Bugs Bunny has appeared in more films than any other cartoon character. He was “born” in 1940 via the collaborations of many artists, including Tex Avery and Robert McKimson (whose version of Bugs is what we are most likely to bring to mind). Here, Chuck Jones, another collaborator, is shown drawing Bugs in his style, which varies slightly. Mel Blanc, the actor who provided Bugs with his distinctive voice, claimed the character speaks in a Flatbush accent.

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4 Thoughts on "What's Up, Doc? — How to Draw Bugs Bunny in Two Minutes"

“Bugs Bunny has appeared in more films than any other cartoon character.”

Unfortunately they’re very hard to get hold of. I’m the father of three smallish boys, so we own five volumes of Complete Tom and Jerry, totalling something like 120 episodes. We’ve only been able to collect maybe a dozen Bugs Bunny cartoons, as parts of more general compilations. I wonder why they’ve not been released?

Not sure how it is in the UK, but Looney Tunes collections are easily had here, via Amazon and other online retailers. Not all Bugs Bunny, but Daffy Duck is also a favorite, and you get Bugs, Daffy, and Elmer in the same cartoon? Sweetness.

Take a look at The Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vols 1 and 2, both on Amazon UK for £6-£7 each. 4 DVDs in each set, and both contain a whole load of Bugs. Vol. 2 has What’s Opera Doc?, which in my view is one of the best films of any type ever – I’ve watched it more times than I can remember, and love it all over again every time. But then Vol. 1 has Rabbit of Seville (and also Duck Amuck, which is a fantastic Daffy film), so you might just as well order both right away.

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