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What's Cookin' Doc? (1944) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series What's Cookin' Doc?

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  • Leon Schlesinger Studios
  • Animated Characters: Bugs Bunny, Hiawatha, Audience Member, Oscar.
  • Originally Released in 1944.
  • Production Number: 22-12.
    MPAA: 9003
  • Running Time: 8:11 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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Contains some live-action footage, mainly from 1937's "A Star Is Born." Also contains a few shots from 1941's "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt," identified here as "Little Hiawatha."

Bugs (at least, his director, Friz Freleng) finally won an Oscar- for real- in 1958 for "Knighty Knight Bugs."

Due to pressure from Warner Bros., this cartoon was one of 12 pulled at the last moment from rotation by the Cartoon Network for its 2001 "June Bugs" marathon, originally planned as the first broadcast of the complete chronology of Bugs Bunny cartoons. The reason given was that it included footage from "Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt," a cartoon Warner Bros. felt contained an offensive depiction of the Native American character Hiawatha.

This is the cartoon with the legendary "gay Bugs"! After appearing in drag as a fruit-salad-hatted Carmen Miranda, Bugs wins a gold "Booby Prize Oscar" (which resembles him greatly). Bugs hugs the Oscar and says, "I'll even take you to bed wit' me every night." The award comes to life, saying (in a deep bass voice) "Do you mean it?", gives Bugs a great big kiss... and puts his hands on his hips in a stereotypical gay pose.

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

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I think it's ridiculous that this great cartoon is banned simply because it contains a clip of Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt. It's as though those censor-monkeys don't know what they're...  (read more)

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has been shown recently on boomerang uncut glad they have started to show it maybe some of the others will follow that have been banned

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I can't believe no one has reviewed this one! I enjoy this one a lot! One knows that Bugs isn't real, but the effect makes one believe that he exists somewhere in the universe. Live action & annimation are very...  (read more)

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