Elmer's Candid Camera

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Elmer's Candid Camera
Lobby card
Directed byCharles Jones
Produced byLeon Schlesinger
Story byRich Hogan
StarringMel Blanc
Arthur Q. Bryan (both uncredited)
Music byCarl W. Stalling
Animation byBob McKimson
Ken Harris
Phil Monroe
Robert Cannon (all uncredited except McKimson)
Layouts byJohn McGrew (unc.)
Backgrounds byPaul Julian (unc.)
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date
  • March 2, 1940 (1940-03-02)
Running time

Elmer's Candid Camera is a 1940 Merrie Melodies cartoon short directed by Chuck Jones, and first released on March 2, 1940, by Warner Bros. It marks the first appearance of a redesigned Elmer Fudd (voiced by Arthur Q. Bryan), and the fourth appearance of the prototype rabbit that would later evolve into Bugs Bunny (voiced by Mel Blanc).


The title card of Elmer's Candid Camera.

Elmer is reading a book on how to photograph wildlife. He walks and whistles at the same time when holding the camera. He finds a rabbit and wants to take a picture of him. As he tries to photograph the Rabbit, he finds himself a convenient victim to harass. Elmer points to where the rabbit was sleeping and tells him that he wants to take a picture of him. This tormenting eventually drives Elmer insane, causing him to jump into a lake and nearly drown. The rabbit saves him, ensures that Elmer is perfectly all right - and promptly kicks him straight back into the lake. Then, the rabbit throws Elmer's "How To Photograph Wildlife" book on his head, thus ending the cartoon as the screen irises-out.



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Preceded by
Hare-um Scare-um
Bugs Bunny prototype Cartoons
Succeeded by