The Grey Hounded Hare

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The Grey Hounded Hare is a 1949 Looney Tunes short film made by Warner Bros. Pictures and starring the voice talent of Mel Blanc. It was directed by Robert McKimson, and animated by John Carey, Phil DeLara, Manny Gould and Charles McKimson, with music scored by Carl Stalling. The title refers to the greyhounds of the plot as well as "hounded" meaning pestered or pursued relentlessly. Along with Tugboat Granny and Guided Muscle, The Grey Hounded Hare was featured on the final episode of The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show, which aired on ABC on September 2, 2000. It was also the last Bugs Bunny cartoon to air on broadcast network television.

This cartoon was featured in Bugs Bunny's Cupid Capers.

Bugs Bunny

  • [After Bugs stopped the dogs, he sees the mechanical rabbit and tries to kiss it, but, he gets electrocuted, before it goes back in the box] Baby! This looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship! [goes to kiss the mechanical rabbit, but, gets electrocuted once again]


Announcer: There goes the buzzer and there goes the rabbit!
Bugs: Rabbit?! [sees the mechanical rabbit] Wow! [wolf whistles] What a hunk of feminine pulchritoodee! [his heart thumps]
Announcer: The dogs are doing wild and there they go! [the dogs start chasing the female rabbit]
Bugs: [realizes this] What?! Dogs chasing that cute little bunny? They can't do this! Chivalry is not dead! I'll save you, sweetheart! [goes to save the mechanical rabbit]


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