Falling Hare (1943)

Falling Hare (1943)
Article 5605 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 12-21-2018
Directed by Robert Clampett
Featuring the voices of Mel Blanc and Robert Clampett
Country: USA
What it is: Bugs Bunny wartime short

Bugs Bunny finds himself doing battle with a gremlin intent on destroying a military plane.

Here’s one of my favorite of Warner Brothers’ wartime Bugs Bunny cartoons. Outside of the usual cartoon fantastic content, we also get a supernatural character in the form of the destructive gremlin. Bugs is a bit out of his element here in that he’s the tormentee rather than the tormentor; it’s the gremlin that remains cool, calm, collected and in control. The gags come fast and furious, with my favorite being the reason the plane didn’t crash, though that one is followed up by one of those now obscure wartime references that you won’t get unless you know something about the era.

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