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The Windblown Hare
The Windblown Hare title card
Directed By: Robert McKimson
Produced By: Eddie Selzer
Released: August 27, 1949
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Warren Foster
Animation: Phil DeLara
Charles McKimson
John Carey
Manny Gould
Layouts: Cornett Wood
Backgrounds: Richard H. Thomas
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Bea Benaderet (uncredited)
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: Bugs Bunny
The Three Little Pigs
Big Bad Wolf
Granny
Preceded By: Often an Orphan
Succeeded By: Dough for the Do-Do

The Windblown Hare is a 1949 cartoon starring Bugs Bunny and directed by Robert McKimson.

Plot

Bugs is tricked by the Three Little Pigs into buying their badly made houses, so they can escape from the big bad wolf, and he can go after the rabbit. Bugs ends up forming an alliance with the wolf, in an attempt to get back at the three little pigs.

Synopsis

The picture starts off with the three pigs reading the story of themselves. When they became aware of the big bad wolf coming to blow down their house, they decided to sell their straw & stick houses to a sap-sucker (which would turn out to be Bugs Bunny) and the wolf would go after him.

Next Bugs arrived and saw signs signifying that the straw house is for sale. So he buys it for $10. Then the wolf arrived (while reading the same story the pigs were reading) and (of course) blew the house down. The same events happened at the stick house. Fed up with the wolf blowing his houses down, Bugs decided to get revenge on the wolf by saying "Of course, you know this means war!"

Bugs dressed himself up Little Red Riding Hood and skipped off to grandma's house with a basket of goodies and singing "The Rabbit in Red" (a parody of "The Lady in Red"). He skipped by the wolf who was reading more of the pigs' story and coming to the part where he read that he can't blow the brick house down. Bugs turned the pages to the story of "Little Red Riding Hood", which (of course) the wolf read and then as quickly as he can, the wolf ran to the house, kicked grandma out and put on her nightgown. Bugs arrived and did the "What big _________ you have" routine and mixed it with harassment. The wolf fired back and Bugs fired forth. In the end they took off each others disguises and Bugs elected not to give the wolf a present. The wolf pleaded for Bugs to give him the present, so Bugs did and hit the wolf with a cake and saying "Remember, You Asked for It!". So the chase was on. Bugs hit the wolf with a bat in the dark basement and escaped on a tandem bike, but almost not knowing that the wolf was riding behind him. Eventually, Bugs trapped the wolf on a clothesline. Bugs told the wolf that it served him right for blowing the two houses down which the wolf told Bugs they really belong to the pigs. Realizing that this was a trick, the wolf & Bugs made peace and went to the pigs' brick house so that Bugs would take out his revenge on them for swindling him and putting him into that mess.

When they arrive at the house, they saw the pigs playing Poker. The wolf attempted to blow the brick house down which (of course) he wasn't successful at; but then an explosion occurred and as it turned out, it was Bugs himself who blew it up. The film ends with these last few lines: Wolf: "I DID IT!" Pigs: "HE DID IT!" Bugs: "Eh, we did it."

Censorship

The part where Bugs pokes Big Bad Wolf in the eye while doing the, "My, what big eyes you have!" routine is cut on CBS.

Availability

Trivia

The three little pigs from this cartoon would reappear in The Turn-Tale Wolf, once again as the aggressors, this time picking on another Big Bad Wolf.

External Links

The Windblown Hare at SuperCartoons.net
The Windblown Hare at B99.TV

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1957 Ali Baba BunnyBedevilled RabbitPiker's PeakWhat's Opera, Doc?Bugsy and MugsyShow Biz BugsRabbit Romeo
1958 Hare-less WolfHare-Way To The StarsNow Hare ThisKnightly Knight BugsPre-Hysterical Hare
1959 Baton BunnyHare-Abian NightsApes of WrathBackwoods BunnyWild and Woolly HareBonanza BunnyA Witch's Tangled HarePeople Are Bunny
1960 Horse HarePerson to BunnyRabbit's FeatFrom Hare to HeirLighter Than Hare
1961 The Abominable Snow RabbitCompressed HarePrince Violent
1962 Wet HareBill of HareShishkabugs
1963 Devil's Feud CakeThe Million HareHare-Breadth HurryThe UnmentionablesMad as a Mars HareTransylvania 6-5000
1964 Dumb PatrolDr. Devil and Mr. HareThe Iceman DuckethFalse Hare
1979 Bugs Bunny's Christmas CarolThe Fright Before Christmas
1980 Portrait of the Artist as a Young BunnySpaced Out Bunny
1990 Box Office Bunny
1991 Blooper Bunny
1992 Invasion Of The Bunny Snatchers
1995 Carrotblanca
1996 From Hare To Eternity
2004 Daffy Duck for PresidentHare and Loathing In Las Vegas

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