Bugs Bunny is an Academy Award-winning animated rabbit who starred in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series created by Warner Bros. He made the phrase "What's up, Doc?" popular as early as 1940. Other things he says are "I knew I shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque", "Of course you realize, this means war", and "Ain't I a stinker?". He is often seen as a very studious character, with a carrot in his mouth. His counterpart is commonly Daffy Duck, with whom he is usually arguing. In other movies, he comes up against Wile E. Coyote or Yosemite Sam. Bugs speaks with a Brooklyn accent (and usually a mouthful of carrots), causing him to drop his "Rs". Bugs is somewhat based on the comedian Groucho Marx. Bugs is one of a dozen cartoon characters to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; he was the second after Mickey Mouse. Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse got into a fight, but it stopped when Mickey had to restrain Donald Duck and Bugs had to restrain Daffy Duck.
Further reading[change | change source]
- Adamson, Joe (1991). Bugs Bunny: Fifty Years and Only One Grey Hare. Owl Books. ISBN 978-0-8050-1855-4.
- Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Holt Paperbacks. ISBN 978-0-8050-0894-4.
- Chuck Amuck : The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist by Chuck Jones, published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, ISBN 978-0-374-12348-2
- Blanc, Mel; Bashe, Philip (1989). That's Not All Folks. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 978-0-446-39089-7.
- Maltin, Leonard (1987). Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons. Plume. ISBN 0-613-64753-X.
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