Now Hare This

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Now Hare This
Looney Tunes (Bugs Bunny) series
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Title card
Directed by Robert McKimson
Story by Tedd Pierce
Voices by Mel Blanc
Music by Milt Franklyn
Animation by Tom Ray
George Grandpre
Ted Bonnicksen
Warren Batchelder
Layouts by Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds by William Butler
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) May 31, 1958 (USA)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6:17
Language English

Now Hare This is a 1958 Looney Tunes cartoon starring Bugs Bunny.


The story involves Bugs Bunny eluding the Big Bad Wolf and his nephew. After the elder wolf is unable to catch Bugs through traditional means, he gets inspiration from his nephew who gives him ideas for catching Bugs based on nursery rhymes.

First, the wolves lure Bugs into playing Little Red Riding Hood so the Big Bad Wolf, who is playing Grandma, can trap Bugs. But Bugs escapes by putting hot coals from a fireplace into the bed that Big Bad is in.

Next, Bugs plays Goldilocks in The Story of the Three Bears. Big Bad thinks that he has Bugs trapped again, and tries to get revenge by using hot coals on the bed that Bugs is supposed to be in. But instead Big Bad lights a dynamite stick attached to fake rabbit ears and the dynamite explodes in his face.

Bugs then proceeds to explain to the exasperated Big Bad how he can have a rabbit for dinner, and the cartoon concludes with Big Bad and his nephew sharing dinner with Bugs, who says, "If you can't eat 'em, join 'em", as the cartoon fades out.

References to popular culture[edit]

Both the Big Bad Wolf and Bugs say "hoo, hoo, hooo!", a catch phrase which had been made popular by the character Mr. Kitzel as played by Artie Auerbach on The Jack Benny Show.

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Preceded by
Hare-Way to the Stars
Bugs Bunny Cartoons
Succeeded by
Knighty Knight Bugs