The 1960s and Beyond

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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

Video titles in red are out of print. Titles in black or presented as entire ordering links are still in print. Links will go to the releases' respective product pages on Amazon. For an alternative source to order in-print DVDs, we also suggest DeepDiscount.com.

Since most out-of-print titles are offered either new or used by Amazon's individual sellers, order links are provided for most (just click on the video's release information). We also recommend eBay for your out-of-print needs. When you shop online for older videos, do take caution and know exactly what you are buying, as many sellers usually aren't sure what they're selling!

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

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Horse Hare - Person to Bunny - Rabbit's Feat - From Hare to Heir - Lighter Than Hare
The Abominable Snow-Rabbit - Compressed Hare - Prince Violent - Wet Hare - Bill of Hare
Shishkabugs - Devil's Feud Cake - The Million Hare - Hare-Breadth Hurry - The Unmentionables
Mad as a Mars Hare - Transylvania 6-5000 - Dumb Patrol - Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare - The Iceman Ducketh
False Hare - Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol - The Fright Before Christmas - Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bunny - Spaced out Bunny
Box Office Bunny - Blooper Bunny - Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers - Carrotblanca - From Hare to Eternity
Hare and Loathing in Las Vegas - Daffy Duck for President


Horse Hare (1960)FF

Bugs is left alone to defend the cavalry's fort from an Indian invasion, which just happens to be led by Yosemite Sam.

Person to Bunny (1960)FF

Edward R. Burrows interviews Bugs from his rabbit hole, but Daffy and Elmer interrupt. Final appearance of the "All This and Rabbit Stew" log gag. Arthur Q. Bryan's final appearance as Elmer Fudd.

A Night at the Movies 1960: Ocean's 11 (WHV, 1982)
Stars of Space Jam: Daffy Duck (WHV, 1996)
Stars of Space Jam boxed set (WHV, 1996)
Stars of Space Jam (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1997)

Rabbit's Feat (1960)CJ

Wile E. Coyote lures a rather zany Bugs with a picnic set-up, then goes after him with a rifle and grenade. At one point Wile E. even collaborates with Bugs on a scheme to trap him.

The Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote: The Scrapes of Wrath (WHV, 1992)

From Hare to Heir (1960)FF

The Baron Sam, Duke of Yosemite (guess who), is broke. Bugs shows up to declare that Sam will receive one million pounds in legal tender, but only if he can keep his temper. Bugs decides to test him.

Bugs & Friends (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1998)

Lighter Than Hare (1960)FF

Earth is being invaded by Yosemite Sam of Outer Space, who uses his squad of robots to find an earth creature to kidnap. Bugs's line about the Amos and Andy radio show is sometimes cut from television.

Bugs & Friends (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1998)

The Abominable Snow-Rabbit (1961)CJ

Bugs and Daffy are burrowing to Palm Springs, but they end up in the Himalayas, where they meet a huge abominable snowman (Hugo), who is looking for a cute little rabbit to love.

Looney Tunes After Dark (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Bugs & Friends (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1998)
Bugs Bunny: Big Top Bunny (WHV, 1999)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Five (WHV DVD, 2007)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 5 (WHV DVD, 2007)

Compressed Hare (1961)CJ

Bugs's new neighbor calls to ask for a cup of carrots for a stew, but when Bugs arrives at the house of one "Wile E. Coyote, Genius," he realizes that carrots are not the real intended ingredient. Bugs escapes to do some hole-cleaning, while Wile E. sets up his super-powerful electron magnet.

Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Wabbit Tales (WHV/Columbia House, 2001)

Prince Violent (1961)FF

The ruthless viking (Yosemite) Sam the Terrible and his elephant try to storm a castle, but Bugs keeps them at bay. Referred to as "Prince Varmint" in The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour's uniformed titles in 1978. Warner Bros. went a step further in 1992 and created a brand new, complete title sequence with the new title.

Wet Hare (1962)RM

Bugs's waterfall showering is interrupted when Blaque Jacque Shellaque dams the river. Features the final time Bugs would say "Of course you know, this means war" in a theatrical cartoon.

Bill of Hare (1962)RM

The Tasmanian Devil escapes from a steamship and goes after Bugs, who is trying his hand at cooking. Bugs convinces Taz that they should go moose hunting, yet the moose's cave looks suspiciously like a train tunnel.

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: Daffy Doodles (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)

Shishkabugs (1962)FF

Yosemite Sam is the royal cook for the King (another Charles Laughton-like ruler), who is sick of the various foods Sam prepares and instead wants hassanfeffer. Sam is still looking up exactly what hassanfeffer is when Bugs knocks on the door to ask for a cup of diced carrots.

Bugs & Friends (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1998)

Devil's Feud Cake (1963)FF

In redubbed footage from "Hare Lift," bankrobber Yosemite Sam hijacks a plane with inexperienced "pilot" Bugs inside. When Sam bails out and realizes that he doesn't have a parachute, he falls and dies. The devil makes a deal with Sam, promising to send him back to Earth if he can bring Bugs back in exchange. Sam's attempts are taken from "Roman Legion-Hare" and "Sahara Hare." Spliced from an episode of The Bugs Bunny Show.

