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Tortoise Wins By A Hare Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
1943 915.
MPAA: 8547
216

Leon Schlesinger Studios
 featuring Bugs Bunny, Cecil Turtle, Mrs. Turtle, Rabbit Bookie, Rabbit Thugs

Tortoise Wins By A Hare On Video!  Tortoise Wins By A Hare BCDB Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8/5 stars from 22 users.)

Tortoise Wins By A Hare 10 out of 5 stars

CLAMPETT IS KING

Reviewed by: carspiv, August 10, 2002

Of the trilogy of Bugs vs. Cecil, this is by far the funniest. That is to be expected...since this is the one that Robert Clampett directed.

Full of signature Clampett madness and frenzy. I still bust a gut when Bugs shows up at Cecil's door disguised as an old man....for a split second, he removes the disguise for the audience, gesturing exaggeratedly as if we wouldn't recognize him without removing the disguise!!

"Take dat, ya doity toitle, take dat!"
"Yup, dats da toitle all right!"

Check out Mel Blanc's frenzied Bugs as he pulls ahead of Cecil.....and the ferocious beating he takes from the gambling ring ("We're bettin' evryting on da rabbit ta win....in FACT, we don't even think the toitle will finish, do we boys?") and Bugs' furious fit at being held off of the finish line.

Politically Correct note: The ending of this cartoon has been edited. One of the thugs pulls out a gun and the bullet goes through about half a dozen thug heads when they realize they prevented the Rabbit from winning ("Eh, now he tells us!")

Also, there are many other cartoons with similar P.C. edits: "An Itch in Time", "The Big Snooze" (where Bugs USED to swallow a bottle of sleeping pills to invade Elmer's dream, but the P.C. Police must have thought that little kiddies would be rushing to the medicine cabinet to grab mommy & daddy's pills to make like Bugs), and just about any time a character has something blow up in their face and when the smoke clears, they are in blackface. It's OK to leave in when Bugs does an exaggerated Italian, Swedish, etc accent but we mustn't offend other ethnic groups, must we?

Needless to say, this cartoon is still one of the very greatest....even with the edit!!
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The Wise Quacking Duck Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
1943 1056.
MPAA: 8713
168

Leon Schlesinger Studios
 featuring Daffy Duck, Mr. Meek

The Wise Quacking Duck On Video!  The Wise Quacking Duck BCDB Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2/5 stars from 10 users.)

The Wise Quacking Duck 10 out of 5 stars

Frenzied Daffy one of Clampett's Best

Reviewed by: carspiv, July 14, 2002

Robert Clampett lets the sick humor loose in a frenetic avalanche of gags and sound effects.

Friz Freleng (I read this somewhere) said Clampett used to overdo things.....and, this is a BAD thing in a cartoon??

"Aw, buck up, B-B eyes. Here, have a swigga swampwater" is one of the best lines Daffy has ever delivered. He also administers a brutal beating to Mr. Meek.

Check out the sound effects and Daffy's antics after Mr. Meek has swung his hatchet into a pile of hay that Daffy is hiding behind.

Also, try counting all the sound effects in this one!! Whadda hoot!!
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Falling Hare Unknown Tag: 'pic_title'
1943 8-13 229
Leon Schlesinger Studios
 featuring Bugs Bunny, Gremlin

Falling Hare On Video!  Falling Hare BCDB Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7/5 stars from 23 users.)

Falling Hare 6 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: carspiv, April 10, 2002

"Falling Hare" and "The Old Gray Hare" are the best Bugs Bunny cartoons ever made. Period. Robert Clampett, while he did not make a hero of Bugs Bunny as Chuck Jones did (as a matter of fact, Bugs came out on the short end of the stick in "Tortoise Wins by a Hare" and gets manhandled in "Falling Hare"), created the 2 best cartoons with Bugs. "Falling Hare" is superb;the pace starts slowly and gradually picks up steam. Watch the animation as Bugs rolls his eyes while saying "oh, bruddah" while reading about Gremlins. The music is frantic and varied. "The Old Gray Hare" has some of the funniest put-downs of Elmer Fudd ever committed to film (What's up, pruneface? So long, Methuselah!) as well as brutal sick humor (Rest in Pieces, a bottle of carrot juice smashed on baby Elmer's head)and an irresistable premise & story. For my money, cartoon for cartoon, Robert Clampett from 1942-1946 was the finest cartoon director. EVER! Sorry, Chuck
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