Saturday, January 2, 2016

Looney TV: Rabbit Fire (1950)

I guess you know we're running the Bugs Bunny/Daffy Duck/Elmer Fudd hunting trilogy out of order. The other day, we presented "Rabbit Seasoning". This time, we've got the first part of the trilogy, 1950's "Rabbit Fire". Sadly, this is a Blue Ribbon reissue, though the opening credits are intact.

Chuck Jones liked that opening gag, with Daffy planting rabbit tracks for Elmer to follow, so much, such that he used it again in "Rabbit Seasoning". All this proved, however, is that Bugs happens to be smarter than both Daffy & Elmer put together. Elmer admitting he's more of a sportsman should've gotten him some kind of endorsement from vegan groups.

Rating: A+.

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