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1940: Official Premiere of the Warner Brothers’ Bugs Bunny

1940: Official Premiere of the Warner Brothers’ Bugs Bunny
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  • Historical event:
  • 27 July 1940
  • It is particularly interesting that the film A Wild Hare was even nominated for an Oscar.

On this day in 1940, the first Bugs Bunny cartoon was premiered.

It was titled A Wild Hare, and the famous line “What’s up, Doc?” was then used for the first time.

It is particularly interesting that the film A Wild Hare was even nominated for an Oscar.

Besides the character of Bugs Bunny, the hunter Elmer Fudd, who unsuccessfully tries to shoot the rabbit with a shotgun, appears in this film.

A Wild Hare was directed by Fred Avery, produced by Leon Schlesinger, while the lead animator of Bugs Bunny was Virgil Ross.

The producer was Warner Bros., which created many other cartoon characters (i.e. the Looney Tunes series).

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