is a Warner Bros.
theatrical Merrie Melodies
cartoon. It was directed by Isadore "Friz" Freleng
, written by Michael Maltese
, and produced by Leon Schlesinger
. It was released to theatres on August 22, 1942.
thumb|left|300px|The short for Fresh Hare.
In this short, the rotund early-1940s version of Elmer Fudd
is portrayed as a Mountie
, in pursuit of Bugs Bunny
, who is wanted for a litany of crimes, as stated by Elmer Fudd. The crimes, here corrected for Elmer's rounded-l-and-r speech
, are listed below:
"Resisting an officer, assault
, disturbing the peace
, miscellaneous misdemeanors
, public nuisance
, traffic violations
, going through a boulevard stop, jaywalking
, triple parking
, conduct unbecoming to a rabbit", and "violating traffic regulations".
As a result of these accusations, Bugs is a wanted rabbit, chased across the snow-packed tundra
of Canada by Elmer. Elmer tries to get Bugs out of his burrow
, but instead of getting Bugs in the handcuffs, he gets a bomb and frantically searches for his keys. Bugs then looks for the handcuff key while going through keys to "the garage, the car, the front door, Bugs then whistles to the audience "woo woo!", and the back door", and finally has the key, but Elmer blows up off-screen, and as Bugs tells the audience "Oh, well", Elmer finally catches him but Bugs distracts Elmer by wearing his hat and impersonating a Mountie and telling... Read More