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Bugs Bunny – Case of the Missing Hare – 1942


Just added to the Break Room! Bugs Bunny – Case of the Missing Hare – 1942 

This Warner Bros. cartoon is part of the famous Merrie Melodies series, directed by Chuck Jones.

Strangely enough, the title seems completely unrelated to to the plot. the plot line.

To the extent that a plot exists, it’s pretty simple. Magician Ala Bahma plasters a show posters over the entry to Bug’s “house” – a hole in a tree. Bugs then mumbles the immortal words, “Of course you realize, this means war!” And from there, Bugs interrupts the magician’s show, followed by a series animated slapstick scenarios.

This is one of the few cartoons where Bugs Bunny does not say his catchphrase, “Eh, what’s up, Doc?”,[1] as well as being one of few cartoons in the character’s filmography to fall into the public domain, due to the failure of the last copyright holder, United Artists Television, to renew the original copyright within the allotted 28-year period.


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