Hare-Breadth Hurry
Studio: Warner Brothers Release Date : June 8, 1963 Series: Looney Tunes
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating:       (4 ratings submitted)

Synopsis

In this final pairing-up of Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote, Bugs, feeling particularly smug and talkative this time around, replaces Wile E.'s regular prey the Road Runner who has allegedly sprained a giblet.

Characters

Wile E. Coyote
Bugs Bunny
(Voice: Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc)

Credits

Director

Charles M. "Chuck" Jones

Animator

Thomas "Tom" Ray
Ken Harris
Richard "Dick" Thompson
Bob Bransford

Story

John W. Dunn

Music

William "Bill" Lava

Backgrounds

William Butler

Voices

Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc

Effects Animation

Harry Love

Film Editor

Treg Brown

Co-Director

Maurice Noble

Distributor(s)

Warner Brothers

Television

The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour (Season 1, Episode 3)
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour (Season 1, Episode 9)
The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show (Season 1, Episode 7)
The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show (Season 3, Episode 2)

Video Information

Technical Specifications

Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Type: Spherical
Original Language: English

Reviews and Comments

From TibbyH :

This short is rather infamous among cartoon fanatics and aficionados. I hear nothing but furious negativity surrounding this entry, and I must say...I don't agree with all the hate. Let me get this outta the way: is it a great cartoon? No, not really. Is it Chuck Jones' best cartoon or his best Coyote or Bugs short? Are you kiddin'?! It is neither of those two things, but it is an fun cartoon with an interesting premise. See, it's a standard Roadrunner cartoon, except this time Bugs Bunny steps in as a backup actor of sorts. So because it's in the Roadrunner universe, the Coyote must obey the rules of the land and still wants to pursue Bugs for his meal. This is what I enjoy about the early 1960s Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies. You could get the sense that the directors were tired of making standard cartoons and would try any new idea possible. And with new writers and a new producer who let the artists do as they pleased, Jones, Freleng, and McKimson were able to do whatever the h** they felt like. If I were to be critical, while I am a fan of John Dunn's writing talents (before the 70s), I would say there's a tad too much dialogue and some of the jokes don't hit as well. Even though Jones was great at working with smaller budgets and making his shorts appear grander and more lively than you'd expect, the animation is a bit limited and there's a bit too much "talking head" scenes. Not the bets cartoon around, but there's fun to be had. A guilt pleasure for me indeed.
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History

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    Sources

    Charles M. "Chuck" Jones: Director
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    Maurice Noble: Co-Director
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    John W. Dunn: Story
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    Thomas "Tom" Ray: Animator
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    Ken Harris: Animator
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    Richard "Dick" Thompson: Animator
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    Bob Bransford: Animator
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    William Butler: Backgrounds
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    Harry Love: Effects Animation
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    Treg Brown: Film Editor
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc: Voices
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

    William "Bill" Lava: Music
    • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald