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Any Bonds Today? is a 1942 animated propaganda film directed by Bob Clampett and starring Bugs Bunny.


The title is taken from the song written by Irving Berlin, which is featured in this short.

The Cartoon

The 90-second cartoon, commissioned by the Treasury and in the public domain, was designed to encourage movie theater audiences to buy defense bonds and stamps. Its title card identifies it as "Leon Schlesinger Presents Bugs Bunny", but it is more widely known as "Any Bonds Today?"

Bob Clampett directed the film, which started production in late November 1941 and was completed eight days after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

In it, Bugs Bunny sings a portion of Berlin's song against a patriotic backdrop, at one point going into a blackface parody of Al Jolson. For the song's last refrain, he is joined by Porky Pig, in Navy uniform, and Elmer Fudd, in Army garb.

Song Lyrics

Bugs Bunny: The tall man with the high hat and the whiskers on his chin
Will soon be knocking at your door and you ought to be in
The tall man with the high hat will be coming down your way
Get your savings out when you hear him shout "Any bonds today?"

(Turns into the bonds guy) Come on and get 'em folks, come on, step right up and get 'em.

Any bonds today?
Bonds of freedom
That's what I'm selling
Any bonds today?
Scrape up the most you can
Here comes the freedom man
Asking you to buy a share of freedom today
(Turns face into Al Jolson's)

Naw, many stamps today
Give kiddies
We'll be blest
We all invest
In the U.S.A.

Sammy, mah, my uncle Sammy

Elmer Fudd: Here comes the freedom man
Porky Pig: C-C-Can't make tomorrow's plan
Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd and Porky Pig: Not unless you buy a share of freedom today
Any stamps?
Any bonds today?



Despite this being one of the twelve banned Bugs Bunny cartoons that was meant to air on Cartoon Network's weekend marathon, June Bugs, in 2001, this short has aired on Cartoon Network's animation history show, ToonHeads, as part of a special episode showcasing lost and rare animated pieces (and some live-action, such as "Crying for the Carolines", a clip from My Dream is Yours, and some clips from the Termite Terrace gag reel showing a "typical" workday for the Warner Bros. animation staff) from Warner Bros. Studios. The version that aired on ToonHeads, however, had the part with Bugs Bunny in blackface, imitating Al Jolson, edited with a page-turning wipe effect; this was also the version shown when ToonHeads: The Lost Cartoons was released on the first volume of The Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD set.[2] The full, uncut version of this short was released officially on The Golden Age of Looney Tunes Volume 4 LaserDisc set.


  • The "Mammy" impersonation has been adopted by the alt-right movement in 2012 as an internet meme on 4chan.



Elmer Fudd Cartoons
1940 Elmer's Candid CameraConfederate HoneyThe Hardship of Miles StandishA Wild HareGood Night Elmer
1941 Elmer's Pet RabbitWabbit Twouble
1942 The Wabbit Who Came to SupperAny Bonds Today?The Wacky WabbitNutty NewsFresh HareThe Hare-Brained Hypnotist
1943 To Duck .... or Not to DuckA Corny ConcertoAn Itch in Time
1944 The Old Grey HareThe Stupid CupidStage Door Cartoon
1945 The Unruly HareHare Tonic
1946 Hare RemoverThe Big Snooze
1947 Easter YeggsA Pest in the HouseSlick Hare
1948 What Makes Daffy DuckBack Alley Op-RoarKit for Cat
1949 Wise QuackersHare DoEach Dawn I Crow
1950 What's Up Doc?The Scarlet PumpernickelRabbit of Seville
1951 Rabbit Fire
1952 Rabbit Seasoning
1953 Upswept HareAnt PastedDuck! Rabbit, Duck!Robot Rabbit
1954 Design for LeavingQuack Shot
1955 Pests for GuestsBeanstalk BunnyHare BrushRabbit RampageThis Is a Life?Heir-Conditioned
1956 Bugs' BonnetsA Star Is BoredYankee Dood ItWideo Wabbit
1957 What's Opera, Doc?Rabbit Romeo
1958 Don't Axe MePre-Hysterical Hare
1959 A Mutt in a Rut
1960 Person to BunnyDog Gone People
1961 What's My Lion?
1962 Crows' Feat
1980 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bunny
1990 Box Office Bunny
1991 (Blooper) Bunny
1992 Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers
2012 Daffy's Rhapsody