Doc?
Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears - Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips - Gas - Hare Ribbin' - Hare Force
Buckaroo Bugs - Three Brothers - The Old Grey Hare - Stage Door Cartoon - The Odor-Able Kitty
Herr Meets Hare - The Unruly Hare - Hare Trigger - Hare Conditioned - Hare Tonic
Baseball Bugs - Hare Remover - Hair-Raising Hare - Acrobatty Bunny - Racketeer Rabbit
The Big Snooze - Rhapsody Rabbit - The Goofy Gophers - A Hare Grows in Manhattan - Rabbit Transit
Easter Yeggs - Slick Hare - Gorilla My Dreams - A Feather in His Hare - Rabbit Punch
Buccaneer Bunny - Bugs Bunny Rides Again - Haredevil Hare - Hot Cross Bunny - Hare Splitter
A-Lad-in His Lamp - My Bunny Lies over the Sea - Hare Do - Mississippi Hare - Rebel Rabbit
High Diving Hare - Bowery Bugs - Long-Haired Hare - Knights Must Fall - The Grey-Hounded Hare
The Windblown Hare - Frigid Hare - Which is Witch? - Rabbit Hood


A Wild Hare (1940)TA

Tex Avery's Oscar-nominated classic that introduced a bald, wisping hunter to a gray, Brooklynese "wabbit." Features the first instances of both Bugs and Elmer's famous lines, not to mention Bugs's first "death" scene.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Skunk
Arthur Q. Bryan: Elmer Fudd

NOTE: Almost all video releases of this short have contained the 1944 Blue Ribbon reissue print that retitles the film as "The Wild Hare" and alters one line of dialogue. Video releases marked with an asterisk contain the original 1940 print of the short.

Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd Cartoon Festival Featuring "Wabbit Twouble" (MGM, 1986)
Bugs Bunny Superstar (MGM, 1988)
Bugs Bunny Superstar (MGM Laserdisc, 1988)
Here Comes Bugs (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 2: Firsts (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
*The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 4 (MGM Laserdisc, 1993)

*Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005) (narration over bullseye opening)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four (WHV DVD, 2006)
Torrid Zone (WHV DVD, 2007)
James Cagney: The Signature Collection boxed set (WHV DVD, 2007)
*Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection: 15 Winners/26 Nominees (WHV DVD, 2008)
*The Essential Bugs Bunny (WHV DVD, 2010)

Elmer's Pet Rabbit (1941)CJ

Chuck Jones's first "official" Bugs short has Elmer window-shopping until he comes upon a rabbit inside a pet store window. Elmer decides to take him home, where the pet isn't too thrilled about having to sleep outside and eat vegetables. The first cartoon to use the name "Bugs Bunny," even though the character is still being tinkered with (particularly the voice).

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny
Arthur Q. Bryan: Elmer Fudd

Elmer Fudd Cartoon Festival Featuring "An Itch in Time" (MGM, 1986)
Bugs Bunny on Parade (MGM, 1990)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 2 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Wabbit Tales (WHV/Columbia House, 2001)

Tortoise Beats Hare (1941)TA

In a sort of reversal of roles, Bugs bullies Cecil Turtle into a race. But Cecil has a few tricks up his sleeve, as Bugs finds out every time he turns around. Features Bugs reading out the opening credits.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Cecil Turtle, Chester Turtle, Turtles

Bugs Bunny Cartoon Festival Featuring "Little Red Riding Rabbit" (MGM, 1986)
Bugs Bunny's Zaniest 'Toons (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 10: The Art of Bugs (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
Bugs Bunny: Big Top Bunny (WHV, 1999)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Tex-Book Looney (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Two (WHV DVD, 2004)

Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt (1941)FF

In this Oscar-nominated short, Bugs is reading about the mighty Indian hunter Hiawatha. Meanwhile, the puny Hiawatha is really out there hunting for rabbits, tripping over himself along the way. Friz Freleng's first Bugs short features the first instance of Bugs confusing a boiling pot for a bathtub.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Hiawatha

NOTE: Some video releases of this short have contained the 1944 Blue Ribbon reissue print that attaches a new title sequence onto the film. Video releases marked with an asterisk have restored the titles from the original 1941 print of the short.

Bugs Bunny Cartoon Festival Featuring "Little Red Riding Rabbit" (MGM, 1986)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 2 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)
*The Maltese Falcon: Special Edition (WHV DVD, 2006)
*Humphrey Bogart: The Signature Collection Volume II boxed set (WHV DVD, 2006)
*Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection: 15 Winners/26 Nominees (WHV DVD, 2008)
*Humphrey Bogart: The Essential Collection (WHV DVD, 2010)
*The Maltese Falcon (WHV Blu-ray, 2010)

The Heckling Hare (1941)TA

A dopey dog is out in the woods looking for rabbits. He finds one, who leads him through a brief underwater chase and off an unbelievably high cliff. This is the cartoon that cost Tex Avery his job at Warner Bros., as there were objections over the final gag, prompting the ending to ultimately be removed. The dog is unnamed, but it is generally considered to be Avery's Willoughby character.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny
Kent Rogers: Willoughby

NOTE: When Turner Entertainment made a new video transfer of this short in 1996, they attempted to fix the rather abrupt ending with a new fade-out. In the process, they clipped Willoughby's final line. Video releases marked with an asterisk use this new print.

Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM, 1988)
Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM Laserdisc, 1990)
The Very Best of Bugs (MGM, 1990)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 7: Bugs Bunny by Each Director (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
*Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Tex-Book Looney (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Two (WHV DVD, 2004)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)

All This and Rabbit Stew (1941)TA

A slow-witted black hunter sings about how he's hoping to catch a rabbit. Bugs puzzles him with a large log and causes him to lose his clothes in an apparent high-stakes game of craps. One of the infamous "Censored 11" Warner Bros. cartoons. The hunter is unnamed, but he would later be referred to as Sambo during appearances in Dell's Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies comic books of the day, but it should be noted that such character depictions and names have never been considered canonical.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny
Danny Webb: Hunter

PUBLIC DOMAIN

Cartoon Craze Presents Bugs Bunny: Falling Hare (Genius Entertainment DVD, 2004)

Wabbit Twouble (1941)RC

A temporarily portly Elmer drives out to Jellostone National Park for some "west and wewaxation," but instead comes across Bugs and an angry grizzly bear. Tex Avery had completed the majorty of work on this short before being dismissed from the studio, allowing Bob Clampett to claim credit as "his" first Bugs cartoon once he inherited Avery's unit. Features credits written in Elmer's "dialect."

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Grizzly Bear
Arthur Q. Bryan: Elmer Fudd

Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd Cartoon Festival Featuring "Wabbit Twouble" (MGM, 1986)
Bugs vs. Elmer (MGM, 1990)
Here Comes Bugs (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 4: Bob Clampett (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Wabbit Tales (WHV/Columbia House, 2001)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Best of Bugs Bunny (WHV Japan DVD, 2003)
Wabbit Twouble (WHV Japan DVD, 2004)

Any Bonds Today? (1942)RC

In this classic promotional trailer, Bugs (dressed as both Uncle Sam and Al Jolson), Porky, and Elmer sing about the benefits of investing in war bonds.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig
Arthur Q. Bryan: Elmer Fudd

PUBLIC DOMAIN

Inside Termite Terrace Volume II: Tokio Jokio (Bosko Video, 1988)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 4 (MGM Laserdisc, 1993)

Crazy Cruise (1942)TA/RC

Bugs makes a cameo at the end of this travelogue spoof, in which he helps a bunch of baby rabbits fend off a Japanese vulture. Tex Avery started production on this short before his dismissal from the studio, with Bob Clampett finishing it up after taking over Avery's unit. Neither director is credited on screen. Avery's last theatrical work with Bugs (although the specific scene with Bugs was most likely handled by Clampett).

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Tobacco Bug, Captain, The Sphinx, Eatimus abugus, Native, Giant Cannibal
Robert C. Bruce: Narrator

The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 3 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Five (WHV DVD, 2007)

The Wabbit Who Came to Supper (1942)FF

While chasing after Bugs, Elmer learns that his Uncle Louie will leave him $3 million in his will...but only if he does not harm any animals, especially rabbits. Bugs decides to tempt him by barging into his home. Features the first known instance of Bugs cross-dressing.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Telegram Messenger, Deliveryman, Mailman
Arthur Q. Bryan: Elmer Fudd
Michael Maltese: Baby Rabbits
Sara Berner: Baby Rabbits

PUBLIC DOMAIN

Inside Termite Terrace Volume V: The Booze Hangs High (Bosko Video, 1988)
Elmer! (MGM, 1988)
Bugs! & Elmer! (MGM Laserdisc, 1988)
Bugs Bunny's Festival of Fun (MGM, 1990)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 4 (MGM Laserdisc, 1993)

Cartoon Explosion Vol. 1 (Front Row Entertainment DVD, 2001)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)
Warner Bros. Pictures Gangsters Collection Vol. 4 boxed set (WHV DVD, 2008)

The Wacky Wabbit (1942)RC

Elmer is out looking for gold in the desert, where Bugs uses an old buffalo skull to his advantage. After scaring the tubby prospector, Bugs shows him exactly where there is some gold!

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd (screaming)
Arthur Q. Bryan: Elmer Fudd

PUBLIC DOMAIN

Inside Termite Terrace Volume II: Tokio Jokio (Bosko Video, 1988)
Elmer! (MGM, 1988)
Bugs! & Elmer! (MGM Laserdisc, 1988)
Bugs Bunny's Festival of Fun (MGM, 1990)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 2 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Welcome to Wackyland (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Cartoon Explosion Vol. 1 (Front Row Entertainment DVD, 2001) (ending cut)

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Five (WHV DVD, 2007)

Hold the Lion, Please (1942)CJ

Out to prove that he is the king of the beasts, a tough-talking lion uses his spring-loaded claws to hunt Bugs. Features the only appearance of a "Mrs. Bugs Bunny."

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Monkey, Giraffe, Leo (roaring), Mrs. Bugs Bunny
Tedd Pierce: Leo
Tex Avery: Hippo

Bugs Bunny Cartoon Festival Featuring "Hold the Lion, Please!" (MGM, 1986)
Bugs Bunny on Parade (MGM, 1990)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 2 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Wabbit Tales (WHV/Columbia House, 2001)

Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid (1942)RC

A mama buzzard sends her kids out to find some hefty food, but one, Killer (perhaps better known as Beaky Buzzard), can't bring himself to do it...so his mother tells him to bring home a rabbit instead.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Little Buzzard
Kent Rogers: Beaky Buzzard, Little Buzzard
Sara Berner: Mama Buzzard, Little Buzzard

Bugs! (MGM, 1988)
Bugs! & Elmer! (MGM Laserdisc, 1988)
Bugs Bunny's Greatest Hits (MGM, 1990)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 10: The Art of Bugs (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
Bugs Bunny: Big Top Bunny (WHV, 1999)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Welcome to Wackyland (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Yankee Doodle Dandy: Two-Disc Special Edition (WHV DVD, 2003)
Warner Legends boxed set (WHV DVD, 2003)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Looney Tunes: The Premiere Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)

Fresh Hare (1942)FF

Elmer is a Mountie searching for public enemy Bugs Bunny in this snow-covered adventure. The musical minstrel ending is usually cut from television broadcasts.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny
Arthur Q. Bryan: Elmer Fudd

PUBLIC DOMAIN

Inside Termite Terrace Volume III: Jungle Jitters (Bosko Video, 1988)
Bugs vs. Elmer (MGM, 1990)
Here Comes Bugs (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 2 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)
Cartoon Explosion Vol. 1 (Front Row Entertainment DVD, 2001) (ending cut)
Cartoon Craze Presents Bugs Bunny: Falling Hare (Genius Entertainment DVD, 2004)
Captains of the Clouds (WHV DVD, 2007)
James Cagney: The Signature Collection boxed set (WHV DVD, 2007)

The Hare-Brained Hypnotist (1942)FF

Slim Elmer is back, and he has been boning up on hypnotism. After practicing on a bear, he finds that Bugs is a little harder to control. For revenge, Bugs hypnotizes Elmer to act like a rabbit, but it quickly becomes a reversal of roles.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny
Arthur Q. Bryan: Elmer Fudd

Elmer! (MGM, 1988)
Bugs! & Elmer! (MGM Laserdisc, 1988)
Bugs Bunny's Comedy Classics (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 4 (MGM Laserdisc, 1993)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Cartoon Superstars (WHV/Columbia House, 2001)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Two (WHV DVD, 2004)

Case of the Missing Hare (1942)CJ

When Bugs protests to Ala Bahma's nailing advertisements over his home, the magician humiliates him. Bugs decides to get even by crashing the magic act. First time Bugs (that is, the official true-blue Bugs, as opposed to the still-experimental one in "Elmer's Pet Rabbit") says, "Of course you know, this means war!"

