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Frigid Hare (1949)

Bugs rescues a penguin from an Inuit hunter at the South Pole and becomes obligated to it beyond his wildest dreams.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / The Inuit Hunter (voice)
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Storyline

Bugs rescues a penguin from an Inuit hunter at the South Pole and becomes obligated to it beyond his wildest dreams.

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ballade på Sydpolen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In 2003, this short was "un-banned" and finally given an uncut release as part of the first volume of Looney Tunes shorts in a 4-disc DVD set. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: Okay, let's start having fun. Ooh, look at that four-legged airplane.
[as the penguin looks up, Bugs pushes him down the slope]
Bugs Bunny: Well, that's that. Huh?
[the Inuit hunter catches the penguin]
Bugs Bunny: Oh, well. It's none of my business. I'm not my penguin's keeper.
[singing]
Bugs Bunny: 'Cause I'm yearnin' to be churnin' up the surf on old Miami Beach!
[Jumps into hole; long pause; Pops back up again]
Bugs Bunny: Why that dirty, no-good... Well, you didn't think for a minute I would let that bully... what I mean is, you wouldn't ...
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Alternate Versions

When the cartoon aired on television in 1965, Bugs, having learned about the days and nights are six months long in Antarctica, says that he will not need to be back at work until July 1968 (rather than in 1953, as is the case in the original film). See more »

Connections

Spoofs Nanook of the North (1922) See more »

Soundtracks

Coasting
(uncredited)
Music by Fred Hager and Justin Ring
Played when Bugs is being chased down the slope
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Thank God for loopholes!
21 December 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

"Frigid Hare" probably seemed a little funnier before most people could have understood that it was making rather negative stereotypes about Eskimos ("Eskimo" isn't even the accurate name; they're called "Inuit"). Other than that, it's pretty funny as Bugs Bunny ends up in Antarctica ("I knew I shoulda taken a left toin at Albakoikee!") and has to protect a baby penguin from a hunter. Aside from the probably racist undertones, overemphasis on cuteness, and geographic inaccuracies - the Inuit live in the North Pole, not South Pole - it's a pretty funny short cartoon. Bugs does his usual stuff, and the last line would make anyone thank God for loopholes.


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