Friday, February 8, 2008

"Hare-Um Scare-Um" (1939)

Here's my commentary on a pre-"Wild Hare" Bugs Bunny cartoon.

3 comments:

Brandon said...

I used the Wayback Machine and found what I think is the origin of the "heads rolling in the sunset" myth for this cartoon. Originally posted on Jon Cooke's Censored cartoons page from back in the late 90s.

Hare-Um Scare-Um (1939/Hardaway/Dalton):
I have a feeling the ending of this cartoon may be cut; when Elmer Fudd(?) tells "Bugs Bunny" that he can whip him and his whole family, a bunch of lookalike rabbits suddenly appear and start waving their fists at him. The picture then fades to black rather abruptly; so I feel something is deleted.
Thanks to: cvision@mindspring.com

John Lund (jlund@crocker.com) continues:
This is what I was told was missing at the end: All of the rabbits attack the hunter (not Elmer Fudd, but a one-shot hunter) and his dog. The smoke clears and we see two heads -- the hunter's and the dog's -- rolling off down the same roadway into the sunset as the iris brings the toon to a close.

Scott Miller (Bugs72740@aol.com) continues:
I don't know about "heads rolling into the sunset," but in the version I've seen, the rabbits just start beating the heck out of the hunter and his dog, then iris out. If there's a longer version (and there could be), I haven't seen it.

Pietro A. Shakarian (pietroa@juno.com) continues:
I know that there were no rolling heads in the cartoon "Hare-um Scare-um"! But on the videotape "Cartoon Collection Vol. 7: Tokyo Jokio" and the Cartoon Network matathon (June Bugs) it ends when the hunter (or maybe Elmer) faces the rabbit's family in which they put up there dukes and it irises out. But the uncut verson which exists on the laser disc "The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Vol. 2" the rabbits beat the living heck out of the hunter and that's where the REAL iris ends!

Charlie said...

Is the song "Woo Woo" an early version of Daffy's song in "Boobs in the Woods"?

yokota said...

happy-late valentine ;-)

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