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Ala Bahma

PUBLIC DOMAIN

Inside Termite Terrace Volume IV (Bosko Video, 1988)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 4 (MGM Laserdisc, 1993)
Cartoon Craze Presents Bugs Bunny: Falling Hare (Genius Entertainment DVD, 2004)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)

Tortoise Wins by a Hare (1943)RC

Upset over the last outcome, Bugs challenges Cecil Turtle to a second race. This time, Bugs is able to learn why turtles are perfectly designed for racing and comes up with his own makeshift turtle shell. The end mass suicide gag is often missing from television.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Cecil Turtle, Narrators, Mrs. Turtle, Newsboy, Rabbit Bookie, Rabbit Thugs, Turtles
Kent Rogers: Rabbit Thugs, Turtle, Rabbit Lookout
Michael Maltese: Rabbit Thugs, Turtle

Bugs! (MGM, 1988)
Bugs! & Elmer! (MGM Laserdisc, 1988)
Bugs Bunny's Zaniest 'Toons (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 10: The Art of Bugs (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Welcome to Wackyland (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Looney Tunes: The Premiere Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)

Super-Rabbit (1943)CJ

In this parody of the Fleischer Superman shorts, Bugs uses super-charged carrots to turn into the "Rabbit of Tomorrow" and stop evil Texas rabbit hunter Cottontail Smith. Features the "bricka bracka firecracka..." chant.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Cottontail Smith, Observer, Narrator, Horse, Texas Rabbit
Kent Rogers: Professor Canafrazz
Michael Maltese: Observer
Tedd Pierce: Observer

Bugs Bunny Cartoon Festival Featuring "Hold the Lion, Please!" (MGM, 1986)
Bugs & Daffy: The Wartime Cartoons (MGM, 1989)
Bugs & Daffy: The Wartime Cartoons (MGM Laserdisc, 1989)
Bugs Bunny on Parade (MGM, 1990)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 3 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Running Amuck (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)
Superman: Ultimate Collector's Edition (WHV DVD, 2006)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 7 (WHV DVD, 2009)

Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk (1943)FF

When we find Bugs, he is already up the beanstalk and chopping away at the Giant's carrots. As he's caught, Bugs challenges the Giant to a duel. The Giant isn't worried about being outsmarted, "because I'm a moron!"

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Giant, Narrator, Air Raid Warden

Bugs Bunny Cartoon Festival Featuring "Little Red Riding Rabbit" (MGM, 1986)
Bugs Bunny on Parade (MGM, 1990)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 2 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)

Wackiki Wabbit (1943)CJ

Two starving castaways (based on and voiced by storymen Tedd Pierce and Mike Maltese) sail to a seemingly deserted island, where they find a potential rabbit dinner.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny
Michael Maltese: Castaway
Tedd Pierce: Castaway

PUBLIC DOMAIN

Inside Termite Terrace Volume III: Jungle Jitters (Bosko Video, 1988)
The Very Best of Bugs (MGM, 1990)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 3 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Wabbit Tales (WHV/Columbia House, 2001)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)

Porky Pig's Feat (1943)

Bugs makes a cameo appearance at the end of this classic Frank Tashlin romp involving Daffy and Porky trying to skip out on a hotel bill. Bugs's only appearance in a black and white theatrical cartoon.

Mel Blanc: Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Broken Arms Hotel Manager, Elevator Gambler

NOTE: This short has been colorized twice, once in 1968 and again in 1990. The original black-and-white version is in the public domain, but for some reason many public domain video releases use the 1968 version as well. For the videos listed below, titles with an asterisk include the 1943 version, and titles without an asterisk include the 1990 version.

PUBLIC DOMAIN

*Inside Termite Terrace Volume I: Daffy the Commando (Bosko Video, 1988)
Daffy Duck: Tales From the Duckside (WHV, 1992)
Ham on Wry: The Porky Pig Laser Collection (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)

*Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)

A Corny Concerto (1943)RC

In this Fantasia spoof, Elmer introduces the works of Johann Strauss. Bugs and Porky star in the first act, "Tales from the Vienna Woods." The second act, "The Blue Danube," focuses on a little black duckling trying to join a swan family. The only Bugs Bunny short in which Bugs does not have any dialogue, not to mention the only Bugs cartoon that does not feature the voice of Mel Blanc while he was alive.

Arthur Q. Bryan: Elmer Fudd
Robert Clampett: Singing Dog, Swan, Cygnets, Duckling

PUBLIC DOMAIN

Inside Termite Terrace Volume II: Tokio Jokio (Bosko Video, 1988)
Bugs Bunny Superstar (MGM, 1988)
Bugs Bunny Superstar (MGM Laserdisc, 1988)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 4: Bob Clampett (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Musical Masterpieces (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Cartoon Explosion Vol. 1 (Front Row Entertainment DVD, 2001)

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Two (WHV DVD, 2004)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 2 (WHV DVD, 2004)
Cartoon Craze Presents Tweety/Elmer Fudd: A Corny Concerto (Genius Entertainment DVD, 2004)
All Stars Volume 3 (WHV Japan DVD, 2005)
A Corny Concerto (WHV Japan DVD, 2005)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four (WHV DVD, 2006) (badly edited bullseye opening)

Falling Hare (1943)RC

Bugs is at an air force base reading about gremlins when one actually shows up to sabotage a plane. The Gremlin traps Bugs inside and sets it off into the sky!

