Bugs Bunny has become one of the most popular
and most loved cartoon characters of all time.
Along with the rest of his Looney Tunes pals, they
have entertained countless numbers of children
and adults and will continue to do so for many more
Bugs Bunny is a shrewd, to the point, sharp witted and
outspoken, wrascaly wabbit. Besides being hilariously funny
and entertaining, Bugs Bunny is often the hero rescuing
helpless victims and often is the victim himself of
plots by his fellow Looney Tune friends, especially
Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck and Yosemite Sam.
But through it all Bugs refuses to become flustered,
gnawing on his signature carrot, and uttering his most
famous line, "What's up, Doc?".
Early versions of Bugs Bunny appeared in 1938 in the
cartoon Porkys Hare Hunt, then in 1939, in Prest O Chang O,
and in Hare Um Scare Um, and Elmer's Candid Camera (1940).
In 1940 Bugs Bunny became the familiar character we
now know appearing in the cartoon, A Wild Hare.
By 1942 bugs Bunny had become the star of the Merrie
In the fall of 1960, Warner Brothers introduced
The Bugs Bunny Show, a television program which had many
of the early Bugs Bunny cartoons, only now with newly
animated wraparounds. The show was originally aired in
prime-time, and after two seasons it was moved to reruns
on Saturday mornings. The Bugs Bunny Show changed formats
frequently, but it remained on network television for
Classic Bugs Bunny cartoons include:
Hare Tonic (1945)
The Big Snooze (1946)
Hair-Raising Hare (1946)
Buccaneer Bunny (1948)
Mississippi Hare (1949)
Mutiny on the Bunny (1950)
What's Up, Doc? (1950)
The Rabbit of Seville (1950)
What's Opera, Doc? (1957
Knighty-Knight Bugs (1958)
When Warner Brothers discontinued its production of cartoon shorts
for theatres in 1963, Bugs Bunny continued to appear in
television commercials and feature-length compilations
of classic shorts such as The Looney Looney Looney
Bugs Bunny Movie (1981) and 1,001 Rabbit Tales (1982). He
reappeared in the feature films Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
and Space Jam (1996).
In 2002, TV Guide compiled a list of the 50 greatest cartoon
characters of all time as part of the magazine's 50th
anniversary. Bugs Bunny was given the honor of number 1.
Bugs Bunny Cartoons
Famous Sayings by Bugs Bunny
List of Fictional Rabbits