Happy Birthday Bugs Bunny! is a 2020 Looney Tunes Cartoons short directed by David Gemmill.


It's Bugs Bunny's birthday, and many Looney Tunes characters are invited. Elmer Fudd plants a stick of dynamite in Bugs' birthday cake, but Bugs sees his trick and puts the dynamite in Elmer's face.


  • (2020) YouTube - WB Kids YouTube channel


  • This short, to date, has the largest number of Looney Tunes cast of characters including its "star" characters starring altogether in one cartoon, even more so than "A Corny Concerto", "The Scarlet Pumpernickel" and "Carrotblanca" combined. The short involves all the major Looney Tunes and nearly all the supporting, recurring, minor, and background Looney Tunes, with many of them can be seen as background cameos.
  • This short is meant to coincide with the 80th anniversary of Bugs Bunny's first appearance, 1940's "A Wild Hare".
  • Heathcliff from "Dough Ray Me-ow" was originally going to appear in this short but did not make the cut.[1]
  • This short was meant to be shown at a Looney Tunes show at the Hollywood Bowl that was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]
  • This short marks the first appearance of Cool Cat or any of the characters from the Warner Bros.-Seven Arts era since 2002's "This Is the End" episode of The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries.
  • Two versions of the short were boarded, the unused one was considerably longer.[3]


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