Which Is Witch

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Which Is Witch
Which is Witch Lobby Card.PNG
Lobby card.
Directed byI. Freleng[1]
Produced byEdward Selzer (uncredited)
I. Freleng[2]
Story byTedd Pierce[3]
StarringMel Blanc[4]
Music byCarl W. Stalling[4]
Animation byArthur Davis
Gerry Chiniquy
Ken Champin
Virgil Ross
A.C. Gamer
(effects animation)[4]
Layouts byHawley Pratt[4]
Backgrounds byPaul Julian[4]
Color processTechnicolor
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation[4]
Release date
December 3, 1949 (USA)[2]
Running time
7 minutes[4]
LanguageEnglish

Which Is Witch is a 1948 Looney Tunes cartoon released by Warner Bros. in 1949, directed by Friz Freleng and written by Tedd Pierce.

Plot[edit]

Bugs Bunny is exploring Dark Africa. A short witch doctor ("Dr. I.C. Spots") wants to use him as a key ingredient in a prescription. Initially believing he is enjoying a hot bath, Bugs notices that he's being cooked and escapes, while Dr. Spots chases him. Bugs disguises himself as a Zulu native woman but this ploy fails. In the river, he finds and swims to a ferry boat. As Dr. Spots follows a crocodile eats him. Although the witch doctor is his enemy, Bugs wrestles the croc, finally emerging from the water with a crocodile skin handbag (Bugs having implicitly killed the animal and converted it to this form), from which Spots emerges, clad in crocodile skin attire.

Sources[edit]

  • Cohen, Karl F. (2004), "Racism and Resistance:Stereotypes in Animation", Forbidden Animation: Censored Cartoons and Blacklisted Animators in America, McFarland & Company, ISBN 978-0786420322

References[edit]

Preceded by
Frigid Hare
List of Bugs Bunny cartoons
1949
Succeeded by
Rabbit Hood