Hare-Um Scare-Um
Studio: Warner Bros. Release Date : August 12, 1939 Series: Merrie Melodies
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Synopsis

A hunter named Sourpuss is so outraged when he hears that meat prices have soared, he decides to hunt his own meat. With his dog, they try and hunt a crazy rabbit.

Characters

Egghead
(Voice: Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc)

Credits

Note: "Unverified" credits may not be correct and should be taken with a grain of salt.

Director

Ben "J. B." Hardaway
Cal Dalton

Animator

Gil Turner
Richard "Dick" Bickenbach

Story

Melvin Millar

Music

Carl W. Stalling

Voices

Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (unverified)

Character Design

Charlie Thorson (unverified)

Producer

Leon Schlesinger

Film Editor

Treg Brown (unverified)


Distributor(s)

Warner Bros.

Cut Scenes

  • When the hunter tells the rabbit that he can whip him and his whole family, a bunch of look-alike rabbits suddenly appear and start waving their fists at him. The picture then fades to black rather abruptly. The original ending involved the rabbits beating up the hunter. When the cloud of dust clears, we see a beaten-up and dazed hunter who is then confronted by the rabbit again. The rabbit throws the hunter's shotgun in front of him and says "You oughtta get that fixed. Somebody's liable to get hurt!" He then bounces on his head, whooping into the distance. The hunter goes mad and does the same. This scene was removed before its theatrical premiere because it was likely believed to be too similar to the ending to "Daffy Duck and Egghead" released a year earlier. It wasn't until 2009 that a print with the original ending was found and was restored for the Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 2 Blu-ray and DVD in 2012.

Inside Jokes

  • The newspaper the hunter is reading has a caricature of the short's director, Ben Hardaway.
  • That same newspaper also makes mention of the Merrie Melodies series.

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 2

DVD

United States

LooneyTunes Platinum Collection - Volume 2
Humphrey Bogart: The Essential Collection
Invisible Stripes
Warner Bros. Pictures Gangsters Collection: Volume 4

BluRay Disc

United States

LooneyTunes Platinum Collection - Volume 2

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 8:09
Production No.: 8923
MPAA No.: 5293
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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