The 1950s

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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

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

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Hurdy Gurdy Hare - Mutiny on the Bunny - Homeless Hare - Big House Bunny - What's Up, Doc?
8 Ball Bunny - Hillbilly Hare - Bunker Hill Bunny - Bushy Hare - The Rabbit of Seville
Hare We Go - Rabbit Every Monday - Bunny Hugged - The Fair-Haired Hare - Rabbit Fire
French Rarebit - His Hare-Raising Tale - Ballot Box Bunny - Big Top Bunny - Operation: Rabbit
Foxy by Proxy - 14 Carrot Rabbit - Water, Water Every Hare - The Hasty Hare - Oily Hare
Rabbit Seasoning - Rabbit's Kin - Hare Lift - Forward March Hare - Duck Amuck
Upswept Hare - Southern Fried Rabbit - Hare Trimmed - Bully for Bugs - Duck! Rabbit, Duck!
Robot Rabbit - Captain Hareblower - Bugs and Thugs - No Parking Hare - Devil May Hare
Bewitched Bunny - Yankee Doodle Bugs - Lumber Jack-Rabbit - Baby Buggy Bunny - Beanstalk Bunny
Sahara Hare - Hare Brush - Rabbit Rampage - This is a Life? - Hyde and Hare
Knight-Mare Hare - Roman Legion-Hare - Bugs Bonnets - Broom-Stick Bunny - Rabbitson Crusoe
Napoleon Bunny-Part - Barbary Coast Bunny - Half Fare Hare - A Star is Bored - Wideo Wabbit
To Hare is Human - Ali Baba Bunny - Bedevilled Rabbit - Piker's Peak - What's Opera, Doc?
Bugsy and Mugsy - Show Biz Bugs - Rabbit Romeo - Hare-Less Wolf - Hare-Way to the Stars
Now, Hare This - Knighty Knight Bugs - Pre-Hysterical Hare - Baton Bunny - Hare-Abian Nights
Apes of Wrath - Backwoods Bunny - Wild and Woolly Hare - Bonanza Bunny - A Witch's Tangled Hare
People are Bunny


Hurdy Gurdy Hare (1950)RM

Bugs decides to go into the hurdy-gurdy business, but he fires his little monkey helper for stealing from the till. The monkey tells his father, Gruesome Gorilla, who then goes after Bugs throughout a Manhattan apartment complex.

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four (WHV DVD, 2006)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 4 (WHV DVD, 2006)

Mutiny on the Bunny (1950)FF

Shanghai (Yosemite) Sam needs a crew for his ship, so he tricks Bugs with the promise of a free cruise around the world. When Bugs is put to work, he decides to cause repeated repairs to the ship.

Yosemite Sam: The Good, the Bad, and the Ornery (WHV, 1992)
Hare Beyond Compare (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: The Vocal Genius (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)

Bugs Bunny: Hare Extraordinaire (WHV DVD, 2010)

Homeless Hare (1950)CJ

Bugs objects to the building of a skyscraper over his hole, but the construction foreman tries to stifle him. Bugs fights back. Features Bugs's only attempt at the "dazed walk around a construction site" gag.

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

White Heat (WHV DVD, 2005)
Warner Bros. Pictures Gangsters Collection boxed set (WHV DVD, 2005)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)
Warner Bros. Pictures Gangsters Collection Vol. 1 boxed set (WHV DVD, 2005)

Big House Bunny (1950)FF

Trying to escape hunters, Bugs finds himself inside Sing Song Prison, where prison guard (Yosemite) Sam Schultz believes him to be an escaped convict. The gag in which Bugs leads Sam into a guillotine is almost always cut from television.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Warden

Winner By a Hare (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Bugs Bunny's Hare-Brained Hits (WHV, 1993)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Best of Bugs Bunny (WHV Japan DVD, 2003)
Rabbit Seasoning (WHV Japan DVD, 2004)

What's Up, Doc? (1950)RM

Robert McKimson's truly outstanding account of Bugs's life story, as Bugs tells it over the phone to the Disassociated Press. Bugs recounts his beginnings as a chorus dancer ("Oh, we're the boys of the chorus, we hope you like our show....") to his fateful meeting with comedy legend Elmer Fudd. Features Bugs singing the title song.

Elmer Fudd's Comedy Capers (WHV, 1986)
Looney Tunes Curtain Calls (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Daffy Doodles (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)

8 Ball Bunny (1950)CJ

Left behind by the circus, Playboy Penguin comes across Bugs's hole. Guessing that the mute Playboy is lost, Bugs has to figure out on his own where he comes from. Bugs reads that penguins come from the South Pole, so he takes his little pal down south. Features what is believed to be Humphrey Bogart's final animated appearance in a Warner Bros. cartoon.

