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Prest-O Change-O (1939)

On a dark and stormy night, the Two Curious Puppies wander into an old dark house, and fall victim to the tricks of a mischievous magician's rabbit.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles Jones)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Cuckoo Clock / Dog Laughing / Dog Hiccup / Rabbit Laugh (voice) (uncredited)
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On a dark and stormy night, the Two Curious Puppies wander into an old dark house, and fall victim to the tricks of a mischievous magician's rabbit.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kaninchen im Hut See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is the last short with the first design of Happy Rabbit before he is redesigned as a gray rabbit in Hare-um Scare-um. This is also Happy Rabbit's first color appearance. See more »

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Followed by Snow Time for Comedy (1941) See more »

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Octoroon
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
[Plays during the Hindu rope scenes.]
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Bugs Bunny's prototype
10 July 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

When the Termite Terrace crowd formally created Bugs Bunny, they made sure to instill in him the most acerbic irreverence possible. But even before they consecrated this, Bugs's prototype (informally called Happy Rabbit) was sure one wacky dude! "Prest-O Change-O" is a case in point. Here, two dogs escape the dogcatcher and enter a magician's house where a trickster rabbit makes their lives a living hell. Some of those tricks I couldn't have imagined! So, on one level it's a sort of before-they-were-famous situation for that carrot-chomping rascal. But mostly, it's a way to have fun. You just gotta love some of the things that that hooligan hare pulls.

I guess that had they waited a few years to make this, then Bugs would have made the dogs think that he was selling them something, and then given them lit dynamite.


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