National Bugs Bunny Day is celebrated each year on April 30. Bugs Bunny is the famous cartoon character best remembered for his roles in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies produced by Warner Bros. He is known for his popular catch phrase “What’s up, doc?”. Bugs is still today one of the most watched cartoons, thanks to some of the great stations that play classic cartoons! We can still enjoy a good laugh with his and his friends antics!!
Did you know that BUGS BUNNY APPEARED IN MORE FILMS THAN ANY OTHER CARTOON CHARACTER???
The first official cartoon of Bugs Bunny is considered to be the July 27, 1940 release of A Wild Hare. This was the first short film where both Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny are shown in their fully developed forms and where Bugs Bunny first used his famous catch phrase. This film received an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
A little Bugs history.. National Bugs Bunny Day, is an “unofficial” National holiday which is celebrated on April 30 in conjunction with the first appearance of a rabbit in the cartoon Porky’s Hare Hunt, co-directed by Ben “Bugs” Hardaway and Cal Dalton who was responsible for the initial design of the rabbit. April 30, 1938 Bugs Bunny was born!!