Looney Tunes Video Show #3 (WHV, 1982)
Hare Beyond Compare (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
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)
March of the Penguins (WHV DVD, 2005)
March of the Penguins (WHV Blu-ray, 2005)
March of the Penguins (WHV HD DVD, 2005)
Humphrey Bogart: The Signature Collection Volume I boxed set (WHV DVD, 2006)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four (WHV DVD, 2006)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 4 (WHV DVD, 2006)
Treasure of the Sierra Madre (WHV Blu-ray, 2010)
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)

Hillbilly Hare (1950)RM

While vacationing in the Ozarks, Bugs is mistaken for a feuding rival of brothers Curt and Pumpkinhead Martin. Features the frantic "Grab a fencepost, hold it tight, whomp your partner with all your might..." squaredance.

Looney Tunes Curtain Calls (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Bugs Bunny's Hare-Brained Hits (WHV, 1993)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: The Vocal Genius (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)

Bunker Hill Bunny (1950)FF

During the Revolutionary War, Bugs and (Yosemite) Sam von Schamm the Hessian fight over control of Bagel Heights.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam

A Salute to Friz Freleng (WHV, 1985)
Yosemite Sam's Yeller Fever (WHV, 1993)
Hare Beyond Compare (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: A Looney Life (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Looney Tunes: The Premiere Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
All Stars (WHV Japan DVD, 2003)
Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century (WHV Japan DVD, 2004)

Bushy Hare (1950)RM

A stork accidentally picks up Bugs and takes him to a mother kangaroo in Australia, where a wild Aborigine hunter goes after him. When it is rarely shown, sometimes one scene is shortened.

Bugs Bunny: Hare Extraordinaire (WHV DVD, 2010)

The Rabbit of Seville (1950)CJ

Chuck Jones's operatic classic in which Bugs lures Elmer into a stage performance of The Barber of Seville. For such a lyric-friendly musical cartoon, it should be noted that Elmer only has two lines (one of which is just him yelping in pain).

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

A Salute to Mel Blanc (WHV, 1985)
Elmer Fudd's Comedy Capers (WHV, 1986)
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)
Best of Bugs Bunny (WHV Japan DVD, 2003)
Rabbit of Seville (WHV Japan DVD, 2004)
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 We Go (1951)RM

Bugs helps Christopher Columbus prove to Queen Isabella that the world is round, so Chris takes him on his voyage as a lucky mascot. But the crew soon believes that rabbits are a jinx.

Longitude and Looneytude (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Jim Thorpe: All American (WHV DVD, 2007)
Burt Lancaster: The Signature Collection boxed set (WHV DVD, 2007)
Bugs Bunny: Hare Extraordinaire (WHV DVD, 2010)

Rabbit Every Monday (1951)FF

In a unique twist, Yosemite Sam is hunting for a rabbit, and he even threatens audience members to not warn Bugs. Bugs, meanwhile, is singing an ode to carrots, unaware that he will soon have to lure Sam into his own oven.

Yosemite Sam: The Good, the Bad, and the Ornery (WHV, 1992)
Hare Beyond Compare (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)

Bunny Hugged (1951)CJ

In a sorta sequel to "Rabbit Punch," Bugs is a pro-wrestling mascot who decides to help his boss when he's faced with the Crusher. Disguised as the Masked Terror, Bugs tricks the wrestler into thinking that he split his pants and into running into a safe door. "Yeah...I was just passing by, dyuhhh...."

Bugs Bunny's Wacky Adventures (WHV, 1985)
Winner By a Hare (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Two (WHV DVD, 2004)
All Stars Volume 2 (WHV Japan DVD, 2005)
Bunny Hugged (WHV Japan DVD, 2005)

The Fair-Haired Hare (1951)FF

Yosemite Sam has built his home over Bugs's hole, so Bugs takes him to court. The judge decides that Bugs and Sam must live together, and whoever dies first gives the whole house to the other.

Bugs Bunny: Truth or Hare (WHV, 1992)
Winner By a Hare (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)

Rabbit Fire (1951)CJ

In the first cartoon in which they both star, Bugs and Daffy argue over which hunting season it is. Daffy doesn't fare too well at the end of Elmer's gun.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elephant
Arthur Q. Bryan: Elmer Fudd

Daffy Duck: The Nuttiness Continues... (WHV, 1985)
Hare Beyond Compare (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
From Hare to Eternity (WHV, 1998)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: The Vocal Genius (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Best of Daffy and Porky (WHV Japan DVD, 2003)
Rabbit Seasoning (WHV Japan DVD, 2004)
The Essential Bugs Bunny (WHV DVD, 2010)

French Rarebit (1951)RM

Bugs winds up in Paris, where two competing chefs see him as a tasty gourmet treat. Bugs is caught in the middle as each chef tries to beat the other.

