Sunday, July 27, 2008

What a Wabbit!

We interrupt my Disney mood for the following post:

My favorite toons have always been Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes with their unique brand of humor. And the most popular of the LTs is none other than that "wascally wabbit" himself, Bugs Bunny!
On this day in 1940, Bugs lit up the screen in the classic Tex Avery short "A Wild Hare". And from that moment on, the wabbit has been entertaining audiences the world over. No wonder TV Guide named him the number one greatest cartoon character of all time! (Sorry, Mickey, you only made it to number nineteen.)

The wabbit even got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! And that's the highest honor any movie actor can receive! (Pic from the wabbit's Wikipedia page.)

The best way I can celebrate the wabbit's b-day is to share with these fan-made music videos of Bugs' rap song from the "Space Jam" soundtrack, "Buggin'": this version uses classic cartoon clips (courtesy of Forman7)
while the other has clips from "Space Jam" (courtesy of LURK).

Bugs shares his birthday with another important figure in my life: my mother! (Although, she was born a couple of decades after Bugs.) So,
to any of her co-workers out there who might be reading this blog, be sure to E-Mail her a birthday greeting today, would ya? It would really make her day.

In conclusion, I just wanna say "Happy Birthday" to the world's most
famous "old gray hare"! Only two more years 'til the big 7-0!(Screenshot from Matthew Hunter's Too Looney!)

We now return you to my Disney mood, still in progress.