Case of the Missing Hare (film #13 on 50 Cartoon Classics DVD. Also, film #31 on Disc #1 of 150 Cartoon Classics DVD Megapack (Mill Creek Entertainment, 2005)). [Category: Hollywood]

This is the classic old Warners toon that features Bugs Bunny tormenting a magician who’s full of himself. This has lots of great gags, including one of the first instances of Bugs declaring “Of course, you realize this means war!”, Bugs pulling himself out of a hat, the “Try tempting me with a carrot” sign (which I want for the Film Ephemera Museum of Quirky Devices), and Bugs finishing the magician off by giving him the one kind of cigar that appears in these cartoons, an exploding one. Even though I’ve seen these public domain Warners toons a million times, they still make me laugh.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: ****.

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