Longitude and Looneytude (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Daffy Doodles (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Two (WHV DVD, 2004)
All Stars Volume 2 (WHV Japan DVD, 2005)
Beep, Beep! (WHV Japan DVD, 2005)

His Hare-Raising Tale (1951)FF

Bugs is telling stories to his nephew Clyde, including his turn as a baseball player ("Baseball Bugs"), a boxer ("Rabbit Punch"), a vaudeville performer ("Stage Door Cartoon"), an Air Force pilot ("Falling Hare"), and an astronaut ("Haredevil Hare").

Bugs Bunny's Easter Funnies (WHV DVD, 2010)

Ballot Box Bunny (1951)FF

Honest (Yosemite) Sam is running for mayor, and he promises to rid the country of every last rabbit. Outraged, Bugs decides to run against him. Features what is believed to be the first appearance of the "Those Endearing Young Charms" gag in a theatrical short.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Mother, Man on the Street, Ant
Bea Benaderet: Mothers

A Salute to Mel Blanc (WHV, 1985)
Winner By a Hare (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
From Hare to Eternity (WHV, 1998)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Best of Bugs Bunny (WHV Japan DVD, 2003)
Wabbit Twouble (WHV Japan DVD, 2004)

Big Top Bunny (1951)RM

Bugs joins a circus as a performing rabbit, but a Russian acrobatic bear named Bruno the Magnificent becomes jealous of the new star.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Bruno, Colonel Korny

Hare Beyond Compare (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Bugs & Friends (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1998)
Bugs Bunny: Big Top Bunny (WHV, 1999)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Daffy Doodles (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Best of Bugs Bunny (WHV Japan DVD, 2003)
Big Top Bunny (WHV Japan DVD, 2004)

Operation: Rabbit (1952)CJ

Bugs's new desert neighbor, Wile E. Coyote, boasts that he will be able to catch Bugs because he is a genius. Wile E. uses a pressure cooker, an explosive female rabbit decoy, and even nitro-glycerin-filled carrots. The first film in which the coyote speaks.

Road Runner vs. Wile E. Coyote: The Classic Chase (WHV, 1985)
The Road Runner vs. Wile E. Coyote: If at First You Don't Succeed... (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Chariots of Fur and Five Other Cartoons (WHV, 1996)

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four (WHV DVD, 2006)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 4 (WHV DVD, 2006)

Foxy by Proxy (1952)FF

A gigantic mass of dogs is out fox-hunting, and a big slow-witted mutt tries to keep up. Bugs, disgusted at the idea of fox-hunting, decides to have some fun with the dogs.

Bugs & Friends (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1998)
Bugs Bunny: Big Top Bunny (WHV, 1999)
Bugs Bunny: Hare Extraordinaire (WHV DVD, 2010)

14 Carrot Rabbit (1952)FF

Chilacoot (Yosemite) Sam is a gold prospector who finds out that Bugs easily finds gold whenever he gets a "funny feeling." Sam offers a "partnership" with Bugs, who then leads Sam on a wild goose chase across the country.

Looney Tunes Video Show #2 (WHV, 1982)
Hare Beyond Compare (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Five (WHV DVD, 2007)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 5 (WHV DVD, 2007)

Water, Water Every Hare (1952)CJ

During a heavy downpour, Bugs is fast asleep. But his rabbit hole floods, sending his mattress out floating past a castle, where an evil scientist ("Boo") needs a living brain for his robot creation. When Bugs wakes up, he has to allude the scientist's hairy monster, Rudolph (Gossamer).

Bugs Bunny: Truth or Hare (WHV, 1992)
Looney Tunes After Dark (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Bugs Bunny: Big Top Bunny (WHV, 1999)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Supporting Players (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
I Love Tweety Vol. 3 (WHV Japan DVD, 2001)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Best of Bugs Bunny (WHV Japan DVD, 2003)
Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century (WHV Japan DVD, 2004)

The Hasty Hare (1952)CJ

Commander X-2 (Marvin the Martian) and K-9 are instructed to bring an earth creature back to Mars. They find Bugs, who thinks that the two are out trick-or-treating. Bugs is able to briefly pit the martians against each other. For reasons unknown, a line about turkey farming is usually missing from the television version.

Looney Tunes After Dark (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Marvin the Martian: Space Tunes (WHV, 1998)
Marvin the Martian: Space Tunes (WHV, 1999)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: All-Stars (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)

Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One: Ultimate Collector's Edition (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)

Oily Hare (1952)RM

A rich Texas oilman finds a hole without oil gushing out, but it's in fact Bugs's rabbit hole. The oilman and his silent sidekick Maverick try to evict the bunny.

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Five (WHV DVD, 2007)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 5 (WHV DVD, 2007)

Rabbit Seasoning (1952)CJ

Bugs and Daffy again confuse Elmer about which season it is. This time, Bugs uses "pronoun trouble" to trip up the duck.

