Mark Steyn: The Bunny in Winter

Bugs Bunny turned 75 earlier this week. Like the Queen, he has official and unofficial birthdays. Unofficially, Looney Tunes introduced a rabbit to the cast of characters in “Porky’s Hare Hunt” (1938), but the anthropomorphized lagomorph looked nothing like Bugs and, although he was voiced by Mel Blanc, he sounded more like Woody Woodpecker. So, officially, Bugs made his debut in the form we know him today on July 27th 1940 in Chuck Jones’ “A Wild Hare”.

Which is enough of an excuse to spend our Saturday movie date with the enduring, indestructible stars of the Looney Tunes funny farm…