Devil May HareDevil May Hare (1954) - Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series by Dave Koch
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- Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.
- Animated Characters: Bugs Bunny, Tasmanian Devil, Tazmania She-Devil, Turtle.
- Originally Released in 1954.
- Production Number: 1304.
- Running Time: 6:56 minutes.
Cartoon Production Information:
Sid Marcus came up with the idea of a Tasmanian Devil as Bugs' new adversary. He actually first pitched the idea in the late 1940s to Art Davis. However, Art's unit was disbanded before he could use the character.
This is also one of Rob Scribner's last films as an animator before he left to do commercials and other things.
The basic premise is established here: the nasty, spitting, spinning Devil scares the bejesus out of everyone but Bugs, who finagles every kind of explosive into the Devil's body under disguise of some forest creature. But none of the Devil's other outings had as superb a wrap-up as the one here [spoiler alert]: Bugs- while muttering to us, "What I got up my sleeve shouldn't happen...", as if even *he* admits how outlandish the scheme is- phones the Devil's hometown newspaper to place a personals ad for a Tasmanian She-Devil. The female arrives in record time, to be married to the Devil by Parson Bugs, who sends them off with the thoughtful comment, "All the woild loves a lover- but in this case, we'll make an exception!"
All of the Bugs/Taz adventures are captured on the Warner Bros. videocassette Taz's Jungle Jams, which only shows their dramatic decline from a very funny debut (though "Bedevilled Rabbit"  has its moments).
Review By: Steve Bailey
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