Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween Special

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Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween Special
Story byCliff Roberts
John Dunn
Warren Foster
Michael Maltese
Tedd Pierce
Directed byDavid Detiege
Friz Freleng
Chuck Jones
Abe Levitow
Robert McKimson
Maurice Noble
Voices ofMel Blanc
June Foray
Composer(s)Milt Franklyn
William Lava
Harper MacKay
Carl Stalling
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Hal Geer
Editor(s)Jim Champin
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Warner Bros. Animation
DistributorWarner Bros. Television
Original networkCBS
Original releaseOctober 26, 1977

Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween Special is a Looney Tunes Halloween television special which premiered on CBS October 26, 1977.[1]



Featured cartoons[edit]

  • A-Haunting We Will Go (1966) (Daffy Duck's nephew encounters Witch Hazel while trick or treating. Daffy does not believe his nephew and starts heading to the witch's house to prove him wrong).
  • Broom-Stick Bunny (1956) (Bugs, also trick or treating in the same costume as Daffy's nephew, arrives at Witch Hazel's house. The witch invites him for tea, but when Bugs reveals himself, he begins to leave. Witch Hazel asks him to stay and have the tea, but Bugs instead brags about his doctor's tea, and leaves to prove to the witch that it has "more pizzazz".)
  • Hyde and Hare (1955) (It turns out that the doctor Bugs spoke of is none other than Dr. Jekyll, and Bugs inevitably comes face to face with Mr. Hyde)
  • Hyde and Go Tweet (1960) (While Bugs encounters Dr. Jekyll, Sylvester has a dream about his encounter with a Tweety turned into a Hyde-like monster)
  • Hyde and Hare (part two) (Bugs comes across Dr. Jekyll's Hyde formula, believing it to be the doctor's tea. After wondering whether or not it really does have pizzazz, he drinks some of it ("Neh, why not? It's Halloween.") and returns to Witch Hazel as a monster. The witch mistakes Bugs's new form for another costume, and turns him back to normal, causing Bugs to faint.)
  • A Witch's Tangled Hare (1959) (After attempting to add Bugs to her stew, Witch Hazel chases him all the way to an ancient castle)
  • A Haunting We Will Go (part two) (Witch Hazel makes Speedy Gonzales into her exact double. She dipped cheese in her witch's brew after he asked to borrow a cup of cheese. He is not good at acting like a witch. He stands in for the witch while Daffy tries to prove his nephew wrong. Speedy makes tea that turns Daffy into the strange creature from Duck Amuck. The witch turns Speedy and Daffy back to normal.)
  • Claws for Alarm (1954) and Scaredy Cat (1948) (Bugs meets up with Witch Hazel again at a hotel, telling her that he is unimpressed with her spells. The witch decides to put a spell on Sylvester, who has to spend the night in the hotel with Porky Pig while enduring murderous mice. Eventually, Sylvester can not take it anymore and runs away from the hotel.)
  • Transylvania 6-5000 (1963) (Bugs, impressed with Witch Hazel, gives her the Hyde formula (which he has grown disgusted of) and leaves the hotel. Upon drinking the formula, the witch transforms into a vampire and proceeds to stalk Bugs while he explores her place.)
  • Bewitched Bunny (1954) (Bugs unwittingly restores Witch Hazel back to her natural form, and she declares, "All right, rabbit, you've spelled your final spell. Now it's my turn!" She chases Bugs into a hallway with no escape, but Bugs finds her emergency supply of magic powder and transforms the witch into a female bunny, whom Bugs sees as a love interest ("Sure, I know, but after all, who wants to be alone on Halloween?"). In an epilogue, the two rabbits celebrate Halloween by drinking the stew from Witch Hazel's cauldron, but Bugs comments that it needs salt.)

Home video[edit]

  • The special was released on VHS in 1994, and reissued on DVD in 2010 with the 1946 Bugs Bunny short Hair-Raising Hare as a bonus DVD feature.


  1. ^ Henninger, Paul (October 26, 1977). "Today's Television: Shows to Watch". The Milwaukee Journal. Los Angeles Times Service. p. 6 (Accent).

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