Tortoise Beats Hare

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Tortoise Beats Hare
Merrie Melodies (Bugs Bunny) series
Bugs Bunny, disgusted after reading the title of the cartoon
Directed by Tex Avery
Produced by Leon Schlesinger
Story by Dave Monahan
Voices by Mel Blanc (uncredited)
Music by Carl Stalling
Animation by Charles McKimson
Robert McKimson
Rod Scribner (uncredited)
Virgil Ross (uncredited)
Sid Sutherland (uncredited)
Layouts by Tex Avery (uncredited)
Backgrounds by John Didrik Johnsen (uncredited)
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) March 15, 1941
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7:55
Language English

Tortoise Beats Hare is a 1941 Merrie Melodies animated short directed by Tex Avery. The short stars Bugs Bunny and, in his first appearance, Cecil Turtle.


Bugs Bunny bets Cecil Turtle ten dollars that he can beat him in a race. Cecil accepts and calls in his cousin Chester and eight others, all of whom look and sound like Cecil, and arranges for them to double as him at significant points along the track while he himself crosses the finishing line ahead of Bugs and claims the money.

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DVD - Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2, Disc One

Blu-ray/DVD - Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 2, Disc Two

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Preceded by
Elmer's Pet Rabbit
Bugs Bunny Cartoons
Succeeded by
Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt