Falling Hare
Studio: Warner Bros. Release Date : October 30, 1943 Series: Merrie Melodies
Cumulative rating:
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Bugs is reading about the mythical creatures known as gremlins who cause all sorts of problems, but then encounters one in real life.


Bugs Bunny
(Voice: Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc)


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


Robert Emerson "Bob" Clampett


Rod Scribner
Robert "Bob" McKimson
Virgil Walter Ross (unverified)
Phil Monroe (unverified)
Thomas McKimson (unverified)


Warren Foster


Carl W. Stalling


Leon Schlesinger

Film Editor

Treg Brown (unverified)


Milton J. "Milt" Franklyn (unverified)

Music Sources

Scott, Raymond : "Powerhouse "


Cartoon Network

Clips Used In:

His Hare Raising Tale


  • As seen in one of the lobby cards, the working title of this cartoon was "Bugs Bunny and the Gremlin."


The Bob Clampett Show (Season 1, Episode 1)


United States

Welcome To Wackyland
Bugs & Daffy: The Wartime Cartoons

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 3
Bugs & Daffy: The Wartime Cartoons


United States

Bugs Bunny: The Wabbit Who Came to Supper
Looney Tunes Golden Collection - Volume 3
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection - Volume 7
Cartoon Craze - Volume 14 - Bugs Bunny - Falling Hare
Daffy Duck: Daffy Duckaroo
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection - Volume 3
Bugs Bunny! That Wacky Wabbit
Cartoon Crazys
Cartoon Crazys Goes to War

BluRay Disc

United States

LooneyTunes Platinum Collection - Volume 3

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 8:31
Production No.: 8-13
MPAA No.: 9119
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Color Type: Technicolor
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Country: United States
Original Language: English
Print Type: 35mm
Sound Type: Mono

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From Toadette :

There has been a misconception in regards to this film—no doubt spread by the John Kricfalusi-Bill Melendez commentary included with its release on the third Golden Collection, and by John K.'s own blog—and it's that Melendez animated the close-up of Bugs and the gremlin pictured above. I had thought that Thad Komorowski's marvelous breakdown of the cartoon, in addition to identifying the unsung Tom McKimson's role in the animation, dispelled that myth by identifying the close-up as a Rod Scribner scene—most likely Melendez was (in the commentary) remembering his role as an assistant animator for Scribner.

Evidently not, however; recently, a fellow researcher submitted the dubious Melendez credit to this entry, citing John K. as his source. That's when I decided to consult none other than the great Mark Kausler, who confirmed (to the best of his ability—he admitted that he can't identify Bill Melendez very well) that the close-up was Scribner's: it "has all the hallmarks of Rod's animation, especially the problem that he had in controlling character sizes, he drew such extreme extremes that the character would gain in volume. Rod's assistants had to subtly inbetween the scenes so that the sizes didn't appear to change too much."

Hopefully, this should put to rest once and for all the idea that Bill Melendez was a key animator in this particular cartoon.

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