Falling Hare
Studio: Warner Brothers Release Date : October 30, 1943 Series: Merrie Melodies
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating:
(3 ratings submitted)

Synopsis

Bugs is reading about the mythical creatures known as gremlins who cause all sorts of problems, but then encounters one in real life.

Characters

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

Credits

Director

Robert "Bob" Clampett

Animator

Rod Scribner
Robert "Bob" McKimson
Virgil Ross
Phil Monroe
Thomas McKimson

Story

Warren Foster

Music

Carl W. Stalling

Producer

Leon Schlesinger

Music Sources

Scott, Raymond : "Powerhouse "

Included in:

His Hare Raising Tale

Trivia

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

Video Information

VHS

United States

Looney Tunes Collector's Edition: Welcome To Wackyland

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 3

DVD

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

BluRay Disc

United States

LooneyTunes Platinum Collection - Volume 3

Technical Specifications

Production No.: 8-13
Running time: 8:31
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

Reviews and Comments

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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Storyboard Sketch
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      Sources

      Robert "Bob" Clampett: Director
      • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

      Warren Foster: Story
      • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

      Rod Scribner: Animator
      • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

      Carl W. Stalling: Music
      • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

      Robert "Bob" McKimson: Animator
      • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

      Virgil Ross: Animator
      • Unverified

      Phil Monroe: Animator
      • Unverified

      Thomas McKimson: Animator
      • Unverified

      Leon Schlesinger: Producer
      • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)