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Friday, July 27, 2018

Bugs Bunny Debut Day

The cartoon "Bugs Bunny" has changed over the years. The earliest version of the character showed a character that was smaller, with a voice that sounded more like Woody Woodpecker. The character first appeared in "Porky's Hare Hunt" April 30, 1938. The cartoon strip introduced Elmer Fudd as well.

The character Bugs Bunny was born in Brooklyn, New York July 27, 1940 near Brooklyn Dodgers.

Evolution of Bugs Bunny

Tex Avery directed the cartoon strip "A Wild Hare" that was released July 27 , 1940. Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny were in their role as hunter and tormenter. The line "Ehhh What's Up Doc" also appeared. The toon received Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short Film.

World War II would see Bugs Bunny made into a star by Warner Bros. Bugs appeared with Porky Pig and Elmer Fudd in 1942 US war bond commercial. He was showed going up against the Japs and Hitler in cartoon strips during 1944 and 1945.

Bugs Bunny has been in both short films as well as feature length films. In fact he has appeared in more films than any other cartoon character in History. Bugs Bunny in fact is the ninth most portrayed film personality in the world.

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