The Million Hare (1963)RM

Daffy is in Bugs's rabbit hole watching the game show Beat Your Buddy, where they announce that Bugs and Daffy must race to the television studio for a prize of one million bucks. Bugs makes two interesting comments about Daffy's anatomy.

Bugs & Friends (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1998)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Cartoon Superstars (WHV/Columbia House, 2001)

Hare-Breadth Hurry (1963)CJ

Bugs is filling in for the Road Runner, but he doesn't necessarily follow the rules of a Road Runner cartoon, much to the dismay of Wile E. Coyote (who is, as he usually is in Road Runner cartoons, silent against Bugs this time).

The Unmentionables (1963)FF

In this parody of The Untouchables, Bugs is Special Agent Elegant Mess, who is recruited to go after gangster Rocky. Bugs leads Rocky and Mugsy on a chase to the Acme Cereal Company. Friz Freleng's last theatrical Bugs cartoon.

Bugs & Friends (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1998)

Mad as a Mars Hare (1963)CJ

Astro Rabbit Bugs Bunny is rocketed to Mars (which Bugs blames on his inexplicable love of carrots), crashing through Marvin the Martian's telescope. Angered, Marvin decides to propel Bugs forward into time to become a slave, but it doesn't exactly work out that way.

Bugs & Friends (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1998)
Marvin the Martian: 50 Years on Earth! (WHV, 1998)
Marvin the Martian: Space Tunes (WHV, 1999)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Wabbit Tales (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)

Transylvania 6-5000 (1963)CJ

Bugs burrows to Transylvania, where he finds the castle of vampire Count Bloodcount. Thinking it's a hotel, Bugs "checks" into a room and finds a book about magic words and phrases. Witch Hazel makes a cameo appearance. Chuck Jones's last theatrically released Bugs cartoon.

Looney Tunes After Dark (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Five (WHV DVD, 2007)
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 5 (WHV DVD, 2007)

Dumb Patrol (1964)

Somewhere in France during World War I, Bugs challenges the Baron (Yosemite Sam) to come after him. Porky Pig makes a cameo appearance. The only Bugs cartoon directed by Friz Freleng animator Gerry Chiniquy.

Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare (1964)RM

The Tasmanian Devil is on the loose and comes across Bugs. Bugs feigns injury and sends Taz for a doctor. He finds a couple, but they're all Bugs in disguise.

Bugs Bunny: Truth or Hare (WHV, 1992)
Stars of Space Jam: Tasmanian Devil (WHV, 1996)
Stars of Space Jam boxed set (WHV, 1996)
Stars of Space Jam (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1997)
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)

The Iceman Ducketh (1964)

Impressed by the prices pelts are getting at a fur trader, Daffy goes rabbit hunting. Bugs isn't his only problem, as Daffy also faces a sudden winter and a few disturbed grizzly bears. The only Bugs cartoon directed by Chuck Jones animator Phil Monroe.

Bugs & Friends (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1998)

False Hare (1964)RM

The Big Bad Wolf and his nephew open up the Club del Canejo to trap Bugs, who shows up for club initiation. Foghorn Leghorn makes a cameo appearance. The last theatrical Bugs cartoon until 1990.

Bugs & Friends (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1998)

Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol (1979)FF

In the first of two Bugs cartoons produced for the TV special Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales, Bugs and the gang reenact A Christmas Carol, with Yosemite Sam as Scrooge and Porky Pig as Bob Crachit. Sylvester, Elmer Fudd, Pepe le Pew, Foghorn Leghorn, Petunia Pig, and Tweety make cameo appearances.

NOTE: This made-for-TV short did not originally feature a title sequence, but one was created in 1992. The videos listed below include the cartoon as it was originally seen, without a title.

Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales (WHV, 1990)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Five (WHV DVD, 2007)

The Fright Before Christmas (1979)FF

The Tasmanian Devil escapes from a cargo flight over the North Pole and steals Santa's sleigh. He arrives at Bugs's house, where Bugs's nephew Clyde is up waiting for St. Nick. Speedy Gonzales makes a cameo appearance.

NOTE: This made-for-TV short did not originally feature a title sequence, but one was created in 1992. For the videos listed below, titles with an asterisk include the cartoon as it was originally seen, without a title, and titles without an asterisk include the cartoon with the new title sequence.

*Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales (WHV, 1990)
Stars of Space Jam: Tasmanian Devil (WHV, 1996)
Stars of Space Jam boxed set (WHV, 1996)
Stars of Space Jam (WHV Japan Laserdisc, 1997)
Taz's Jungle Jams (WHV, 2000)

*Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Five (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)

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bunny (1980)CJ

The first of two Bugs cartoons produced for the TV special Bugs Bunny's Bustin' out All Over. Bugs thinks back to when he was a child, hunted by schoolboy Elmer Fudd. The Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote make cameo appearances. Mel Blanc voices Elmer.

NOTE: This made-for-TV short did not originally feature a title sequence, but one was created in 1992. The videos listed below include the cartoon as it was originally seen, without a title.

Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All Over (WHV, 1992)
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Five (WHV DVD, 2007)
The Essential Bugs Bunny (WHV DVD, 2010)

Spaced out Bunny (1980)CJ

While Bugs is getting friendly with nature all around him, he comes across a carrot. But alas, it was a tranquilizer carrot left out by Marvin the Martian, who brings Bugs to Mars as a pet for another earth creature, Hugo the abominable snowman.

NOTE: This made-for-TV short did not originally feature a title sequence, but one was created in 1992. For the videos listed below, titles with an asterisk include the cartoon as it was originally seen, without a title, and titles without an asterisk include the cartoon with the new title sequence.

*Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All Over (WHV, 1992)
Marvin the Martian: 50 Years on Earth! (WHV, 1998)
Marvin the Martian: Space Tunes (WHV, 1999)
*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)

Box Office Bunny (1990)

A multiplex is built over Bugs's rabbit hole. When Bugs climbs up to check it out, usher Elmer Fudd thinks he snuck in. Meanwhile another patron, Daffy, really does sneak in and gets caught in the middle. Directed by Darrell Van Citters. Jeff Bergman begins voicing Bugs, Elmer, and Daffy.

The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (WHV, 1991)
The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (WHV Laserdisc, 1991)
Winner By a Hare (WHV Laserdisc, 1993)
Carrotblanca: Looney Tunes Go to the Movies (WHV, 1996)
Looney Tunes the Collector's Edition: Wabbit Tales (WHV/Columbia House, 2001)

The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (WHV DVD, 2009)

Blooper Bunny (1991)

A behind-the-scenes look at the commemorative short "Bugs Bunny's 51rst 1/2 Anniversary Special" starring Bugs, Daffy, Elmer, and Yosemite Sam, outtakes and all. Directed by Greg Ford and Terry Lennon. Remained unreleased until 1997's June Bugs marathon on Cartoon Network.

Jeff Bergman: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, Announcer, Teamsters
Gordon Hunt: Director

Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection (WHV DVD, 2003)

Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers (1992)

Strange alien carrot pods have created limited-animation duplicates of Elmer, Yosemite Sam, and Daffy, and it's up to Bugs to set things right. Directed by Greg Ford and Terry Lennon. Features animation parodies of Clutch Cargo and Terry Gilliam, among others. Porky Pig makes a cameo appearance.

The Essential Bugs Bunny (WHV DVD, 2010)

Carrotblanca (1995)

In this parody of Casablanca, Bugs is a juice-joint owner who meets up with a long-lost love, Kitty (Penelope, in her first speaking role). Meanwhile, Kitty's husband (Sylvester) has been taken prisoner by the evil German police captain (Yosemite Sam). Directed by Douglas McCarthy. Greg Burson begins voicing Bugs. Features the most appearances of Warner Bros. characters than any other short.

Carrotblanca: Looney Tunes Go to the Movies (WHV, 1996)
Casablanca: Two-Disc Special Edition (WHV DVD, 2003)
The Bogart Collection boxed set (WHV DVD, 2003)
Best Picture Oscar Collection set (WHV DVD, 2005)
Best Picture Oscar Collection: Drama boxed set (WHV DVD, 2005)
Humphrey Bogart: The Signature Collection Volume I boxed set (WHV DVD, 2006)
Casablanca (WHV HD DVD, 2006)

Casablanca: Ultimate Collector's Edition (WHV DVD, 2008)
Casablanca: Ultimate Collector's Edition (WHV Blu-ray, 2008)
Casablanca (WHV Blu-ray, 2009)
The Essential Bugs Bunny (WHV DVD, 2010)

From Hare to Eternity (1996)CJ

In a parody of The H.M.S. Pinafore, H.M.S. Friz Freleng captain Yosemite Sam is digging up buried treasure and comes across Bugs along the way. Dedicated to Freleng. Frank Gorshin voices Sam. Michigan J. Frog makes an off-camera cameo appearance. Chuck Jones's final animated Bugs work.

From Hare to Eternity (WHV, 1998)
The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (WHV DVD, 2009)
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 and Loathing in Las Vegas (2004)

Bonaparte (Yosemite) Sam builds his casino on top of Bugs's hole. When Bugs protests, Sam throws him out, saying he can only stay inside if he gambles. Bugs takes him up on the offer, outwitting Sam on slot machines, at blackjack, and on the roulette wheel. When Sam discovers why Bugs has been so lucky (rabbit's feet), he chases Bugs all the way to the Hoover Dam. Directed by Bill Kopp and Peter Shin and produced by Larry Doyle. Billy West voices Bugs. Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote make a cameo appearance on Bugs's TV in the high rollers' suite. Remained unreleased in the United States until 2010.

The Essential Bugs Bunny (WHV DVD, 2010)

Daffy Duck for President (2004)

Daffy runs for public office in various roles, hoping to pass legislation to outlaw rabbits (namely one). However, no matter where he ends up, he discovers that getting laws passed on your own isn't that easy. Directed by Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone and based on the book by Chuck Jones. Joe Alaskey voices Bugs. Originally planned for production and release around the 2000 election.

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Two (WHV DVD, 2004)
The Essential Daffy Duck (WHV DVD, 2011)


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