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His Hare Raising Tale is a 1951 Looney Tunes short directed by Friz Freleng.


Bugs Bunny and his nephew Clyde Bunny are sitting on a couch looking at a scrap book depicting various photographs and newspaper clippings of Bugs.

Clyde asks if Uncle Bugs was a baseball pitcher, and Bugs replies that he was "the best". This segment uses clips from "Baseball Bugs", though Bugs refers to the opposing team as "The Boston Argyle Socks" rather than the Gas-House Gorillas. Bugs does not reveal the conclusion of his baseball hit but when his nephew asks what happened, Bugs replies that he went into Vaudeville.

Bugs' nephew then asks what happened with the act and Bugs says he broke it up because "my partner demanded equal billing" and then adds that "there was more money in boxing anyway".

Bugs tells his nephew that he fought "The Champ" at "Madison Round Garden". By Round 110, Bugs says the fight ended because "along came the war."

Bugs explains that he was a test pilot assigned to a supersonic aircraft. He further explains that while flying the aircraft something went wrong and it heads toward the ground, nose first, then stops a few inches from impact because the plane "ran out of gas."

Bugs' nephew looks at him with admiration and says, "Gosh, Uncle Bugs, you've been everyplace, I guess...except the moon." Bugs replies that he's been there too, and points to newspaper clipping in the scrapbook. Bugs begins to explain that he was lucky that he had plenty of carrots, because it took scientists twenty-two years to build a ladder to reach him.

After the moon story Bugs' nephew looks at him with unimpressed skepticism, prompting Bugs to reply, "Don't you believe me? Why, if every word I've said isn't true, I hope I'm run over by a streetcar", and suddenly a streetcar busts into the room and runs over Bugs. He then looks at his alarmed nephew and says, "I suppose you don't believe I was run over by a streetcar!"


  • Warner Bros. Syndicated package (1964-1990)
  • Merrie Melodies Starring Bugs Bunny & Friends [Syndication and Fox] (1990-1994)
  • The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show (1995-2000)
  • The Bugs and Daffy Show [Cartoon Network] (1999-2004)
  • Acme Hour [Cartoon Network] (1999-2003)
  • The Bugs Bunny Show [Boomerang] (2000-2002)
  • The Looney Tunes Show [Cartoon Network] (2001-2004)
  • Looney Tunes on Boomerang (2003-2005) (2015-present)
  • Looney Tunes on Cartoon Network (2011-2015)
  • Bugs Bunny and Friends [Me TV] (2021-present)
  • Sunday Night Cartoons [Me TV +] (2021-present)
  • Toon In with Me [Me TV] (2021-present)




When this cartoon aired on ABC's The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show, the scene from "Rabbit Punch" segment in which Bugs has the Crusher hold a giant slingshot and propels a boulder into the Crusher's face was cut.[4]


  • Prior to the 1996 Time-Warner and Turner merger, which allowed the pre-1948 and post-1948 cartoons to air together on television, this short was rarely, if at all, aired on network television, due to copyright issues over airing the pre-1948 a.a.p cartoons, four of which appeared as flashback clips in this cartoon.
  • Although Arthur Davis, Manuel Perez, and Ken Champin are given screen credit for animating certain parts of this short, none of their animation turns up in the new bridging material.
  • This short was used in the special Bugs Bunny's Lunar Tunes.
  • This short and "Ballot Box Bunny" were the only two cartoons with orange color ring titles that did not have a fade in before Bugs Bunny's headshot on the opening titles.[citation needed]
  • The European print has 1959-64 Merrie Melodies ending title card with original ending music cue replaced with 1949-50 Merrie Melodies ending title card with green Color Rings and 1941-55 Merrie Melodies ending music cue.[5]



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Bugs Bunny Shorts
1938 Porky's Hare Hunt
1939 Prest-O Change-OHare-um Scare-um
1940 Elmer's Candid CameraA Wild Hare
1941 Elmer's Pet RabbitTortoise Beats HareHiawatha's Rabbit HuntThe Heckling HareAll This and Rabbit StewWabbit Twouble
1942 The Wabbit Who Came to SupperAny Bonds Today?The Wacky WabbitHold the Lion, PleaseBugs Bunny Gets the BoidFresh HareThe Hare-Brained HypnotistCase of the Missing Hare
1943 Tortoise Wins by a HareSuper-RabbitJack-Wabbit and the BeanstalkWackiki WabbitFalling Hare
1944 Little Red Riding RabbitWhat's Cookin' Doc?Bugs Bunny and the Three BearsBugs Bunny Nips the NipsHare Ribbin'Hare ForceBuckaroo BugsThe Old Grey HareStage Door Cartoon
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
1948 Gorilla My DreamsA Feather in His HareRabbit PunchBuccaneer BunnyBugs Bunny Rides AgainHaredevil HareHot Cross BunnyHare SplitterA-Lad-In His LampMy Bunny Lies over the Sea
1949 Hare DoMississippi HareRebel RabbitHigh Diving HareBowery BugsLong-Haired HareKnights Must FallThe Grey Hounded HareThe Windblown HareFrigid HareWhich Is WitchRabbit Hood
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