The famous rabbit officially debuted on July 27, 1940. This year marks the 75th anniversary of Bugs Bunny
One of most favorite cartoon characters, Bugs Bunny is celebrating its 75th anniversary today.
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Bugs Bunny was first sketched in April 1939 but the cartoon made its first official onscreen appearance on July 27, 1940 with a short animated film “A Wild Hare” produced by Warner Bros.
Bugs Bunny’s catch phrase “What’s up, Doc and the way he constantly chews carrots are the most distinguishable features of the characters. The cartoon is originally created by Tex Avery but it was brought into life by Chuck Jones who is known for animating many classic cartoon characters including Daffy Duck, Road Runner and Porky Pig.
Bugs Bunny is clever, witty and laid-back. Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam are the archenemies of Bugs Bunny. The rabbit is frequently chased by these two characters but somehow he manages to dodge them every time.
The character appeared in short films of both Loony Tunes and Merrie Melodies and it received multiple Oscar nominations as well. 1958 “Knightly Knight Bugs” was the only Bugs Bunny featuring cartoon that won Oscar award in Best Animated Short Film category.
Besides appearing in animated series of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, Bugs Bunny was also featured in TV series, documentaries and live-action animated films. The character was also a part of 1996 comedy film “Space Jam”, featuring legendry basketball player Michael Jordan and many Looney Tunes characters.
Bugs Bunny was one of the only two cartoon characters (besides Mickey Mouse) to get a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. He received the honor on December 1985. In 1999, United States Postal Service issued stamps with Bus Bunny pictured on them and holding a carrot in his hand.
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