Bugs Bunny Turns 75: Watch His Animated Debut in 'A Wild Hare'

Bugs Bunny Turns 75: Watch His Animated Debut in 'A Wild Hare'
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By Andy Swift

You’ve got to hand it to Bugs Bunny — he looks pretty good for 75. (Then again, he has been gray from the very beginning.)

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Monday marks the iconic Looney Tunes wisecracker’s animated debut — opposite Elmer Fudd, no less — in the 1940 Warner Bros. short “The Wild Hare.”

The 7-minute cartoon features so many monumental firsts: the first time Bugs locked lips with an adversary, the first time he faked his own death and, of course, the first time he uttered those immortal words: “What’s up, doc?”

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