(PCM) Looking quite good for his age, lovable cartoon rabbit Bug Bunny turned 75 years old this week. Bugs Bunny made his first on-screen appearance in the 1940 Merry Melodies cartoon aptly titled “A Wild Hare” opposite, who else, but Elmer Fudd of course!
The short 8-minute cartoon also marks the first time that Bugs Bunny locked lips with an adversary, faked his own death, and uttered the classic catch phrase ‘What’s up, doc?’. “A Wild Hare” received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Short, but ended up losing out to “The Milky Way”.
You can watch a full version of the classic cartoon below:
Merrie Melodies – A Wild Hare (1940)by Cartoonzof2006