Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers
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|Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers|
|Looney Tunes (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, Elmer Fudd) series|
|Directed by||Greg Ford
|Produced by||Greg Ford|
|Story by||Greg Ford
Ronnie Scheib (additional story dialogue)
|Voices by||Jeff Bergman, Thurl Ravenscroft|
|Music by||Carl Stalling (archival)
Milt Franklyn (archival)
Virg Dzurinko (additional music)
Nomi Rosen (additional music)
|Animation by||Nancy Beiman
|Layouts by||Owen Fitzgerald
|Backgrounds by||Alan Bodner
|Studio||Warner Bros. Animation|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Release date(s)||1992 (USA)|
|Running time||11 minutes|
Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers is a Bugs Bunny short subject directed by Greg Ford and Terry Lennon and released in 1992. The cartoon was intended for a theatrical release but later debuted on television
In a parody of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the short opens with a voice-over by Bugs explaining that strange carrots have traveled from outer space to Earth. In the first scene, Bugs wakes up in his rabbit hole and remarks that he is late for work. His "work" consists of performing routines with Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, and Daffy Duck. During the routines, there is a strange pile of glowing carrots in the background, but Bugs ignores them.
The next day, Bugs wakes up and returns to work, but Elmer, Yosemite Sam, and Daffy Duck appear as poorly-drawn versions of themselves with strangely friendly attitudes which Bugs finds exasperating. In each of Bugs' routines, they offer him a carrot. After reject two offers, Bugs got tired of having two offers and accepts the Daffy´s carrot, but decides to eat it later. Back home, Bugs can't sleep, so he tries to figure out why Elmer, Sam, and Daffy appear so different, the carrot creates a poorly drawn version of Bugs. The impostor attempts to kill the real Bugs with an axe and Bugs runs off screaming (pausing briefly to add, "You know something, folks? This is the scariest part of the picture").
The typical "That's all Folks!" scene plays, but Bugs interrupts, claiming he must get to the bottom of the mystery. He finds tags on Elmer, Sam, and Daffy indicating that the impostors were made on the planet "Nudnik", and realizes he must get rid of them to get the original characters back. Bugs decides to catch the imposters in a bag that says "pale stereotypes", tie the bag to a firework, and send it into outer space,where it gets swallowed by a black hole. The following morning, Bugs wakes up to find all of his enemies are back to normal.
After the credits (which plays Mysterious Mose), a Monty Python-esque animated impostor Porky Pig (wearing pants) pops out of the Looney Tunes drum. Trying to utter the line "That's all, Folks!", Bugs throws out the impostor (Which presumed that Bugs killed the impostor) and drags in the real Porky Pig, placing him inside the drum. Porky chuckles and then says his line.
Jeff Bergman provideds all the voices in the cartoon, while an uncredited Thurl Ravenscroft voiced the black hole.
The cartoon appears in the Space Jam Two-Disc Special Edition DVD as a special feature. In the Space Jam DVD, the cartoon is edited, as Yosemite Sam originally appeared in the cartoon. He was taken out by Warner Bros. due to "time allotment". Sam can still be heard in the edited version when all of the Looney Tune "pods" are about to be launched into space. The uncut version is found on disc 2 of The Essential Bugs Bunny DVD set.