|Elmer's Candid Camera|
This cartoon is found in restored prints on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 1, Disc 3, #1.
Elmer has come to the country to photograph the landscape. Elmer tries to photograph rabbits. Happy finds him a convenient victim to harass, just for the fun of it, especially after Elmer rejects the rabbit's seemingly friendly nature. This tormenting eventually drives Elmer insane, causing him to jump into a lake and nearly drown. Happy saves him, ensures that Elmer is all right now - and then kicks him straight back into the lake.
Evolution of the characters
- Happy Rabbit is more like Bugs Bunny in this short, except he has apricot-colored gloves and mouth, furrier tail, black nose, black-tipped ears, and a different voice. Happy's voice sounds "rural", and at times sounds rather like Daffy Duck's early voice. The laugh at the end of the cartoon, "Heh-heh-heh-HEH-heh!", is similar to that of another Blanc character, the early version of Woody Woodpecker, which would debut later in the year.
- Elmer's voice is fully developed, and his appearance is similar to that in later cartoons, except for having shiny cheeks and nose. When in a mild-mannered mood, he is very much like the familiar Elmer. When enraged, as shown in the frame here, his appearance is decidedly uncharacteristic, nearly maniacal.
|Happy Rabbit Cartoons|
| Succeeded by|
A Wild Hare