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Bugs Bunny: Big Top Bunny

By Paul Trandahl, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Classic, inventive cartooning.

Movie NR 1951 71 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 2+

Show this to you baby’s it’s very educational

age 10+

Ignore the bad reviews

Looney tunes is a classic, the parents saying they never understood the violence watched the syndicated versions which cut out the violence, racial slurs and transgender stereotypes. Just shut up and let kids watch this, it's funny, stop feeding them Dora, Barney and Teletubbies. Let them watch the grand-daddy of modern animated entertainment.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (3 ):

It can't be said often enough: Bugs Bunny is one of the greatest cartoon characters ever conceived, and this collection offers 10 reasons why. By giving us 10 cartoons that encompass three decades of the rabbit's career, the range of the character becomes especially clear. Every cartoon here is worthwhile, but a few deserve special mention. "Water Water Every Hare" features Bugs against the red-haired, tennis shoe-wearing monster. It includes the classic bit when Bugs becomes a chatty hairdresser who insists on giving the monster an explosive perm, and boasts a dreamlike conclusion, when the mad scientist continues his pursuit of Bugs in slow motion after both have inhaled ether.

"Rabbit Rampage" is a Chuck Jones remake of his classic of classics "Duck Amuck," in which Daffy Duck was tormented by an off-screen animator. This time it's Bugs who's abused by a malicious artist, and although it doesn't reach the heights of the earlier cartoon, there are enough standout visual gags to make it an enjoyable effort. "The Abominable Snow Rabbit," contains one of Daffy's most memorable lines. After betraying Bugs to the Abominable Snowman, who is determined to keep one of them as a pet, he proclaims, "I'm not like other people. I can't stand pain. It hurts me." And finally, "Rabbit's Kin" pits Bugs against Pete Puma, who, with his oddball voice and extremely bizarre laugh, ranks as Bugs's all-time strangest adversary.

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