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

A Salute to Chuck Jones (WHV, 1985)
Elmer Fudd's Comedy Capers (WHV, 1986)
Winner By a Hare (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: All-Stars (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Best of Bugs Bunny (WHV Japan DVD, 2003)
Rabbit Seasoning (WHV Japan DVD, 2004)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 7 (WHV DVD, 2009)

Rabbit's Kin (1952)RM

A small, hyperactive rabbit needs Bugs's help to avoid the slobbish Pete Puma (Stan Freberg). It seems the puma has a weakness for cups of tea and lumps of sugar.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Little Rabbit
Stan Freberg: Pete Puma

Looney Tunes Assorted Nuts (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Bugs & Friends (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1998)
Bugs Bunny: Big Top Bunny (WHV, 1999)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Supporting Players (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Best of Bugs Bunny (WHV Japan DVD, 2003)
Rabbit's Kin (WHV Japan DVD, 2004)

Hare Lift (1952)FF

Bank robber Yosemite Sam sneaks into an airplane, where visitor Bugs is looking around. Assuming Bugs is a pilot, Sam threatens him to take off.

Yosemite Sam's Yeller Fever (WHV, 1993)
Hare Beyond Compare (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)

Forward March Hare (1953)CJ

Bugs believes that he has been drafted, so he goes through basic training and constantly irritates his sergeant. In a very bizarre gag of self-reference, the sarge doesn't believe that the talking rabbit in front of him is "Private Bugs Bunny," so he jokingly responds that he is "Sergeant Porky Pig."

Looney Tunes Video Show #5 (WHV, 1982)
Stars of Space Jam: Bugs Bunny (WHV, 1996)
Stars of Space Jam boxed set (WHV, 1996)
Stars of Space Jam (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1997)

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four (WHV DVD, 2006)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 4 (WHV DVD, 2006)

Duck Amuck (1953)CJ

Bugs makes a cameo appearance in this Chuck Jones masterpiece depicting Daffy at the mercy of a ruthless animator.

Mel Blanc: Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny

Daffy Duck: The Nuttiness Continues... (WHV, 1985)
Duck Victory: Daffy Duck Screen Classics (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Running Amuck (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Best of Daffy and Porky (WHV Japan DVD, 2003)
What's Up, Doc? (WHV Japan DVD, 2004)
The Essential Daffy Duck (WHV DVD, 2011)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One: Ultimate Collector's Edition (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)

Upswept Hare (1953)RM

Elmer unknowingly uproots Bugs when he digs up a rare flower and replants it into the botanical garden in his high-rise apartment. When Elmer discovers Bugs, he orders the rabbit to leave. Bugs gets uppity, and the two compete over who is the "better man."

Elmer Fudd's School of Hard Knocks (WHV, 1993)

Southern Fried Rabbit (1953)FF

On his way to Alabama, Bugs finds a Southern soldier (Yosemite Sam) guarding the Mason-Dixie line. A sequence in which Bugs dresses up as both a slave and Abraham Lincoln is almost always cut for television broadcasts.

Yosemite Sam's Yeller Fever (WHV, 1993)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four (WHV DVD, 2006)

Hare Trimmed (1953)FF

Yosemite Sam reads that a local widow (Granny!) has inherited fifty million dollars, so he goes a-courting. Bugs hears about this and, not trusting Sam, decides to help Granny by posing as another suitor.

Winner By a Hare (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Yosemite Sam's Yeller Fever (WHV, 1993)

Bugs Bunny: Hare Extraordinaire (WHV DVD, 2010)

Bully for Bugs (1953)CJ

Chuck Jones's classic finds Bugs ending up in a bullfight arena, where a massive bull gets in the way of his map-reading.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Bull (gulping)

Bugs Bunny's Wacky Adventures (WHV, 1985)
Winner By a Hare (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
From Hare to Eternity (WHV, 1998)
I Love Tweety Vol. 1 (WHV Japan DVD, 2001)
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)

Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (1953)CJ

In this winter-themed conclusion of the "rabbit season trilogy," Bugs is able to convince Elmer that Daffy is a goat, a mongoose, and a dirty skunk, and that they're all in season, too.

Bugs Bunny's Wacky Adventures (WHV, 1985)
Duck Victory: Daffy Duck Screen Classics (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)

Robot Rabbit (1953)FF

Farmer Elmer orders a pest-controlling robot and programs it to go after Bugs. Features a unique twist on Bugs's crossdressing habit, as he dresses up as a female robot.

Elmer Fudd's School of Hard Knocks (WHV, 1993)
Hare Beyond Compare (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)

Captain Hareblower (1954)FF

It's Bugs vs. Pirate (Yosemite) Sam on the high seas. Amused by the fact that he's up against a rabbit, Sam's victory is halted by cannons and another mad dash to the powder room to pick up a lit match.

