Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt

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Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt is a 1941 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Friz Freleng. This film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Short Subject (cartoons). The short makes several direct references to The Song of Hiawatha, an epic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Directed by I. Freleng. Produced by Leon Schlesinger. Story by Michael Maltese.


  • I'm gonna catch me a rabbit, and I'm a-gonna put him in this pot. This pot right here. Yeah-uh-yeah! Yeah-uh-yeah! That's JUST what I'm gonna do!


Bugs Bunny: Hey, what's cooking, chief? Mmm, something smells good. What's for dinner?
Hiawatha: Rabbit stew.
Bugs Bunny: Rabbit? Mmm-mmm. Boy, I sure do love rabbit... RABBIT?! [jumps out of the cauldron]

Voice cast[edit]

  • Mel Blanc as Bugs Bunny and Hiawatha. (uncredited)

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