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Hyde and Hare (1955)

Bugs becomes the pet of the friendly Doctor Jekyll but soon finds out about his frightening alter ego.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Dr. Jekyll (voice)
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Storyline

Bugs Bunny comes to a city park to be daily fed carrots by a meek, little man. Bugs proposes that the man adopt him as a pet. The man accepts and takes Bugs home, where he states he is a doctor - and the name on his shingle is Dr. Jekyll. Unbeknownst to Bugs, Jekyll gives into the temptation to drink his potion that changes him into Mr. Hyde. Bugs keeps fleeing Hyde and running to the re-transformed Jekyll for help, but behind Bugs' back, Jekyll involuntarily changes back into Hyde. Bugs helps himself to some of Jekyll's potion before leaving to return to the park, where he changes into a shaggy, green rabbit that scares everyone away. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conejo adoptivo See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The title refers to the childhood game of hide and seek, where children conceal themselves and try to get back to home-base. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning and end of the short, the glasses of the woman sitting on the bench to the left of the screen disappear in one of the animation frames (three times in all). See more »

Quotes

[Last lines]
Bugs Bunny: Now, what's eating them? Huh! You'd think they never saw a rabbit before.
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Connections

Spoofs Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1912) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz Op. 64 No. 1 in D flat major (Minute Waltz)
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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The Joke's On Both Guys
2 May 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

"It's shameful; but it's a living," shrugs Bugs before he goes into his "timid little rabbit routine" so he can get his daily carrot from his "benefactor" at the park. Bugs plays it to the hilt, jumping into the man's arms and suggesting he adopt him as his pet and could feed him in bed every time. The quiet, unassuming little man is thrilled and carries Bugs to his home. The shock is that the man is "Dr. Jekyll!" It turns out both Bugs and "the doc" are not what they seem! This, then, was a two-joke cartoon the first part on the nice old man, the second on Bugs.

I enjoyed the funny bits with Bugs imitating Liberace and then Dr. Jekyll's quick transformations back and forth to Mr. Hyde. That was not overdone, only went for a couple of minutes and was entertaining.

The ending was the only weak part, too predictable and not funny. I still liked this cartoon, which was included in the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 2 DVD.


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