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Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All Over (1980)

TV special which features three new shorts ("Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bunny", "Spaced Out Bunny" and "Soup or Sonic"), tied together by Bugs, who's overjoyed that it's springtime again.

Directors:

Chuck Jones, Phil Monroe (co-director)

Writer:

Chuck Jones
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Elmer Fudd / Grouchy Butterfly / Marvin the Martian / Hugo the Abominable Snowman (voice)
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Storyline

Bugs Bunny explains the joy of springtime in three parts: First, as a young Bugs and Elmer Fudd do the joys of the hunter and the hunted. Second, Bugs displays a little too much affection and winds up on Mars as the pet of Hugo the Abominable Snowman. And thirdly, more misadventures of Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. Written by lentzj1@tds.net

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Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Bugs Bunny: In the spring, a young rabbit's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of mischief.
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Connections

Features Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bunny (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Wintermärchen
(uncredited)
Music by Alphons Czibulka
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Far from a bust but not something to be bowled over by
2 July 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Love animation, it was a big part of my life as a child, particularly Disney, Looney Tunes, Hanna and Barbera and Tom and Jerry, and still love it whether it's film, television or cartoons. Actually appreciate it even more now through young adult eyes, thanks to broader knowledge and taste and more interest in animation styles and various studios and directors.

Chuck Jones deserved, and still deserves, to be considered one of the best, most legendary and most influential animation directors/animators. While not quite as distinctive in directing style as other directors from the same era, in his prime era he was responsible for some of the best cartoons ever made. Bugs Bunny is one of my favourite characters in animation and ever, the other characters are nearly as strong, and Mel Blanc was one of the greatest voice actors ever.

'Bugs Bunny's Bustin Out All Over' comprises of three cartoons as said, 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bunny', 'Spaced Out' and 'Soup or Sonic' and while worthwhile, with 'Soup or Sonic' being by far the best of the three, it's not an easy one to review or sum up.

Certainly there are good things in all three cartoons. The animation has brightness and colour with some inventive moments, particularly 'Spaced Out Bunny', if not always refinement with some of the drawing scrappy particularly at the beginning of 'Soup or Sonic'. The music is lively enough and doesn't sound too cheap.

There are amusing moments, especially in 'Soup or Sonic', with moments of nice dialogue and gags that do evoke the classic Looney Tunes era. The characters mostly are served well, especially Bugs and Wile E Coyote. Mel Blanc does a wonderful job with the voice characterisations as always, bringing individual varied personalities to multiple characters and them different and distinct from one another. Only disappointing with Elmer, mainly because it just isn't the same without Arthur Q. Bryan voicing him.

Admittedly though, none of the stories are much new, all three are very familiar territory, and the material in 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bunny' lacks freshness, is too heavy on the talk and not particularly funny generally. Predictability and over-familiarity are relatively high.

Bugs and Elmer's (who is on the bland side) chemistry doesn't sparkle anywhere near as much as ought. 'Spaced Out Bunny' starts off pretty badly and makes one unsure of whether to continue, luckily it does get better.

Overall, worthwhile and an interesting curiosity but a long way from brilliant. 5.5-6/10 Bethany Cox


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