Happy Birthday Bugs!
Bugs Bunny, that “wascally wabbit” is 75 today.
And isn’t it nice to know that Looney Tunes” Number One star, who entertained us on countless Saturday (or Sunday) mornings, doesn’t act his age either?
Countless, by the way, including various. mornings in our formative and beyond years, in the aftermath of “should have known better/got moving earlier/what were we thinking” OR “Hey, Bugs was on” moments.
Created by the great Warner Brothers cartoon department, Bugs made his “major league” debut on July 27, 1940. “A Wild Hare” was the first film to feature Bugs and Elmer Fudd was hunter and hunted, and the first with Mel Blanc providing Bugs’ voice and the signature line “What’s Up, Doc”. It was nominated, but did not win an Oscar for Best Cartoon Short Subject.
What was up with that, Doc?