Hold the Lion, Please
Hold the Lion, Please is a 1942 Merrie Melodies cartoon, first released on June 6, 1942, distributed by the Vitaphone Corporation and Warner Bros. This is the first Bugs Bunny cartoon where the title does not include "hare", "bunny", or "rabbit". This short is Bugs Bunny's tenth appearance and Chuck Jones' 39th Warner Bros. cartoon.
- Bugs Bunny: How do you like that? The guy wants to be the king of the jungle, and he ain't even master in his own home. Ain't that rich? Now me, I wear the pants in my family.
- Mrs. Bugs Bunny: Eh, what's up, doc, dear?
- [Bugs slinks back into his hole]
- Mrs. Bugs Bunny: Eh, who wears the pants in this family?
- [Mrs. Bugs Bunny lifts skirt to reveal a pair of pants]
- Mel Blanc voiced Bugs Bunny, Monkey, Giraffe, Mrs. Bugs Bunny
- Tedd Pierce voiced Leo the Lion
- Tex Avery voiced the Hippo, having recorded his lines before he left the studio