Winner By a Hare (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Bugs Bunny's Hare-Brained Hits (WHV, 1993)

Captain Horatio Hornblower (WHV DVD, 2007)
Literary Classics Collection boxed set (WHV DVD, 2007)

Bugs and Thugs (1954)FF

Thinking it's a taxi, Bugs accidentally enters the car of mobsters Rocky and Mugsy (the latter in his first appearance), who have just robbed a local bank and are speeding to their hideout.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Rocky, Mugsy, Police Dispatch, Police Officer

Guffaw and Order (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Bugs & Friends (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1998)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Looney Tunes: The Premiere Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
All Stars (WHV Japan DVD, 2003)
Drip-Along Daffy (WHV Japan DVD, 2004)
Warner Bros. Pictures Gangsters Collection Vol. 4 boxed set (WHV DVD, 2008)

No Parking Hare (1954)RM

Bugs's hole is once again in the way of a construction worker's plans, this time to build a freeway. This short was usually heavily edited for time on ABC.

Devil May Hare (1954)RM

While Bugs is spring cleaning, the Tasmanian Devil is on the loose. Bugs talks Taz out of eating him and "helps" him catch a variety of "animals," including a chicken made out of bubble gum and a raft made up like a pig. The Devil's first appearance.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Tasmanian Devil, Turtle, Tasmanian She-Devil

Looney Tunes Video Show #1 (WHV, 1982)
Stars of Space Jam: Tasmanian Devil (WHV, 1996)
Stars of Space Jam boxed set (WHV, 1996)
Stars of Space Jam (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1997)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: The Vocal Genius (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Taz's Jungle Jams (WHV, 2000)

Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Looney Tunes: The Premiere Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
All Stars (WHV Japan DVD, 2003)
Rabbit's Kin (WHV Japan DVD, 2004)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One: Ultimate Collector's Edition (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)

Bewitched Bunny (1954)CJ

As he's reading the story, Bugs witnesses Hansel ("Hansel? Hansel??") and Gretel enter the house of Witch Hazel (in her first appearance). Bugs shows up as a truant officer to ask why the children aren't in school.

Looney Tunes After Dark (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: A Battle of Wits (WHV/Columbia House, 2001)

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)

Yankee Doodle Bugs (1954)FF

Bugs helps his nephew Clyde study for his American history test, explaining how rabbits (coincidentally, all ancestors of Bugs) helped shape American history.

Yankee Doodle Dandy: Two-Disc Special Edition (WHV DVD, 2003)
Warner Legends boxed set (WHV DVD, 2003)

Lumber Jack-Rabbit (1954)CJ

Bugs wanders into Paul Bunyan's territory, where he discovers a "carrot mine" (actually, just a giant carrot). Bunyan's dog tries to get rid of the tiny rabbit. The studio's only cartoon produced in 3-D.

Wince Upon a Time (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Marvin the Martian: 50 Years on Earth! (WHV, 1998)
Marvin the Martian: Space Tunes (WHV, 1999)

Baby Buggy Bunny (1954)CJ

Notorious infant-like criminal Baby Faced Finster has just robbed a bank, but the money is left in a runaway stroller and ends up in Bugs's hole. Finster soon shows up, pretending to be an abandoned orphan.

Guffaw and Order (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Two (WHV DVD, 2004)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 6 (WHV DVD, 2008)

Beanstalk Bunny (1955)CJ

Daffy is Jack, who had just sold his cow for some beans. Feeling gypped, he tosses the beans aside...right into Bugs's rabbit hole. The two find their way up the beanstalk, where Elmer the giant wants to "gwind your bones to make me bwead."

Daffy Duck: The Nuttiness Continues... (WHV, 1985)
Hare Beyond Compare (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)

Sahara Hare (1955)FF

Bugs is lost on vacation again, this time ending up in the Sahara Desert. Meanwhile, Riff Raff (Yosemite) Sam finds footprints all over his desert, so he chases Bugs to a desert stronghold. Daffy makes a cameo appearance at the end.

Yosemite Sam: The Good, the Bad, and the Ornery (WHV, 1992)
Longitude and Looneytude (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four (WHV DVD, 2006)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 4 (WHV DVD, 2006)

Hare Brush (1955)FF

Millionaire Elmer J. Fudd (owner of a mansion and a yacht) thinks he's a rabbit, so his company sends him to a mental hospital. A wandering Bugs is invited in by Elmer and, due to a case of mistaken identity, Bugs is thought to be Elmer. A psychiatrist hypnotizes Bugs into also believing that he is really Elmer, so later when a cured "Elmer" goes hunting, he comes across a certain "wabbit."

