Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny is the name of a cartoon hare or rabbit, which comes from the Warner Bros. Cartoons studio. Was developed the character of Ben Hardaway, Tex Avery and Chuck Jones. His English voice comes, inter alia, by Mel Blanc, who spoke German Gerd Vespermann. Since 1997, a new German dubbed version is made, in Sven Plate is the voice of bugs. In the opinion of several American film historian, the figure is based on Max Hare from the Disney animated film The Tortoise and the Hare of 1934.


An unnamed precursor of Bugs Bunny is first found in the Porky Pig - animated film Porky's Hare Hunt ( 1938), in which Ben Hardaway directed. Due to its nickname bugs the nameless figure internally Bugs' Bunny was called, what should be the name of the character later without apostrophe.

After three more cartoons with Bugs Bunny prototype ( Prest -O Change -O, Hare -um Scare -um and Elmer's Candid Camera ) was published in 1940 in A Wild Hare (directed by Tex Avery ) Bugs Bunny for the first time in the form known today. His name was first used in the movie Patient Porky from the same year. Overall, Bugs has appeared in well over 150 cartoons and received for Knighty Knight Bugs ( 1958) Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.


Since 1960, the Warner cartoons were for television with the series The Bugs Bunny Show ( German Title: Bunny and his cronies (1970), later Bugs Bunny - Bugs Bunny ) together. Here also other cartoon characters as Daffy Duck, Sylvester and Tweety, Elmer Fudd, Foghorn Leghorn the rooster or small Goshawk Henry were represented. More TV compilations of old Warner cartoons are the fastest mouse in Mexico and Porky Pig.


After brief appearances in the films Our dream you are ( My Dream is Yours, 1948), Two Guys from Texas (1949) and Who Framed Roger Rabbit ( Who framed Roger Rabbit, 1988) got bugs starring in the films Space Jam ( 1996) and Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), where he spoke Sven Plate. For all films are combined with animated cartoons live action movies. Besides, some compilations of old cartoons were hunting wild swashbuckling '', which includes some of the cartoons produced by Chuck Jones in the movie theaters, for example, '' Bugs Bunny.


The list of videos available on German is very confusing. This is due to the so-called public-domain cartoons, which was forgotten in the United States to renew the U.S. copyright and may be published by anyone who comes to the templates since then. This cartoon classics came on several low-cost video labels to Germany. Since the synchronous rights to do so are not free, there are many inferior German language versions. A relatively good synchronization offer the VHS tapes of the labels Bambini and Europe ( " Kaleidoscope of Children's World", " Bugs Bunny and his friends "). Most of the characters were doing music by Hartmut Neugebauer and Ekkehardt Belle.

For home and rental video market was Warner Bros. since 1984 to create various VHS series. The best known is probably Warner cartoons. This nine-part series was published until 1996, four times (1989, 1990, 1993 and 1996). The set includes eight episodes of a character or character -trailer: Bugs Bunny, Roadrunner & Willi Coyote, Pepe the skunk, Porky Pig, Tweety & Sylvester, Foghorn Leghorn, Speedy Gonzales, Elmer Fudd and Daffy Duck. The latest 1996 version contained only five cartoons, instead of the original eight. The VHS tapes Bugs Bunny, Tweety & Sylvester, Foghorn Leghorn, Elmer Fudd and Daffy Duck included the TV versions Gerd Vespermann and Dieter Kursawe.

The basis of the remaining videotapes forms the twelve -part series "Bugs Bunny Video Show" in 1984., Which contains a specially created for the video market dubbed version with hamburger speakers. Many characters have been taken over by Wolfgang Draeger and Andreas von der Meden. 1991 brought the Warner Bros. with a total of six VHS tapes a mix of the material published to date under the title " Bugs Bunny and Friends" out. 1993 followed also "Bugs Bunny 2 " and " Daffy Duck 2 ", which you anhängte to the Warner cartoons series. The Daffy cassette contains completely " new " material, which had been worked for ZDF. Among other things, the consequences of late piggy -Dick synchronization with Wolfgang Spier and Wilfried autumn.

Between 1986 and 1990, was MGM / UA further thirteen videotapes with Looney Tunes classics synchronize. This time we stayed that Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck were given their known from the television voices. Five of the thirteen cassettes were Bugs Bunny dedicated ( " Bugs Bunny Super Rabbit", " Bugs Bunny Superstar ", " Bugs Bunny and his enemies," "Bugs Bunny's funny magic world" and " Bugs Bunny the largest shark of all time "). Included were very early cartoons, whose rights were at MGM / UA. ( Was the " Daffy Duck " written ) Gerd Vespermann spoke for Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck Dieter Kursawe for. The MGM / UA tapes later appeared in a new edition of European labels.

In the course of the movie Space Jam to Warner announced in 1997 with six " The Stars of Space Jam " -VHS back. From this point, the Looney Tunes characters had new voices. For Bugs Bunny was chosen Sven Plate, who had already spoken Plucky Duck in the Tiny Toons. Similarly confusing the decision Gerd Vespermann was to have been played for on the VHS tapes of the Advertising Space Jam magazine "All Karotti " talk.

All this apparently did not stop the sales success, since in the same year that five more videos on the market: "Bugs & Tweety ", " Bugs & Daffy ," " Bugs & Marvin ", " Bugs & Roadrunner " and " Bugs & Speedy ". Again, the voices from Space Jam were heard. This circumstance you probably forgot at the latest Looney Tunes DVDs.

The two video series from 1997 in any case form the basis for the Warner Looney Tunes DVDs. Not synchronized episodes got until 2003 their German sound. This had another voice changes result in but only at first Porky Pig. The latest arrived Bugs Bunny VHS were wildlife documentaries with inserted clips from the Looney Tunes. Five of them (lions, monkeys, bears, sea lions and elephants) were published in 1997.