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Bugs Bunny is an animated cartoon character, created in the late 1930s by Leon Schlesinger Productions (later Warner Bros. Cartoons) and voiced originally by Mel Blanc. Bugs is best known for his starring roles in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated short films, produced by Warner Bros. Though a similar character first appeared in the WB cartoon Porky’s Hare Hunt (1938) and a few subsequent shorts, the definitive characterization of Bugs Bunny is widely credited to have debuted in director Tex Avery‘s Oscar-nominated film A Wild Hare (1940).
Bugs is an anthropomorphic gray and white rabbit or hare who is famous for his flippant, insouciant personality. He is also characterized by a Brooklyn accent, his portrayal as a trickster, and his catch phrase “Eh…What’s up, doc?”. Due to Bugs’ popularity during the golden age of American animation, he became not only an American cultural icon and the official mascot of Warner Bros. Entertainment, but also one of the most recognizable characters in the world. He can thus be seen in the older Warner Bros. company logos.
Bugs starred in more than 160 cartoon shorts produced between 1940 and 1964. He has since appeared in feature films, compilation films, TV series, music records, comics, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials. He has also appeared in more films than any other cartoon character, is the 9th most-portrayed film personality in the world, and has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- 1866: THE ATLANTIC CABLE WAS COMPLETED, ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATION BY TELEGRAPH BETWEEN ENGLAND AND THE U.S.
- 1921: RESEARCHERS LED BY BIOCHEMIST FREDERICK BANTING ANNOUNCED THE DISCOVERY OF THE HORMONE INSULIN100 Years Ago
- BORN 1922: NORMAN LEAR (TELEVISION PRODUCER)
- 1940: BUGS BUNNY MADE HIS CARTOON DEBUT
- 1943: COLONEL JOSEPH DUCKWORTH PILOTED THE FIRST PLANE THAT PURPOSELY FLEW INTO THE CENTER OF A HURRICANE
- BORN 1948: PEGGY FLEMING (ICE SKATER)
- 1953: THE UNITED STATES, CHINA, NORTH KOREA, AND SOUTH KOREA SIGNED AN ARMISTICE AGREEMENT, ENDING THE KOREAN WAR
- 1980: AN EARTHQUAKE IN SHARPSBURG, KENTUCKY, MEASURED 5.2 ON THE RICHTER SCALE
- 1988: BIG TRAFFIC JAM IN BOSTON
- DIED 1993: REGGIE LEWIS (BASKETBALL PLAYER)
- 1995: THE KOREAN WAR VETERANS MEMORIAL WAS DEDICATED, WASHINGTON, D.C.
- 1996: AT THE SUMMER OLYMPICS IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA, CANADIAN DONOVAN BAILEY WON THE MEN’S 100-METER DASH IN 9.84 SECONDS, SETTING A WORLD RECORD25 Years Ago
- 1996: IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA, A PIPE BOMB EXPLODED AT CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK DURING THE 1996 SUMMER OLYMPICS25 Years Ago
- DIED 2010: MORRIE R. YOHAI (CREATOR OF CHEEZ DOODLES)
- DIED 2015: NABIRE (NORTHERN WHITE RHINO)
- DIED 2017: SAM SHEPARD (ACTOR & PLAYWRIGHT)
- 2018: TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON.