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Happy Birthday, Bugs!

bugsIn 1940, a star was born. Bugs Bunny appeared in A Wild Hare which also starred his ever-hunting co-star, Elmer Fudd. Over the past 69 years, Bugs has starred in over 200 cartoon shorts with notable figures such as Elmer, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote, Marvin the Martian, and the Tasmanian Devil. Bugs is a fixture in American culture and known around the world. Bugs has many accomplishments, including having his own Hollywood Boulevard plaque, being the first cartoon character to be honored with a U.S. postage stamp, and presenting the Oscar for Best Animated Short Subject in 1990. If you’re interested in learning more about Bugs, the National Museum of American History Library has Bugs Bunny: Fifty Years and Only One Grey Hare available. Note: 14 carrot frame not available for checkout.

To our favorite “wascawwy wabbit,” we wish you many more!

Some of our favorite episodes: Water Water Every Hare & Wackiki Rabbit.—Mary Jinglewski


  1. Belated Happy Bday Bugs Bunny! I like him so much..

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    A wonderful day for you Bugs Bunny!

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  7. Walt Disney was anti semitic and rascist. I hope Bugs had nothing to do with him.

  8. Bugs was my favourite when I was a kid. Something about him always outsmarting his adversaries appealed I guess

  9. Aww, I used to love Bugs Bunny growing up. The cartoons are still fun to watch I think.

  10. Bugs you were great. A much better sense of humor than most of the new cartoon characters we get nowadays.

  11. When I was a kid I enjoy watching Bugs bunny. This wabbit have made me laugh and his sense of humour is next to none 🙂
    May you life forever in the mind of future generation

  12. Liz

    I think it’s wonderful “bugs” gets the recognition he so rightly deserves. He’s makes us adults laugh like children again.

  13. Bugs Bunny was such an amazing character along with all the other mentioned here. What’s even more amazing is the man who was behind a lot of those characters voices. I wrote a report about Mel Blanc once and I’ve got to say he was an amazing person.

  14. Boy oh boy how time flies, it seems like yesterday when I was watching the Bugs Bunny Road Runner show on Saturday mornings – how I miss those old cartoons!

  15. Whats up Doc :). I wish that everybody can still all those mini episode you have done. The countless hours of joy that you provided me during my tender years. I still love my bugs pillow.

  16. Oh Bugsy! You are one of the most memorable character during my tender years. May your influence last beyond my years. Happy birthday bugsy.
    Keep up with those vermin and eat lots of carrot 😀

  17. Oro

    Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out alive. – Bugs Bunny

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    Saving this to my reading list (you gotta love the new Safari feature on iOS 5!). Great post…. P.S. Happy Friday, everyone 🙂

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