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The Hare-Brained Hypnotist (1942)

This time Elmer Fudd goes after Bugs using hypnotism, only the plan backfires.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny (voice) (uncredited)
Arthur Q. Bryan Arthur Q. Bryan ... Elmer Fudd (voice) (uncredited)
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This time Elmer Fudd goes after Bugs using hypnotism, only the plan backfires.

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Merrie Melodies #3 (1942-1943 Season): The Hare-Brained Hypnotist See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Vitaphone production reel #723A. See more »

Goofs

When Elmer is reading the book at the beginning, the strap of his gun switches shoulders between shots. See more »

Quotes

[Last lines]
Bugs Bunny: How's about that, thinking he can hypnotize me? Ha!
[Looks at watch]
Bugs Bunny: Oh, I'm overdue at the airport.
[He takes off and flies like an airplane]
Bugs Bunny: I'm the B-19.
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Connections

Spoofs Dracula (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Pray for You
(uncredited)
Music by Arthur Altman
Played when Bugs asks Elmer if he hurt his feelings
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Nice Short
2 May 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Hare-Brained Hypnotist, The (1942)

*** (out of 4)

Nice short has Elmer Fudd trying to use hypnotism to capture Bugs Bunny but the plan backfires. Elmer does get some sweet justice when Bugs turns him into the rabbit and he finally gets to harass Bugs. This early Bugs Bunny short manages to have some pretty good laughs and I've always enjoyed the animation from this period. There are many good sequences but there's no doubt that the best one is at the end when Elmer thinks he's the rabbit and gets to mess around with Bugs by giving him some of his own medicine. The movie is a minor classic but there were certainly better shorts out there.


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