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Gremlin

PUBLIC DOMAIN

Bugs & Daffy: The Wartime Cartoons (MGM, 1989)
Bugs & Daffy: The Wartime Cartoons (MGM Laserdisc, 1989)
Bugs Bunny's Comedy Classics (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 3 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Welcome to Wackyland (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Cartoon Craze Presents Bugs Bunny: Falling Hare (Genius Entertainment DVD, 2004)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)
Warner Bros. and the Homefront Collection boxed set (WHV DVD, 2008)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 7 (WHV DVD, 2009)

Little Red Riding Rabbit (1944)FF

A bobbysockin' Red is taking a rabbit to her grandmother..."ta HAVE!" But since Grandma is working at Lockheed, the Big Bad Wolf decides to take her place.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Wolves
Bea Benaderet: Little Red Riding Hood
Billy Bletcher: Big Bad Wolf

Bugs Bunny Cartoon Festival Featuring "Little Red Riding Rabbit" (MGM, 1986)
Bugs & Daffy: The Wartime Cartoons (MGM, 1989)
Bugs & Daffy: The Wartime Cartoons (MGM Laserdisc, 1989)
The Very Best of Bugs (MGM, 1990)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 6: Friz Freleng (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Two (WHV DVD, 2004)

What's Cookin' Doc? (1944)RC

It's Oscar time in Hollywood, and Bugs is expecting an award for Best Actor. When he loses to James Cagney, Bugs decides to show a clip from "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt" to prove he deserves the award. Shall they give it to him?

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Hollywood Wolf, Oscar Presenter, Hiawatha, Audience Member, Booby Prize Statue
Robert C. Bruce: Narrator

The Best of Bugs Bunny and Friends (MGM, 1986)
Bugs Bunny Superstar (MGM, 1988)
Bugs Bunny Superstar (MGM Laserdisc, 1988)
The Very Best of Bugs (MGM, 1990)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 9: Hooray for Hollywood (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four (WHV DVD, 2006)
Captains of the Clouds (WHV DVD, 2007)
James Cagney: The Signature Collection boxed set (WHV DVD, 2007)
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection: 15 Winners/26 Nominees (WHV DVD, 2008)

Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears (1944)CJ

A starving Papa Bear, Mama Bear, and their son Junyer decide to reenact the story of "Goldilocks" in hope of feasting on a little girl. But since they were only able to make carrot soup instead of porridge, Bugs wanders into their home. The first appearance of Chuck Jones's Three Bears.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Papa Bear
Bea Benaderet: Mama Bear
Kent Rogers: Junyer Bear

Bugs! (MGM, 1988)
Bugs! & Elmer! (MGM Laserdisc, 1988)
Bugs Bunny's Greatest Hits (MGM, 1990)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 3 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Looney Tunes: The Premiere Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)

Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips (1944)FF

Bugs washes up on an island somewhere in the Pacific. While admiring the tranquility, he is attacked by a Japanese soldier and a Sumo wrestler. Caused a minor media controversy when released on home video in 1991.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Japanese Soldiers, Sumo Wrestler
Bea Benaderet: Island Rabbit

The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 7: Bugs Bunny by Each Director (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)

Gas (1944)CJ

In his first of two cameo appearances in the black-and-white Private Snafu shorts produced especially for the Army-Navy Screen Magazine, Bugs briefly shows up while a walking, scheming gas cloud attacks Snafu's troop.

PUBLIC DOMAIN

The Complete Uncensored Private Snafu Volume 1 (Bosko Video, 1990)
Private S.N.A.F.U. (Rhino Home Video, 1992)
The Complete Uncensored Private Snafu (Bosko Video DVD, 1999) (matted window box on image)
Private Snafu Golden Classics (Thunderbean Animation DVD, 2010)

Hare Ribbin' (1944)RC

A Russian dog is rabbit hunting, so Bugs leads him underwater for an extended chase. What will happen when the dog thinks he has actually cornered Bugs for a "rabbit sandwich?"

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Russian Dog (imitating Elmer Fudd)
Sammy Wolfe: Russian Dog

NOTE: Two versions of this short exist. Video releases marked with an asterisk contain the original "director's cut" of the short.

Bugs! (MGM, 1988)
Bugs! & Elmer! (MGM Laserdisc, 1988)
Bugs Bunny's Festival of Fun (MGM, 1990)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 7: Bugs Bunny by Each Director (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
*The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 5 (MGM Laserdisc, 1997)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Canine Corps (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)

*Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Five (WHV DVD, 2007) (contains both versions)

Hare Force (1944)FF

A kindly old woman (an early version of Tweety's protector Granny) finds a frozen Bugs outside her door one night and takes him inside. Her jealous dog, Sylvester, isn't all too happy about the houseguest.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny
Bea Benaderet: Granny
Tedd Pierce: Sylvester

Starring Bugs Bunny! (MGM, 1988)
Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM Laserdisc, 1990)
Bugs Bunny: Hollywood Legend (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 3 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Canine Corps (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)

Buckaroo Bugs (1944)RC

The Masked Marauder is stealing carrots from victory gardens, so Brooklyn's own Red Hot Ryder is brought in to find the culprit. But since Red isn't very bright, he asks Bugs for help. The final Warner Bros. cartoon to credit producer Leon Schlesinger, and also the first of only two cartoons in the Bugs Bunny series to feature the classic "Porky Pig in a drum" end tag.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Red Hot Ryder, Pioneers, Porky Pig
Robert C. Bruce: Narrator, Pioneers
Bea Benaderet: Pioneer

Bugs Bunny Cartoon Festival Featuring "Hold the Lion, Please!" (MGM, 1986)
Bugs Bunny on Parade (MGM, 1990)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 2 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Welcome to Wackyland (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Five (WHV DVD, 2007)

Three Brothers (1944)FF

Bugs makes his second cameo appearance in a Private Snafu short, in which boot-sorting Snafu becomes jealous over the important jobs that his brothers Tarfu and Fubar are doing.

