A Wild Hare Overview:

A Wild Hare (1940) was a Short Films Film directed by Tex Avery and produced by Leon Schlesinger.

Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Animated Short FilmLeon Schlesinger, ProducerNominated
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The Screwy Genius of Tex Avery: A Wild Hare (1940)

on Sep 25, 2013 From True Classics

On July 27, 1940, an unassuming gray rabbit was born in Brooklyn. And from those humble beginnings, he would go on to become one of the most famous anthropomorphic animals to ever grace the silver screen, a legend on par with longtime rodent rival Mickey Mouse. Bane to clumsy hunters, diminutive mus... Read full article


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Bugs Bunny: [with his hands over Elmer's eyes] Guess who?
Elmer Fudd: Heddy Wamarr?
Bugs Bunny: No.
Elmer Fudd: Bawbwa Stanwyck?
Bugs Bunny: Nope.
Elmer Fudd: Wosemawy Wane?
Bugs Bunny: Nope. Guess again.
Elmer Fudd: Owivia De Haviwand?
Bugs Bunny: Nope, but you're getting warmer.
Elmer Fudd: Say, you wouldn't be that scwewy wabbit, would you?
Bugs Bunny: Ehh... could be!


Elmer Fudd: Pardon me, but you know, you wook just wike a wabbit.
Bugs Bunny: Ehhh... c'mere. Listen, doc.
[whispering]
Bugs Bunny: Now don't spread this around, but, uh... confidentially...
[screaming]
Bugs Bunny: I *AM* A WABBIT!


[first occurrence of this line]
Bugs Bunny: Eh, what's up, Doc?


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This cartoon is considered the first to feature both Bugs' and Elmer's catchphrases - "What's Up, Doc?" and "Be vewy quiet...I'm hunting wabbits" respectively.
The first cartoon with Bugs Bunny in his final redesign. Also the first real teaming of Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny.
There are at least two conflicting stories as to who came up with the "What's up, Doc?" line. Tex Avery claimed that he based the line on an expression used by his friends in Texas. However, Mel Blanc claimed that it was an ad-lib that he came up with while recording the dialogue.
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