Elmer Fudd's Comedy Capers (WHV, 1986)

Rabbit Rampage (1955)CJ

In this sequel to "Duck Amuck," Bugs is harassed by an unseen animator who manipulates his surroundings, his wardrobe, and even his character design!

Bugs & Friends (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1998)
Bugs Bunny: Big Top Bunny (WHV, 1999)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Six (WHV DVD, 2008)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 6 (WHV DVD, 2008)

This is a Life? (1955)FF

Elmer is the host of a biography program that will take a look at a celebrity in the studio audience. Daffy (who sits next to Granny throughout the cartoon) thinks it will be about him, but alas it's Bugs's life that Elmer will be looking at, via scenes from Bugs's past films. A certain "varmint" also shows up as a voice from the past, making it his first pairing with Elmer.

Yosemite Sam's Yeller Fever (WHV, 1993)

Hyde and Hare (1955)FF

Bugs moves in with the kindly old man who feeds him carrots in the park, but unbeknownst to the rabbit the man is actually Dr. Jekyll! Bugs also meets Mr. Hyde, whom Bugs tries to "protect" the doc from.

Looney Tunes After Dark (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Bugs & Friends (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1998)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (WHV DVD, 2004)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Two (WHV DVD, 2004)
All Stars Volume 2 (WHV Japan DVD, 2005)

Knight-Mare Hare (1955)CJ

While Bugs is reading A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, he is konked on the head by an apple and ends up in Camelot. Bugs dodges a duke and a dragon and wanders into the home of Merlin the sorcerer, who hopes to turn Bugs into a pig.

Bugs Bunny's Hare-Raising Tales (WHV, 1988)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Wabbit Tales (WHV/Columbia House, 2001)

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four (WHV DVD, 2006)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 4 (WHV DVD, 2006)

Roman Legion-Hare (1955)FF

Nero (looking very much like Charles Laughton) wants a victim to feed to the lions, so he sends out his Captain of the Guards (Yosemite Sam) to find one. The Captain soon comes across an inquisitive Bugs, but then has to escape from the lions at every turn.

Bugs Bunny's Wacky Adventures (WHV, 1985)
Longitude and Looneytude (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four (WHV DVD, 2006)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 4 (WHV DVD, 2006)

Bugs Bonnets (1956)CJ

In a study on how hats affect one's behavior, Bugs and Elmer are at the mercy of a number of windblown hats, causing them to think they're pilgrims, Indians, soldiers, old ladies, boy scouts, mobsters, cops, judges, and a bride and groom.

Elmer Fudd's Comedy Capers (WHV, 1986)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Five (WHV DVD, 2007)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 5 (WHV DVD, 2007)

Broom-Stick Bunny (1956)CJ

On Halloween, Witch Hazel is asking her magic mirror who is the ugliest one of all. Just then, a trick-or-treating Bugs shows up dressed as a witch, and Hazel invites him in to get rid of the competition. An uncomfortable amount of footage was reused in the 1966 short "A Haunting We Will Go."

Looney Tunes After Dark (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Two (WHV DVD, 2004)
All Stars Volume 2 (WHV Japan DVD, 2005)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 6 (WHV DVD, 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)

Rabbitson Crusoe (1956)FF

Shipwrecked on an island, Yosemite Sam's time is divided between escaping a shark named Dopey Dick and growing sick of coconuts. Bugs soon drifts toward the island, and Sam has dinner plans in mind for his guest.

Bugs Bunny's Hare-Raising Tales (WHV, 1988)
Wince Upon a Time (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)

Napoleon Bunny-Part (1956)FF

Bugs arrives in a castle in France (and, apparently, back in time), where Napoleon is strategically planning a war. When Bugs, thinking it's a board game, messes around with the map, Nappy sends his guard (looking very much like Mugsy) after him, hoping to send the rabbit to the guillotine.

Bugs & Friends (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1998)

Barbary Coast Bunny (1956)CJ

Bugs finds a huge boulder of gold while burrowing, but Nasty Canasta steals it from him. Bugs (dressed as a hick) tracks Canasta down to San Francisco, where he has opened up a casino. Canasta tries to hustle Bugs in a series of "games."

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

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four (WHV DVD, 2006)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 4 (WHV DVD, 2006)

Half Fare Hare (1956)RM

Bugs hops a train to Chattanooga, where Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton (both voiced by Daws Butler) are starving hobos. They try to boil the rabbit, all the while escaping a railroad dick.

A Star is Bored (1956)FF

Disgusted with being a janitor while Bugs is a star, Daffy auditions to be an actor. However, he is hired just to be Bugs's stunt double. Another rare combination of Bugs, Daffy, Elmer, and Yosemite Sam.