Mel Blanc: Private Snafu, Technical Fairy First Class, Pigeon, Private Tarfu, K-9 Sergeant, Private Fubar

PUBLIC DOMAIN

The Complete Uncensored Private Snafu Volume 2 (Bosko Video, 1990)
Private S.N.A.F.U. (Rhino Home Video, 1992)
The Complete Uncensored Private Snafu (Bosko Video DVD, 1999) (matted window box on image)
Private Snafu Golden Classics (Thunderbean Animation DVD, 2010)

The Old Grey Hare (1944)RC

A weepy Elmer is giving up his futile attempts at hunting Bugs, but God shows him that he will one day catch the wabbit. In the year 2000, Old Man Fudd uses a "Buck Wogers" blaster to hunt Grandpappy Bugs, who then shows his rival their baby pictures.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, God
Arthur Q. Bryan: Elmer Fudd

NOTE: When Turner Entertainment made a new video transfer of this short in 1996, they replaced the short's unique "That's all Folks!" end card with a generic one. Video releases marked with an asterisk use this new print.

Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd Cartoon Festival Featuring "Wabbit Twouble" (MGM, 1986)
Bugs Bunny Cartoon Festival Featuring "Little Red Riding Rabbit" (MGM, 1986)
Bugs Bunny Superstar (MGM, 1988)
Bugs Bunny Superstar (MGM Laserdisc, 1988)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 10: The Art of Bugs (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
*Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Welcome to Wackyland (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four (WHV DVD, 2006)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Five (WHV DVD, 2007)
The Essential Bugs Bunny (WHV DVD, 2010)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One: Ultimate Collector's Edition (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)

Stage Door Cartoon (1944)FF

Elmer chases Bugs into a theater, where he heckles the hunter vaudeville-style. Features Bugs's first soft-shoe number. Elmer refers to Bugs as a "wascawwy wabbit" for the first time.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Southern Sheriff
Arthur Q. Bryan: Elmer Fudd

Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd Cartoon Festival Featuring "Wabbit Twouble" (MGM, 1986)
Bugs vs. Elmer (MGM, 1990)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 3 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Two (WHV DVD, 2004)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 2 (WHV DVD, 2004)
Warner Bros. and the Homefront Collection boxed set (WHV DVD, 2008)

The Odor-Able Kitty (1945)CJ

In the first Pepe le Pew cartoon, a painted (male!) cat briefly dresses up as Bugs to elude Pepe.

Mel Blanc: Pepe le Pew, Cat, Bulldog, Housewife, Mouse, Skunk Wife

The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 2: Firsts (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 7 (WHV DVD, 2009)

Herr Meets Hare (1945)FF

Bugs misses that left turn at Albuquerque for the first time and winds up in Germany's Black Forest, where he performs Wagner with Hermann Goering (yeah, twelve years before that other cartoon!) and dresses up as Hitler (and Stalin, for that matter).

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, News Reporter, Hermann Goering, Vulture, Adolf Hitler

*Not all copies of this video include this cartoon.

Bugs & Daffy: The Wartime Cartoons (MGM, 1989)
Bugs & Daffy: The Wartime Cartoons (MGM Laserdisc, 1989)
*Bugs Bunny: Hollywood Legend (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 3 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Six (WHV DVD, 2008)
Warner Bros. and the Homefront Collection boxed set (WHV DVD, 2008)

The Unruly Hare (1945)

In the first of Frank Tashlin's two shorts starring Bugs, Elmer is a railroad engineer whose singing interrupts Bugs's reading.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny
Arthur Q. Bryan: Elmer Fudd

Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd Cartoon Festival Featuring "Wabbit Twouble" (MGM, 1986)
Bugs vs. Elmer (MGM, 1990)
Here Comes Bugs (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 7: Bugs Bunny by Each Director (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
Cartoon Explosion Vol. 1 (Front Row Entertainment DVD, 2001)

Hare Trigger (1945)FF

Yosemite Sam appears for the first time as a train robber who holds up the mailcar, where Bugs is waiting. "Is this the end of Bugs Bunny? Will our hero be dashed to bits on the jagged rocks below?"

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Narrator

Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM, 1988)
Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM Laserdisc, 1990)
Bugs Bunny's Zaniest 'Toons (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 6: Friz Freleng (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Six (WHV DVD, 2008)

Hare Conditioned (1945)CJ

Bugs is working in the window of a department store, where the manager wants to move him into taxidermy.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Store Manager (one line), Porky Pig
Dick Nelson: Store Manager

Starring Bugs Bunny! (MGM, 1988)
Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM Laserdisc, 1990)
Bugs Bunny: Hollywood Legend (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 4 (MGM Laserdisc, 1993)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Two (WHV DVD, 2004)

Hare Tonic (1945)CJ

Elmer brings Bugs home from the market to make a stew. Once there, Bugs makes a phony radio announcement about a highly contagious disease known as "rabbititus." Terrified, Elmer tries to get rid of Bugs, but the house has been "quarantined." The first of two cartoons to use a "Bugs in a drum" end tag, with Bugs exclaiming, "And dat's the end!"

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny
Arthur Q. Bryan: Elmer Fudd

Starring Bugs Bunny! (MGM, 1988)
Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM Laserdisc, 1990)
Bugs Bunny: Hollywood Legend (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 7: Bugs Bunny by Each Director (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: A Battle of Wits (WHV/Columbia House, 2001)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One: Ultimate Collector's Edition (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)

Baseball Bugs (1946)FF

In Friz Freleng's ultimate sports parody, Bugs is watching the shifty Gas-House Gorillas baseball team pummel the elderly Tea Totalers. When Bugs announces that he could beat the Gorillas all by himself, the team decides to take him up on the offer. The second and final cartoon to use the "Bugs in a drum" end tag.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Tea Totaler, Umpire, Gas-House Gorilla Pitcher (catcalling), Gas-House Gorilla Outfielder, Ninth-Inning Announcer
Tedd Pierce: Announcer, Gas-House Gorilla Catcher, Gas-House Gorilla Pitcher
Bea Benaderet: Screaming Liner, Statue of Liberty
The Sportsmen Quartet: Jingle Singers

Bugs! (MGM, 1988)
Bugs! & Elmer! (MGM Laserdisc, 1988)
Bugs Bunny's Festival of Fun (MGM, 1990)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 3 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: A Looney Life (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Best of Bugs Bunny (WHV Japan DVD, 2003)
Baseball Bugs (WHV Japan DVD, 2004)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 7 (WHV DVD, 2009)
The Essential Bugs Bunny (WHV DVD, 2010)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One: Ultimate Collector's Edition (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)

Hare Remover (1946)

Elmer is a scientist who is trying to come up with a formula that will turn a normal person into a "deviwish fiend." Out of experimental animals, he decides to trap a rabbit. A sympathetic Bugs accompanies Elmer back to the lab, where they each think the other has been turned into a bear. Frank Tashlin's final Warner Bros. cartoon, even though the director goes uncredited.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Rover
Arthur Q. Bryan: Elmer Fudd

Bugs vs. Elmer (MGM, 1990)
Here Comes Bugs (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 2 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)

Hair-Raising Hare (1946)CJ

"Did ya ever have the feeling you were being watched?" A Peter Lorre-esque mad scientist lures Bugs to his castle with a wind-up rabbit bombshell. Once there, Bugs has to escape the clutches of the scientist's "little friend," an orange, sneaker-wearing, hairy monster (later named Gossamer). "My stars...I bet you monsters meet the most innnteresting people..."

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Gossamer, Scientist, Doctor

Bugs Bunny Superstar (MGM, 1988)
Bugs Bunny Superstar (MGM Laserdisc, 1988)
Bugs Bunny: Hollywood Legend (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 8: 1940s Zanies (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Running Amuck (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Looney Tunes: The Premiere Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four (WHV DVD, 2006)
The Essential Bugs Bunny (WHV DVD, 2010)

Acrobatty Bunny (1946)RM

In Robert McKimson's first Bugs cartoon, the circus is in town, and the lion cage has been placed right over Bugs's hole. When Bugs goes upstairs to investigate all the noise, he leads the lion on a chase all around the big top.

Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM, 1988)
Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM Laserdisc, 1990)
Bugs Bunny's Comedy Classics (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 2 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Wabbit Tales (WHV/Columbia House, 2001)
A Night in Casablanca (WHV DVD, 2004)
Marx Brothers Collection boxed set (WHV DVD, 2004)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)

Racketeer Rabbit (1946)FF

To escape the rain, Bugs moves into an old abandoned house. Meanwhile two gangsters (looking and sounding very much like Edward G. Robinson and Peter Lorre) are speeding away from the cops and decide to duck into the same house. Features the "Hide me, pal! Hide me!" routine.

Bugs Bunny Cartoon Festival Featuring "Hold the Lion, Please!" (MGM, 1986)
Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM, 1988)
Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM Laserdisc, 1990)
Bugs Bunny's Comedy Classics (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 3 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1994 reissue)

Warner Bros. Pictures Gangsters Collection Vol. 4 boxed set (WHV DVD, 2008)

The Big Snooze (1946)RC

Elmer is fed up with having to deal with Bugs, so he tears up his Warner Bros. contract! Bugs tries to talk him out of it, but Elmer has made up his mind to retire and spend his days fishing. As Elmer snoozes by the lake, Bugs decides to invade his dreams. Bob Clampett's last Warner Bros. cartoon. Includes redrawn animation from "All This and Rabbit Stew."

Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd Cartoon Festival Featuring "Wabbit Twouble" (MGM, 1986)
Cartoons for Big Kids (Turner Home Entertainment, 1989)
Cartoons for Big Kids (Turner Home Entertainment Laserdisc, 1989)
Bugs vs. Elmer (MGM, 1990)
Bugs Bunny's Greatest Hits (MGM, 1990)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 4: Bob Clampett (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
Night and Day (WHV DVD, 2004)
Cary Grant: The Signature Collection boxed set (WHV DVD, 2004)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Two (WHV DVD, 2004)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)

Rhapsody Rabbit (1946)FF

Friz Freleng's masterpiece has Bugs on stage playing Lizst's "Second Hungarian Rhapsody" on piano, that is until a mouse gets in the way.

Bugs Bunny Superstar (MGM, 1988)
Bugs Bunny Superstar (MGM Laserdisc, 1988)
Bugs Bunny's Festival of Fun (MGM, 1990)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 4 (MGM Laserdisc, 1993)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Musical Masterpieces (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Two (WHV DVD, 2004)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 2 (WHV DVD, 2004)
All Stars Volume 3 (WHV Japan DVD, 2005)
A Corny Concerto (WHV Japan DVD, 2005)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four (WHV DVD, 2006)

The Goofy Gophers (1947)

Bugs makes a surprise cameo at the end of this Arthur Davis cartoon, the first of only two times the director would work with Bugs. The first cartoon with Mac and Tosh, the Goofy Gophers.

The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 2 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)

A Hare Grows in Manhattan (1947)FF

Bugs recounts growing up in New York. Although it starts off as a conventional biography, it quickly changes to focus on Bugs's encounter with a group of tough Manhattan dogs (whose leader resembles Sylvester's occasional nemesis Spike). Features Bugs singing and dancing to "She's the Daughter of Rosie O'Grady."

Starring Bugs Bunny! (MGM, 1988)
Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM Laserdisc, 1990)
Bugs Bunny: Hollywood Legend (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 7: Bugs Bunny by Each Director (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)

Rabbit Transit (1947)FF

It's Bugs vs. Cecil Turtle, round three! This time the secret lies in Cecil's jet-propelled shell, which Bugs promptly steals. Cecil's final animated appearance.

Bugs! (MGM, 1988)
Bugs! & Elmer! (MGM Laserdisc, 1988)
Bugs Bunny's Zaniest 'Toons (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 10: The Art of Bugs (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: A Looney Life (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Two (WHV DVD, 2004)

Easter Yeggs (1947)RM

Bugs fills in for a weeping Easter Rabbit, during which time he comes across a mean little kid ("I wanna Easter egg! I wanna Easter egg!") and Elmer, who's hoping for some "Easter Wabbit stew."

Starring Bugs Bunny! (MGM, 1988)
Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM Laserdisc, 1990)
Bugs Bunny's Comedy Classics (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 3 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Daffy Doodles (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)

Slick Hare (1947)FF

Elmer is a waiter at a Hollywood restaurant, where Humphrey Bogart wants some rabbit...or else. Fortunately for Elmer, Bugs is hanging out in a crate of carrots. Features the "Pick up pie!" routine.

Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd Cartoon Festival Featuring "Wabbit Twouble" (MGM, 1986)
Bugs vs. Elmer (MGM, 1990)
Bugs Bunny's Greatest Hits (MGM, 1990)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 9: Hooray for Hollywood (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
Dark Passage (WHV DVD, 2003)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Two (WHV DVD, 2004)
Humphrey Bogart: The Essential Collection (WHV DVD, 2010)

Gorilla My Dreams (1948)RM

Bugs is lost at sea again, this time inside a barrel heading toward a gorilla-filled jungle island, where Mrs. Gruesome Gorilla wants a baby. When she finds Bugs and takes him home, the "father" isn't too pleased, which leads to a chase all over the island.

Bugs! (MGM, 1988)
Bugs! & Elmer! (MGM Laserdisc, 1988)
Bugs Bunny's Greatest Hits (MGM, 1990)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 7: Bugs Bunny by Each Director (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
Taz's Jungle Jams (WHV, 2000)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Wabbit Tales (WHV/Columbia House, 2001)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Two (WHV DVD, 2004)

A Feather in His Hare (1948)CJ

A geeky Indian (who claims to be the Last Mohican...or is he?) is rabbit hunting and comes across Bugs, whose pottery skills come in handy.

*Not all copies of this video include this cartoon.

Starring Bugs Bunny! (MGM, 1988)
Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM Laserdisc, 1990)
*Here Comes Bugs (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 3 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)

Rabbit Punch (1948)CJ

While watching a boxing match, Bugs starts heckling the bullying Champ. When Bugs asks why the Champ doesn't pick on someone his own size, the Champ decides to throw Bugs into the ring to see how he measures up. Features a fake film break gag.

Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM, 1988)
Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM Laserdisc, 1990)
The Very Best of Bugs (MGM, 1990)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 3 (MGM Laserdisc, 1992)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 7 (WHV DVD, 2009)

Buccaneer Bunny (1948)FF

Yosemite Sam is back as a pirate (Seagoin' Sam) burying his treasure, but Bugs gets in his way. Sam chases Bugs over to his ship, where Bugs leads Sam into a series of cannons and throws matches into the ship's powder room.

Starring Bugs Bunny! (MGM, 1988)
Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM Laserdisc, 1990)
Bugs Bunny's Zaniest 'Toons (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 4 (MGM Laserdisc, 1993)

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Five (WHV DVD, 2007)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 5 (WHV DVD, 2007)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One: Ultimate Collector's Edition (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)

Bugs Bunny Rides Again (1948)FF

It's Bugs vs. Yosemite Sam, Round III! Back in western outlaw gear, Sam enters a saloon and challenges anyone to come and tame him. Bugs aims to. Features a zany chase on horseback, the first appearance of the "Step over this line" gag, and the classic Bugs and Sam soft-shoe number.

NOTE: Two versions of this short exist. The reissue changes a line of Sam's dialogue to "And I ain't no namby pamby" in order to remove a reference to the recently assassinated Mahatma Gandhi. All home video releases so far have included the redubbed version of this cartoon.

*Not all copies of this video include this cartoon.


Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM, 1988)
Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM Laserdisc, 1990)
*Bugs Bunny's Zaniest 'Toons (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 10: The Art of Bugs (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: All-Stars (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Two (WHV DVD, 2004)

Haredevil Hare (1948)CJ

Bugs is a heroic test rabbit lured into a rocket and sent to the moon, where a nameless martian (later named Marvin the Martian) also lands so he can blow up the Earth. When Bugs steals the instrument of destruction, the canine martian reserves (K-9) are sent out to get it back. The last Bugs cartoon in the old "pre-'48" syndication package.

*Not all copies of this video include this cartoon.

Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM, 1988)
Bugs Bunny Classics (MGM Laserdisc, 1990)
*Bugs Bunny's Comedy Classics (MGM, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes (MGM Laserdisc, 1991)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 10: The Art of Bugs (MGM, 1992)
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes VHS boxed set (MGM, 1992)
Marvin the Martian: 50 Years on Earth! (WHV, 1998)
Marvin the Martian: Space Tunes (WHV, 1999)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Cartoon Superstars (WHV/Columbia House, 2001)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Looney Tunes: The Premiere Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
The Essential Bugs Bunny (WHV DVD, 2010)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One: Ultimate Collector's Edition (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)

Hot Cross Bunny (1948)RM

At the Paul Revere Foundation, a scientist hopes to put a chicken's brain into the body of a rabbit. The rabbit turns out to be Bugs, who thinks he's there to perform. Features Bugs's frantic Danny Kaye-styled "gyration" dance.

Stars of Space Jam: Bugs Bunny (WHV, 1996)
Stars of Space Jam boxed set (WHV, 1996)
Stars of Space Jam (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1997)
Treasure of the Sierra Madre: Two-Disc Special Edition (WHV DVD, 2003)
Warner Legends boxed set (WHV DVD, 2003)
The Bogart Collection boxed set (WHV DVD, 2003)
Humphrey Bogart: The Signature Collection Volume I boxed set (WHV DVD, 2006)
Humphrey Bogart: The Essential Collection (WHV DVD, 2010)
Treasure of the Sierra Madre (WHV Blu-ray, 2010)

Hare Splitter (1948)FF

Both Bugs and dopey rival Casbah are hoping to court Daisy Lou (seemingly the inspiration for the comics' Honey Bunny). When Daisy Lou goes out for the day, Bugs decides to play dress up in order to get rid of Casbah.

Stars of Space Jam: Bugs Bunny (WHV, 1996)
Stars of Space Jam boxed set (WHV, 1996)
Stars of Space Jam (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1997)

Adventures of Don Juan (WHV DVD, 2007)
Errol Flynn Signature Collection Volume 2 boxed set (WHV DVD, 2007)

A-Lad-in His Lamp (1948)RM

Bugs comes across Aladdin's lamp, where Smokey the Genie (voiced by Jim Backus) lives. Smokey sends Bugs to Baghdad, where a mad sultan chases Bugs to get the lamp.

