Wabbit Twouble (1941)

Genres - Comedy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Wabbit Twouble, a Merrie Melodies animated short from director Robert Clampett and writer Dave Monahan, once again pits Elmer Fudd against the mischievous rabbit Bugs Bunny. This time, the conflict is played out amongst the canyons and cabins of "Jellostone" National Park, where Elmer has gone for a much-needed vacation -- no hunting this time. However, his quest for rest and relaxation is continually disturbed by Bugs, who does his best to drive Elmer absolutely batty. (Just before leading him off a cliff, Bugs turns to the audience to proclaim "I do this kind of stuff to him all through the picture," sounding a bit embarrassed at how easy it all is.) The pesky rabbit's schemes culminate by tricking Elmer into provoking both a grizzly bear and a park ranger. As the title suggests, this cartoon builds a good number of jokes around Elmer's speech impediment, going so far as to write all the credits in a style mimicking his voice (i.e., "Music by Cawl W. Stawwing.") Also notable is the atypical visual design of Elmer, who sports a pronounced red nose and appears rather plumper than usual.

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disturbance, hunting, National-Park, rabbit, relaxation, scheme, speech-impediment, talking-animal, vacation