Monday, 27 July 2020

merrie melodies

Under the supervision of Tex Avery (though credited as ‘Fred,’ see previously here and here), the animated short A Wild Hare was released and shown in cinemas in the United States on this day in 1940. The cartoon features hunter Elmer Fudd and admonishing theatre audiences with his signature line and features the first official appearance of his nemesis Bugs Bunny—also employing the catch-phrase “What’s up, Doc?”