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Long-Haired Hare

“Of course, you know this means war!”  And with those words the battle begins pitting the ingenious Bugs Bunny against the pompous and self-absorbed opera singer, Giovanni Jones.  The results are to be expected (the rabbit wins!) but getting there is all the fun.  Gainers by Giovanni into the horn section of the orchestra pit, liquid alum shrinking his head, and in the scene depicted here, Bugs dressed as a bobby soxer requesting an autograph by handing our vain singer a lit dynamite pen!  The coup-de-grâce comes as Bugs enters the Hollywood Bowl dressed as Leopold Stokowski, the famed conductor, wreaking havoc as he conducts Jones in his final bow before the Bowl blows up and buries him in its debris.

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Long Haired Hare made its début in theaters nationwide on June 25, 1949.  Directed by Charles M. Jones with a story by Michael Maltese, it was animated by Phil Monroe, Ben Washam, Lloyd Vaughan and Ken Harris.  Robert Gribbroek designed the layouts and the backgrounds were painted by Peter Alvarado. Mel Blanc provided the voice characterizations and the music was provided by Carl W. Stalling.