A Night at the Movies 1956: The Wrong Man (WHV, 1982)
Daffy Duck's Madcap Mania (WHV, 1988)

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Five (WHV DVD, 2007)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 5 (WHV DVD, 2007)
The Essential Daffy Duck (WHV DVD, 2011)

Wideo Wabbit (1956)RM

Bugs answers an audition ad for station QTTV, which is looking for a rabbit to be shot by sports host Elmer Fudd. Bugs leads Elmer on a chase through various television studios, with Bugs acting as both Groucho and Liberace.

Bugs Bunny: Truth or Hare (WHV, 1992)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three (WHV DVD, 2005)

To Hare is Human (1956)CJ

Wile E. Coyote is back after Bugs, and this time the genius is using a super computer for ideas, which include breaking into Bugs's rabbit hole a la a cat burglar and booby-trapping Bugs's carrot patch.

Hare Beyond Compare (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four (WHV DVD, 2006)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 4 (WHV DVD, 2006)

Ali Baba Bunny (1957)CJ

Bugs and Daffy are tunneling to Pismo Beach, but instead they end up inside a sultan's treasure cave. Trying to get in to chop the intruders is Hassan the guard.

Bugs Bunny's Wacky Adventures (WHV, 1985)
Duck Victory: Daffy Duck Screen Classics (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Wabbit Tales (WHV/Columbia House, 2001)

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Five (WHV DVD, 2007)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 5 (WHV DVD, 2007)
The Essential Daffy Duck (WHV DVD, 2011)

Bedevilled Rabbit (1957)RM

A flown-in crate of carrots lands in Tasmania, with Bugs asleep inside. There he meets a local, the Tasmanian Devil. Features Bugs dressing up dynamite like "wild turkey surprise."

A Salute to Mel Blanc (WHV, 1985)
Hare Beyond Compare (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Stars of Space Jam: Tasmanian Devil (WHV, 1996)
Stars of Space Jam boxed set (WHV, 1996)
Stars of Space Jam (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1997)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: All-Stars (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
Taz's Jungle Jams (WHV, 2000)

Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One: Ultimate Collector's Edition (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)

Piker's Peak (1957)FF

In the Alps, Bugs and Yosemite Sam race each other to the top of the Shmatterhorn for a prize of fifty-thousand kronkites.

What's Opera, Doc? (1957)CJ

Chuck Jones's masterpiece in which Elmer (with his spear and magic helmet) hunts Bugs to Wagnerian opera. Features the two performing the song "Return My Love," with Bugs dressed as Brunhilda.

A Salute to Chuck Jones (WHV, 1985)
Elmer Fudd's Comedy Capers (WHV, 1986)
Looney Tunes Curtain Calls (WHV 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)
Ready, Set, Zoom! (WHV Japan DVD, 2005)
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)

Bugsy and Mugsy (1957)FF

In this sorta-remake of Friz Freleng's Sylvester cartoon "Stooge for a Mouse," Bugs turns hiding-out gangsters Rocky and Mugsy against each other.

Guffaw and Order (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)

Show Biz Bugs (1957)FF

Bugs and Daffy are dancing on stage at a concert hall in this Friz Freleng classic, but of course Daffy soon turns it into a performing competition. Became the basis for the opening theme and bridging sequences in The Bugs Bunny Show.

A Salute to Friz Freleng (WHV, 1985)
Looney Tunes Curtain Calls (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Superior Duck (WHV, 1998)
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)
Bunny Hugged (WHV Japan DVD, 2005)
The Essential Bugs Bunny (WHV DVD, 2010)

Rabbit Romeo (1957)RM

Elmer's Uncle Judd has sent him Millicent, a female Slobovian rabbit. Since Slobovian rabbits get desperately lonely, Elmer decides to find Milly a "playmate" and talks a freezing Bugs into coming home with him.

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four (WHV DVD, 2006)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 4 (WHV DVD, 2006)

Hare-Less Wolf (1958)FF

Absent-minded Charles M. Wolf is sent out by his wife to get a rabbit for dinner, but when he catches up with Bugs he seems to have trouble remembering what he's looking for.

Hare-Way to the Stars (1958)CJ

One morning a groggy Bugs climbs into a rocket that's blasted into space. The rabbit ends up on a bizarre suspended glass-plane planet, where Marvin the Martian is hoping to blow up the earth with his Illudium Pew-36 Explosive Space Modulator. Bugs steals the device, so Marvin sends his squad of Instant Martians after him.

Bugs Bunny: Truth or Hare (WHV, 1992)
Looney Tunes After Dark (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Marvin the Martian: Space Tunes (WHV, 1998)
Marvin the Martian: Space Tunes (WHV, 1999)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One: Ultimate Collector's Edition (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)

Now, Hare This (1958)RM

The Big Bad Wolf's nephew wants to hear some fairy tales, but Uncle Big Bad has an idea to instead "play" the stories in order to lure Bugs to him. Bugs plays along by dressing up as Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks.

