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Hare-Way to the Stars is a 1958 Looney Tunes short directed by Chuck Jones.


The title is a play on the popular song "Stairway to the Stars".


A rocketship is wheeled over Bugs Bunny's hole. Hungover, he climbs out of his hole and right into the ship. Unbeknownst to the still climbing Bugs, the ship launches. When he climbs to the top and screws open the tip of the ship, he realizes he is in space. He is hit from behind by a satellite, which carries him to Mars.

Bugs meets Marvin the Martian who is trying to blow up earth with the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator. Bugs steals the modulator and Marvin uses some Instant Martians that grow when watered to try to catch him. Playing follow the leader, Bugs tricks the Instant Martians into flying off the road and falling through a trap door. Bugs then steals a flying saucer, and while passing Marvin, trades the modulator for the bottle of Instant Martians. The lit modulator soon explodes while Bugs is flying back to Earth. When Bugs arrives back at Earth he crash lands into the sewer. Bugs climbs out of the sewer, frantically replaces the manhole cover, and warns the audience to flee as the ground shakes and Instant Martian antennas begin to sprout from every crack in the road.




  • Versions of this cartoon that aired on CBS' The Bugs Bunny-Road Runner Show cut the scene of Marvin finding his explosive in the Instant Martians glass and the explosion that follows.[1]


  • The working title was "Up in the Hare".
  • This short was used as the first segment of The Bugs Bunny Road-Runner Movie. When introducing this cartoon there, Bugs remarks that "Ol' Chuck seemed detoimened to get poor little old me into outer space too!"
  • This short was used in the special Bugs Bunny's Lunar Tunes.
  • A clip from the cartoon was used in a Cartoon Network bumper, where the CN logo appears to be plastered on planet Earth.
  • The Instant Martians in this cartoon are the same ones as seen in "Jumpin' Jupiter" (1955). In this cartoon, it is revealed that these aliens were born from seeds that grow when come into contact with water.
  • This is the first cartoon where Marvin the Martian wears green tights, as opposed to red tights in his previous three appearances. The other cartoon where Marvin wears green is "Mad as a Mars Hare" (1963), before permanently switching back to red in "Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 241/2 Century" (1980).
  • When broadcast on Turner network channels like Cartoon Network, this cartoon plays in PAL audio.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マーヴィン・アタック Marvin Attack
Spanish Escalera A Las Estrellas Stairway To The Stars


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Bugs Bunny Shorts
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1943 Tortoise Wins by a HareSuper-RabbitJack-Wabbit and the BeanstalkWackiki WabbitFalling Hare
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1945 Herr Meets HareThe Unruly HareHare TriggerHare ConditionedHare Tonic
1946 Baseball BugsHare RemoverHair-Raising HareAcrobatty BunnyRacketeer RabbitThe Big SnoozeRhapsody Rabbit
1947 Rabbit TransitA Hare Grows in ManhattanEaster YeggsSlick Hare
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1950 Hurdy-Gurdy HareMutiny on the BunnyHomeless HareBig House BunnyWhat's Up Doc?8 Ball BunnyHillbilly HareBunker Hill BunnyBushy HareRabbit of Seville
1951 Hare We GoRabbit Every MondayBunny HuggedThe Fair Haired HareRabbit FireFrench RarebitHis Hare Raising TaleBallot Box BunnyBig Top Bunny
1952 Operation: RabbitFoxy by Proxy14 Carrot RabbitWater, Water Every HareThe Hasty HareOily HareRabbit SeasoningRabbit's KinHare Lift
1953 Forward March HareUpswept HareSouthern Fried RabbitHare TrimmedBully for BugsLumber Jack-RabbitDuck! Rabbit, Duck!Robot Rabbit
1954 Captain HareblowerBugs and ThugsNo Parking HareDevil May HareBewitched BunnyYankee Doodle BugsBaby Buggy Bunny
1955 Beanstalk BunnySahara HareHare BrushRabbit RampageThis Is a Life?Hyde and HareKnight-Mare HareRoman Legion-Hare
1956 Bugs' BonnetsBroom-Stick BunnyRabbitson CrusoeNapoleon Bunny-PartBarbary-Coast BunnyHalf-Fare HareA Star Is BoredWideo WabbitTo Hare Is Human
1957 Ali Baba BunnyBedevilled RabbitPiker's PeakWhat's Opera, Doc?Bugsy and MugsyShow Biz BugsRabbit Romeo
1958 Hare-Less WolfHare-Way to the StarsNow, Hare ThisKnighty Knight BugsPre-Hysterical Hare
1959 Baton BunnyHare-abian NightsApes of WrathBackwoods BunnyWild and Woolly HareBonanza BunnyA Witch's Tangled HarePeople Are Bunny
1960 Horse HarePerson to BunnyRabbit's FeatFrom Hare to HeirLighter Than Hare
1961 The Abominable Snow RabbitCompressed HarePrince Violent
1962 Wet HareBill of HareShishkabugs
1963 Devil's Feud CakeThe Million HareHare-Breadth HurryThe UnmentionablesMad as a Mars HareTransylvania 6-5000
1964 Dumb PatrolDr. Devil and Mr. HareThe Iceman DuckethFalse Hare
1979 Bugs Bunny's Christmas CarolFright Before Christmas
1980 Portrait of the Artist as a Young BunnySpaced Out Bunny
1990 Box Office Bunny
1991 (Blooper) Bunny
1992 Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers
1995 Carrotblanca
1997 From Hare to Eternity
2004 Hare and Loathing in Las VegasDaffy Duck for President