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Bugs and Thugs (1954)

When Bugs calls a cab he doesn't know it's the getaway car for a couple of bankrobbers (he does know the capital of Nevada).

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Rocky / Mugsy / Two Policemen (voice)
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Storyline

When Bugs calls a cab he doesn't know it's the getaway car for a couple of bankrobbers (he does know the capital of Nevada).

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bugs y los rufianes See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Alex Lifeson's (Rush) side project "Victor" (1996) contains a track called "Shut Up Shuttin' Up". This references a line from the cartoon. See more »

Goofs

The kitchen door in Rocky's hideout swings outward for most of the cartoon; it swings inward when the police break in. See more »

Quotes

Rocky: Shut up!
Mugsy: What'd I do, boss?
Rocky: I said button yer lip.
Mugsy: Oh, okay, boss.
[Literally buttons up his lip]
Mugsy: [Muffled] How's this, boss?
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Connections

Referenced in Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Spring Song
(uncredited)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
[Plays when Bugs says, "...through winding roads, past the green meadows and down shady lanes."]
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User Reviews

 
A very funny but lesser reworking of 'Racketeer Rabbit'
18 August 2008 | by phantom_tollboothSee all my reviews

Having already kidnapped Daffy Duck and Tweety in previous cartoons, gangsters Rocky and Mugsy get out of their depth when they try and take on Bugs Bunny. Friz Freleng's 'Bugs and Thugs' is an often hilarious cartoon which nevertheless pales in comparison to Freleng's earlier take on a similar scenario, 'Racketeer Rabbit'. 'Bugs and Thugs' climactic routine, which involves Bugs faking a conversation with the law while the gangsters are hidden in an oven, is taken directly from 'Racketeer Rabbit' but performed in a slightly more hurried fashion as if Freleng is already bored with the gag. 'Bugs and Thugs' is still a sufficiently funny and entertaining cartoon but it isn't nearly as handsome or well timed as its predecessor.


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