Knighty Knight Bugs (1958)FF

"Only a fool would go after the Singing Sword," says Bugs the Round Table jester, so King Arthur sends his fool out to do so. But Bugs has to get past the Black Knight (Yosemite Sam) and his sneezing "idjit dragon." This Friz Freleng short is the only Bugs cartoon to win an Academy Award.

A Salute to Friz Freleng (WHV, 1985)
Wince Upon a Time (WHV Laserdisc, 1994)
Academy Award-Winning Classic Cartoons (WHV/Turner Classic Movies DVD, 2005)

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Four (WHV DVD, 2006)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 4 (WHV DVD, 2006)
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection: 15 Winners (WHV DVD, 2008)
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection: 15 Winners/26 Nominees (WHV DVD, 2008)
The Essential Bugs Bunny (WHV DVD, 2010)

Pre-Hysterical Hare (1958)RM

While being chased by Elmer, Bugs falls into a cavern, where he finds an old film documenting the life of prehistoric man. Bugs watches it, seeing Elmer Fuddstone go after the Saber-Toothed Rabbit. Voice actor Dave Barry performs Elmer, the first time the character was not voiced by Arthur Q. Bryan in a prominent role. The only Bugs short in the small collection of Warner Bros. cartoons utilizing a canned score edited by John Seely.

Baton Bunny (1959)CJ

Bugs conducts the Warner Bros. symphony's performance of Van Suppe's "Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna," but a fly and some loose cuffs get in the way. Chuck Jones co-directs with Abe Levitow, making this the first Bugs cartoon to have a unit animator directing.

Mel Blanc: Bugs Bunny, Bum

Looney Tunes Curtain Calls (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Bugs Bunny's Hare-Brained Hits (WHV, 1993)
Bugs Bunny: Big Top Bunny (WHV, 1999)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Musical Masterpieces (WHV/Columbia House, 1999)
I Love Tweety Vol. 2 (WHV Japan DVD, 2001)
Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)
Looney Tunes: The Premiere Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)

Hare-Abian Nights (1959)

Bugs burrows his way into a sultan's palace, where he is forced to tell entertaining stories of his travels. The stories start to resemble clips from "Bully for Bugs," "Water, Water Every Hare," and "Sahara Hare." Chuck Jones animator Ken Harris directs, the first time in a decade that someone other than Jones, Friz Freleng, or Robert McKimson was completely at the helm.

Apes of Wrath (1959)FF

A pixilated stork has lost a baby gorilla, so he knocks Bugs out and delivers him to a gorilla couple. Daffy makes a cameo appearance.

Stars of Space Jam: Bugs Bunny (WHV, 1996)
Stars of Space Jam boxed set (WHV, 1996)
Stars of Space Jam (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1997)
Taz's Jungle Jams (WHV, 2000)

Backwoods Bunny (1959)RM

While burrowing in the country, Bugs attracts the attention of two vultures, Pappy and Elvis (both voiced by Daws Butler). Elvis goes after Bugs, but gets slowed down when he has to count to four.

Looney Tunes Video Show #4 (WHV Canada, 1982)

Wild and Woolly Hare (1959)FF

Yosemite Sam storms into the Fat Chance Saloon to challenge anyone to "slap leather," but is immediately stifled by a cool, lounging Bugs. After a humiliating gunfight, Sam has to leave to rob a train, but Bugs also rides off to save it. One of the quintessential Bugs and Sam cartoons.

Yosemite Sam: The Good, the Bad, and the Ornery (WHV, 1992)

Bonanza Bunny (1959)RM

Bugs wanders into a saloon in the Klondike with a bag of "little yellow rocks," which catches the eye of Canadian outlaw Blaque Jacque Shellaque. Jacque tries to steal Bugs's bounty, but gives Bugs a "fair" chance at winning it back. Includes footage from "Drip-Along Daffy."

Bugs & Friends (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1998)

A Witch's Tangled Hare (1959)

Witch Hazel is about to boil Bugs, who escapes into a castle. Inside, Bugs and Hazel reenact Romeo and Juliet, with William Shakespeare watching from a distance. Directed by Abe Levitow.

Bugs Bunny's Hare-Raising Tales (WHV, 1988)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: A Battle of Wits (WHV/Columbia House, 2001)

Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume One: Ultimate Collector's Edition (WHV Blu-ray, 2011)

People are Bunny (1959)RM

Television station QTTV will give five thousand dollars for the first rabbit brought in for the hunting season, so Daffy decides to bring Bugs in at gunpoint. But once Daffy gets distracted by the game shows going on, Bugs leads a chase through the studio.

A Night at the Movies 1959: The Young Philadelphians (WHV, 1982)
Bugs & Friends (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1998)


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