A Feather in His Hare

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A Feather in His Hare is a Warner Brothers Looney Tunes animated short, directed by Chuck Jones. It was originally released on February 7, 1948. The title is yet another pun on "hair".

This was the first Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Chuck Jones that features the modern design of Bugs instead of the version Jones used from Super-Rabbit to Hair-Raising Hare, which was a shorter and slightly differed version of the character.


Plot[edit]

This is a twist on the usual Elmer-chasing-Bugs cartoon, with the bunny's pursuer this time being a dopey Native Americans in the United States. The Indian's body shape, along with the glasses he wears, suggest that he is meant to be a parody of Ed Wynn, although the voice does not match.

Most of the episode is spent with Bugs getting vengeance by "thinking up some more deviltry for that Apache." At the climactic moment, Bugs, looking at the camera, asks "Who does he think he is?", the Indian answers, "Me? Me last Mohican!". "The Last of the Mohicans, eh?", Bugs says, "Well, Geronimo, cast your eyes skyward." Looking up, he sees several storks carrying infant versions of the goofy Indian, and passes out.

The bunny, laughing hysterically, happens to cast his own eyes skyward, and sees hundreds of storks carrying infant bunnies, who shout, in unison, "Eh, what's up, Pop?" Bugs then passes out, falling on top of the unconscious Indian. Iris-out.

Controversy[edit]

This cartoon was one of 12 pulled from Cartoon Network annual June Bugs marathon in 2001 by order of AOL Time Warner due to ethnic stereotyping. It used to be regularly shown on Cartoon Network's Looney Tunes compilation shows (specifically Bugs and Daffy and The Acme Hour), but it features a stereotype of a Native American which some consider offensive.