Half-Fare Hare

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Half-Fare Hare
Merrie Melodies (Bugs Bunny) series
Directed by Robert McKimson
Story by Tedd Pierce
Voices by Mel Blanc
Daws Butler (uncredited)
Music by Carl Stalling
Animation by George Grandpre
Russ Dyson
Keith Darling
Ted Bonnicksen
Layouts by Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds by Richard H. Thomas
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date(s) August 18, 1956
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6:37
Language English
Preceded by Barbary Coast Bunny
Followed by A Star Is Bored

Half-Fare Hare is a 1956 animated Merrie Melodies cartoon featuring Bugs Bunny.

Plot[edit]

Bugs Bunny boards the Chattanooga Choo Choo and finds two hobos who look and act like Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton, from "The Honeymooners" TV show, who want to eat Bugs after being hungry for days.

Censorship[edit]

  • The CBS version of this cartoon cuts two scenes:
    • The scene where Norton hangs Bugs by his scarf on the wall of the boxcar (though the part where Norton offers to hang the scarf for Bugs was left in).
    • The part after Ralph climbs out of the cauldron, looking like a boiled lobster, where Ralph shoves Norton's nose into the hot water.
  • The ABC version also airs with these cuts, except the part where Norton offers to hang Bugs' scarf (which leads to Bugs being hung by his neck on the boxcar wall) was also cut.
Preceded by
Barbary Coast Bunny
Bugs Bunny Cartoons
1956
Succeeded by
A Star is Bored