Person to Bunny

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Person to Bunny
Merrie Melodies/Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd series
Person to Bunny Lobby Card.PNG
Lobby card.
Directed by Friz Freleng
Produced by John W. Burton, Sr.
Story by Michael Maltese
Voices by Mel Blanc
Arthur Q. Bryan (uncredited)
Daws Butler
Music by Milt Franklyn
Friz Freleng
(Gag compositions)[1]
Animation by Arthur Davis
Gerry Chiniquy
Virgil Ross
Layouts by Hawley Pratt
Backgrounds by Tom O'Loughlin
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) April 2, 1960[2]
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7:00
Language English

Person to Bunny is a Merrie Melodies animated cartoon starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Elmer Fudd. The short was originally released on April 1, 1960.[2]


In his Hollywood home, Bugs Bunny is being interviewed on the TV show People to People with Cedric R. Burrows (a spoof of the Edward R. Murrow series, Person to Person). As Bugs is interviewed, Daffy Duck shows up. Seeing that Bugs is being interviewed, Daffy plans to get in on the action, but Bugs doesn't want any interference and puts Daffy out.

Burrows then asks how Bugs has outsmarted Elmer Fudd over the years and Bugs answers that Fudd is far from clever and notoriously stupid. Elmer is watching the program at home and upon hearing Bugs' remarks about him ("his I.Q. is P.U.!"), he gets furious and plans to come to the interview. Elmer comes over and Bugs stops the interview to settle with Elmer while Daffy sings a Ted Lewis song to Mr. Burrows. Elmer gives Bugs a chance to apologize for calling him stupid or get shot, but it backfires when Bugs puts a carrot in the gun. Elmer puts his rifle through a crack in the door and Bugs tricks Daffy into thinking it is a TV camera. Elmer shoots Daffy, leaving him with a bent beak and feathers missing. Daffy is now jealous of Bugs and thinking that being a rabbit was what Bugs did to be famous, starts mocking Bugs with a rabbit suit eating a carrot and says that anyone can do what he does. Then Elmer comes back and starts shooting and chasing Daffy, thinking that he is Bugs. Daffy points to Bugs and Elmer chases Bugs outside. In Bugs' absence, Daffy decides to do a song and dance number for Mr. Burrows.

Outside, Bugs outsmarts Elmer by spinning him around in a log near a cliff so Elmer always comes out the cliff end of the log. Elmer gets confused and stays in the log panting while Bugs goes back to his interview. Back home, Bugs decides to get rid of Daffy by letting him be on TV. Bugs mentions to Daffy that there will be 40 million people watching the show. When Daffy hears this, he gets stage fright and faints. Bugs fans Daffy and tells Burrows, "Good night, Mr. Burrows" and Mr. Burrows tells Bugs "Good night, Bugs".


Mel Blanc as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck

Arthur Q. Bryan as Elmer Fudd (uncredited)

Daws Butler as Cedric R. Burrows (uncredited)

Production details

  • This is the final cartoon where Elmer Fudd was voiced by Arthur Q. Bryan, as Bryan had died less than 5 months before the cartoon's original release, in November 1959.
  • This was the final "classic"-era cartoon where Elmer Fudd appeared with either Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck (or with both) onscreen.
  • Burrows was voiced by Daws Butler. Though Burrows' face is never seen, his excessive cigarette smoking is an inflated caricature of Murrow, who was a chain-smoker (on and off-camera) for most of his life.
  • Due to the long production time for theatrical cartoons, the cartoon already was out of date by its release in 1960, as Edward R. Murrow had already left Person to Person earlier in 1959 and was replaced by Charles Collingwood.
  • This short reused footage from earlier cartoons Rabbit Fire, Hare Brush, All This and Rabbit Stew, The Big Snooze, Foxy By Proxy, and Show Biz Bugs.[3]
  • The TV camera in the cartoon has "WB TV" labeled on it, despite it having no relation with television station WBTV (a CBS affiliate located in Charlotte, North Carolina) or The WB television network (which would not be formed until 35 years after its release).


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  2. ^ a b Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. New York: Henry Holt and Company. p. 324. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2. OCLC 19671400.
  3. ^ The Big Cartoon DataBase (1 April 1960). "Production Information about the Theatrical Cartoon Person To Bunny". Big Cartoon DataBase (BCDB). Retrieved 12 March 2015.

External links

  • Person to Bunny on IMDb
Preceded by
Horse Hare
Bugs Bunny Cartoons
Succeeded by
Rabbit's Feat
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