, a 1954 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies
cartoon was released on 12 February 1955. This theatrical cartoon was directed by Chuck Jones
, and starred Mel Blanc
as the voices of Bugs Bunny
and Daffy Duck
. Elmer Fudd
, voiced by Arthur Q. Bryan
, was also featured.
The story begins with setup by Daffy Duck, playing Jack's role:
"Now there goes ah salesman - he trades me out of ah perfectly good, grade A homogenized holstein cow, and for what? Three stupid beans. Jack, yer ah jerk.
Subsequently he tosses out the beans and they land right into Bugs Bunny’s
rabbit hole. A beanstalk erupts shortly after, and Daffy decides to climb it for the cartoon's sake ("I'd better get to work climbing that thing, or we won't have any picture"). During his climb, he meets Bugs who is in bed, and kicks him away, not wanting him to interfere. "I don't remember any rabbit in Jack and the Beanstalk
," Bugs comments, "but there's gonna be one in this
Meanwhile, Daffy reaches the top of beanstalk, excited about stealing the fortune that the giant's castle holds, until he meets the giant himself, who turns out to be Elmer Fudd. Daffy's excitement turns into fear and he runs from the giant just as Bugs reaches the top. As Elmer closes in on the duo, Bugs tells the giant to get Daffy instead, because Daffy is playing as Jack. Daffy frantically tries to pass this off as a lie, and that Bugs
is Jack (Jack-rabbit). Elmer decides to capture... Read More