Bugs' Bonnets - 1956
Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd
Directed by Chuck Jones - Story by Tedd Pierce - Animation by Ben Washam, Abe Levitow, Richard Thompson, and Ken Harris - Layouts by Robert Gribbroek - Backgrounds by Richard H. Thomas - Voice Characterization by Mel Blanc - Musical Direction by Milt Franklyn
This UPA-style cartoon purports to be an examination of the psychological effects on Bugs' and Elmer's behavior during a constant switching of headgear.
Bugs becomes a gangster, telling Elmer (as himself) that he's gonna "rub yas out, see?" Elmer then becomes a police officer, who Bugs the gangster tries to bribe. As Elmer takes the money from his hand, saying, "How dare you try to bribe me?", Bugs suddenly becomes a judge, and Elmer finds it difficult to explain himself. "I'm a family man, Monahan," says Bugs, "so I'm only going to sentence you to thirty years. At hard labor."
Courtesy "Bugs Bunny: Fifty Years and Only One Grey Hare" by Joe Adamson, New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1990
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