The Bugs Bunny Mystery Special
|The Bugs Bunny Mystery Special|
|Directed by||Gerry Chiniquy
|Starring||Mel Blanc (voices)|
|Theme music composer||Harper MacKay|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||24 min.|
|Original release||October 26, 1980|
The Bugs Bunny Mystery Special is an animated television special that was broadcast on CBS October 26, 1980. Presented as an Alfred Hitchcock-style whodunit, the plot is modeled after those of North by Northwest and The Fugitive. Like most Looney Tunes specials of the time, this program consists of clips from classic cartoons with some new original animation holding them together.
A criminal known as the Tall, Dark Stranger robs a bank, and Inspector Elmer Fudd mistakenly arrests Bugs Bunny for the crime. Escaping from jail, Bugs sets out to prove his innocence while evading Elmer, who is searching for him, after his escape.
After some chases and a side story involving Sylvester and Tweety, Bugs ends up dangling from the beak of a Mount Rushmore-sized sculpture of Foghorn Leghorn; he’s rescued by the Tall, Dark Stranger, who turns out to be Porky Pig (he was trying to keep the story going). Porky concludes the special from inside his jail cell.
- Mel Blanc as Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, Tweety, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, Porky Pig and Taxi Radio Announcer.
- Bugs and Thugs
- Baby Buggy Bunny
- Big House Bunny
- Operation: Rabbit
- Compressed Hare
- All a Bir-r-r-rd
- Catty Cornered
- Hare Lift
- The Bugs Bunny Mystery Special at AllMovie
- The Bugs Bunny Mystery Special at The Big Cartoon DataBase
- The Bugs Bunny Mystery Special at the Internet Movie Database
- "The Bugs Bunny Mystery Special" at TV.com
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