A Feather in His Hare
|A Feather in His Hare|
|Looney Tunes (Bugs Bunny) series|
|Directed by||Chuck Jones|
|Produced by||Edward Selzer|
|Story by||Michael Maltese
|Voices by||Mel Blanc
Michael Maltese (uncredited)
|Music by||Carl Stalling|
|Animation by||Ken Harris
|Layouts by||Robert Gribbroek|
|Backgrounds by||Peter Alvarado|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Release date(s)||February 7, 1948|
|Running time||7 min (one reel)|
This was the first Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Chuck Jones that features the modern design of Bugs instead of the version Jones used from Super-Rabbit to Hair-Raising Hare, which was a shorter and slightly differed version of the character.
The plot is a twist on the usual Elmer-chasing-Bugs cartoon, with the bunny's pursuer this time being a dopey American Indian. The Indian's body shape, along with the glasses he wears, suggest that he is meant to be a parody of Ed Wynn, although the voice does not match.
Most of the episode is spent with Bugs getting vengeance by "thinking up some more deviltry for that Apache." At the climactic moment, Bugs, looking at the camera, says "Imagine this guy! Just who does he think he is to be chasin' me?", the Indian answers, holding Bugs at arrow-point, "Me? Me last Mohican!". "Last of the Mohicans, eh?", Bugs says, "Well, look, Geronimo, cast your eyes skywards." Looking up, he sees several storks carrying infant versions of the goofy Indian, and passes out.
Bugs, laughing hysterically, happens to cast his own eyes skyward, and sees hundreds of storks carrying infant bunnies, who shout, in unison, "Eh, what's up, Pop?" Bugs then passes out, falling on top of the unconscious Indian. Iris-out.
This cartoon was one of 12 pulled from Cartoon Network's annual June Bugs marathon in 2001 by order of AOL Time Warner due to ethnic stereotyping. It used to be regularly shown on Cartoon Network's Looney Tunes compilation shows (specifically Bugs and Daffy and The Acme Hour) and was shown on other Turner-owned networks (TBS and TNT) in the days before Cartoon Network became a channel, but has now fallen out of favor due to the American Indian character being deemed a stereotype.
- "The Straight Dope: Did Bugs Bunny appear in a racist cartoon during World War II?". The Straight Dope. February 5, 2002. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
- A Feather in His Hare at the Internet Movie Database
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