Happy birthday, Bugs Bunny! 73 today

On July 27, 1940, Bugs Bunny burst onto screens across the nation in his first Warner Bros. cartoon, “A Wild Hare.”

Lobby card for "A Wild Hare," Warner Bros, via Wikimedia

Lobby card for “A Wild Hare,” Warner Bros, via Wikimedia

Still wondering who was it said this.  Can you help me pin down the source?

Bugs Bunny is who we hope to be, but Daffy Duck is who we secretly fear we are.

Happy birthday, Bugs!


The first on-screen appearance of Bugs Bunny, ...

The first appearance of Bugs Bunny as Bugs Bunny — 1940’s “A Wild Hare,” starring Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd.
Wikipedia image, from an unrestored version of the cartoon.

3 Responses to Happy birthday, Bugs Bunny! 73 today

  1. […] Bugs Bunny is 74 today, having debuted this day in 1940.  Read more here, from last year’s commemoration. […]


  2. Ed Darrell says:

    Perhaps more realistic, but not more idealistic.

    Here at the Bathtub, we are always pleased to be saved by any hare.


  3. Eli Rabett says:

    Eli is Crusader Rabbit, a rather more realistic hare.


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