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>Leon Schlesinger Studios
  • Leon Schlesinger Studios
  • Animated Characters: Bugs Bunny, Hiawatha.
  • Awards: Academy Award Nominee, Best Short Subject (Cartoon), 1942.
  • Originally Released in 1941.
  • Production Number: 9953.
    MPAA: 6745
  • Running Time: 7:45 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.


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Production Notes:


A parody of Disney's "Little Hiawatha;" in fact, the character design is a parody of Disney animator Ward Kimball. Portion reused in 1944's "What's Cookin' Doc?."

The first Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Isadore "Friz" Freleng.

Due to pressure from Warner Bros., this cartoon was one of 12 pulled 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 its purportedly offensive depiction of the Native American character Hiawatha.

In September of 1943, beginning with A Feud There Was, Warner Bros. began re-releasing select color cartoons in their Blue Ribbon program. Typically the Blue Ribbon reissues received new opening sequences with Blue Ribbon title cards and standardized music. Cartoon production credits were also removed. Between ten and fifteen cartoons were released in any given year, with cartoons coming from as far back as 1935. The reissues continued until the close of the studio in the 1960's.

All Blue Ribbon cartoons were released as "Merrie Melodie" cartoons regardless of the original series. The first "Looney Tunes" short to be included in the Blue Ribbon series was The Hep Cat, which was added in 1949. The only current prints of many of these cartoons are the Blue Ribbon releases, although restoration of these cartoons with original elements and titles is always ongoing.

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.


Release Dates:


  • Jun 7, 1941- Original Release
  • Feb 12, 1944- Blue Ribbon Reissue


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