The Essential Bugs Bunny

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The Essential Bugs Bunny
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Directed by Chuck Jones
Tex Avery
Bob Clampett
Friz Freleng
James Davis
Hal Geer
Greg Ford
Terry Lennon
Douglas McCarthy
Peter Shin
Bill Kopp
Phil Monroe
Starring Bugs Bunny
Mel Blanc (voice)
Distributed by Warner Home Video
Release dates
November 4, 2010 (United States)
Running time
235 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Essential Bugs Bunny is a DVD set featuring cartoons focusing on Bugs Bunny. It was released on November 4, 2010.[1]


The contents are split over two discs. The first disc features 12 Bugs Bunny theatrical shorts which have all previously been released on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection sets, except for the restored version of A Wild Hare (which instead was previously released on the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection). Previous Golden Collections have had it unrestored as part of specials/documentaries in the bonus features. The second disc features TV specials, more recent shorts, a movie excerpt and a featurette.

Disc 1[edit]

# Title Co-Stars Release Date Director Series
1 Elmer's Candid Camera Elmer March 2, 1940 (1940-03-02) Chuck Jones MM
2 A Wild Hare Elmer July 27, 1940 (1940-07-27) Tex Avery MM
3 The Old Grey Hare Elmer October 28, 1944 (1944-10-28) Bob Clampett MM
4 Baseball Bugs February 2, 1946 (1946-02-02) Friz Freleng LT
5 Hair-Raising Hare Gossamer May 25, 1946 (1946-05-25) Chuck Jones MM
6 Haredevil Hare Marvin, K-9 July 24, 1948 (1948-07-24) Chuck Jones LT
7 8 Ball Bunny Playboy Penguin July 8, 1950 (1950-07-08) Chuck Jones LT
8 Rabbit of Seville Elmer December 16, 1950 (1950-12-16) Chuck Jones LT
9 Rabbit Fire Daffy, Elmer May 19, 1951 (1951-05-19) Chuck Jones LT
10 Show Biz Bugs Daffy November 2, 1957 (1957-11-02) Friz Freleng LT
11 Knighty Knight Bugs Sam August 23, 1958 (1958-08-23) Friz Freleng LT
12 What's Opera Doc? Elmer July 6, 1957 (1957-07-06) Chuck Jones MM

Disc 2[edit]

Title Release Date Director Type Previous DVD release
My Dream Is Yours April 16, 1949 (1949-04-16) Friz Freleng excerpt from the movie Golden Collection Volume 1
How Bugs Bunny Won the West 1978 James Davis/Hal Geer TV special N/A
Bugs Bunny's Wild World of Sports 1989 Greg Ford/Terry Lennon TV special N/A
Carrotblanca August 25, 1995 (1995-08-25) Douglas McCarthy short Casablanca Two-Disc Special Edition
Hare and Loathing in Las Vegas 2004 Peter Shin/Bill Kopp short Australian edition of Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Ain't He a Stinker? 2010 documentary featurette N/A
Bugs and Daffy's Carnival of the Animals November 22, 1976 (1976-11-22) Chuck Jones TV special Golden Collection Volume 5
Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers December 31, 1992 (1992-12-31) Greg Ford/Terry Lennon short Space Jam Two-Disc Special Edition (was edited, is uncut here)
Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All Over May 21, 1980 (1980-05-21) Chuck Jones/Phil Monroe TV special Golden Collection Volume 5