Looney Tunes Video Show #7 (WHV Canada, 1982)
Bugs Bunny's Hare-Raising Tales (WHV, 1988)
Wince Upon a Time (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Daffy Doodles (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)

My Bunny Lies over the Sea (1948)CJ

Bugs again misses Albuquerque and winds up in Scotland, where he sees an old lady being attacked by a monster. In actuality it was a kilt-wearing bagpipe player named McCrory, who challenges Bugs to a game of golf.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, McCrory

Winner By a Hare (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Bugs Bunny's Hare-Brained Hits (WHV, 1993)
From Hare to Eternity (WHV, 1998)
Bugs Bunny: Big Top Bunny (WHV, 1999)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Running Amuck (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Best of Bugs Bunny (WHV Japan DVD, 2003)
Baseball Bugs (WHV Japan DVD, 2004)

Hare Do (1949)FF

After trying to track him with some rather useless army surplus gear, Elmer chases Bugs into a movie theater, where the usher sees Elmer as a bothersome "masher." "Excuse me, pardon me, pardon me, excuse me, beg ya pardon...."

Bugs Bunny's Wacky Adventures (WHV, 1985)
Winner By a Hare (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Carrotblanca: Looney Tunes Go to the Movies (WHV, 1996)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: A Looney Life (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)

Mississippi Hare (1949)CJ

Bugs is accidentally plucked by cotton-pickers and winds up on a riverboat, where a short poker-playing Southerner named Colonel Shuffle causes a ruckus. Features Bugs's great "Camptown Races" tapdance number.

Winner By a Hare (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four (WHV DVD, 2006)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 4 (WHV DVD, 2006)

Rebel Rabbit (1949)RM

Outraged by the high bounties on bears and foxes (and the rather low bounty on rabbits), Bugs decides to mail himself to Washington. Not finding any justice with the game commissioner, Bugs declares war on the United States: tying up the railroad, cutting Florida loose, and filling up the Grand Canyon.

Hare Beyond Compare (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)

High Diving Hare (1949)FF

Bugs is a vaudeville barker advertising stunt-diver Fearless Freep, who just happens to be Yosemite Sam's idol. When Freep cannot show up, Sam forces Bugs to dive instead. But who goes up isn't necessarily who goes down....

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Telegram Man

A Salute to Friz Freleng (WHV, 1985)
Winner By a Hare (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
From Hare to Eternity (WHV, 1998)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: A Looney Life (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Best of Bugs Bunny (WHV Japan DVD, 2003)
What's Up, Doc? (WHV Japan DVD, 2004)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 7 (WHV DVD, 2009)

Bowery Bugs (1949)

In the only Arthur Davis cartoon to star Bugs, the rabbit recounts the story of unlucky gambler Steve Brody. Brody needs a lucky rabbit's foot, but Bugs convinces him to instead see a psychic (Bugs again). The psychic tells Brody that he needs a mascot (Bugs, yet again), but things don't exactly work out as planned.

Looney Tunes Video Show #6 (WHV Canada, 1982)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: All-Stars (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)

Long-Haired Hare (1949)CJ

Bugs's music-playing is bothering nearby opera singer Giovanni Jones, who keeps showing up to destroy our hero's instruments. Bugs retaliates by showing up at the singer's recital, using a "pen," liquid alum, and a Leopold Stokowski costume to disrupt the performance.

Bugs Bunny's Wacky Adventures (WHV, 1985)
Looney Tunes Curtain Calls (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Musical Masterpieces (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 7 (WHV DVD, 2009)

Knights Must Fall (1949)FF

Bugs offends Sir Pantsalot when he disposes a carrot into his armor, so the knight challenges Bugs to a duel. Features a unique variation of the "That's the ol' pitchin' in there, boy...." baseball gag.

Hare Beyond Compare (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)

The Grey-Hounded Hare (1949)RM

Bugs burrows his way onto a greyhound-racing track, where he bothers the #7 dog. When Bugs finds out that the dogs have to chase after a female (albeit mechanical) rabbit, Bugs decides to come to "her" rescue.

Bugs Bunny's Wacky Adventures (WHV, 1985)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four (WHV DVD, 2006)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 4 (WHV DVD, 2006)

The Windblown Hare (1949)RM

Bugs is put into the middle of the story of the Three Little Pigs, who, in an effort to avoid the Big Bad Wolf, sell Bugs the straw and stick houses. When each gets blown down by the wolf, Bugs fights back by dressing up as Little Red Riding Hood.

Bugs Bunny's Hare-Raising Tales (WHV, 1988)
Wince Upon a Time (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Daffy Doodles (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)

Frigid Hare (1949)CJ

"Miami Beach at last!" Not quite, as Bugs ends up in Antarctica, where he saves a little ice-cube-crying penguin (Playboy Penguin) from an Eskimo hunter. The innocuous last joke is often edited out of recent television broadcasts.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Playboy Penguin, Eskimo Hunter

Longitude and Looneytude (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Looney Tunes: The Premiere Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)

Which is Witch? (1949)FF

An African witch doctor, Dr. I.C. Spots, needs a rabbit for his brew, so he goes after Bugs. Due to some rather light African stereotypes, this short has not been seen on American television since 1992.

Rabbit Hood (1949)CJ

Bugs is in Sherwood Forest, where he is caught stealing the king's carrots. The Sheriff of Nottingham attempts to bring Bugs to justice, but an oafish Little John keeps showing up to promise that Robin Hood will soon save him. Errol Flynn shows up as Robin Hood.

Bugs Bunny's Hare-Raising Tales (WHV, 1988)
Winner By a Hare (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
The Adventures of Robin Hood: Two-Disc Special Edition (WHV DVD, 2003)
Warner Legends boxed set (WHV DVD, 2003)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (WHV HD DVD, 2006)

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four (WHV DVD, 2006)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 4 (WHV DVD, 2006)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (WHV Blu-ray, 2008)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One: Ultimate Collector's Edition (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)


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