Apes of Wrath

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Apes of Wrath is a 1959 animated short featuring Bugs Bunny. This cartoon recycles the plot from the previous animated short Gorilla My Dreams (1948).

Plot[edit]

Bugs is apparently in the woods, and an intoxicated stork is talking to himself while a gorilla baby walks out of his bag. He wants a new baby or he'll be kicked out of the Stork Club. He sees Bugs roasting a carrot and singing. He knocks him out and sends him to the gorilla house. He brings in the bag closed and they are both excited, until they open the bag, which reveals Bugs. Elvis (the male gorilla) goes to get a mallet but the mother (dubbed "MAMA!" throughout the episode) stops him. He tries to get away but the mother spanks him for running away.

Elvis growls at Bugs and she hits him over the head with a rolling pin, to get him to stop scaring the "Baby". He plays horsey with Bugs and he throws him up into the air and he lands on Elvis. And he chases Bugs. Later Bugs and Mrs. Elvis chase him and hit him. The stork brings their real baby back and Elvis chases Bugs. Bugs finally appreciates the danger he is in when he crosses a rope bridge and tries to keep Elvis at bay threatening to cut it if the gorilla crosses it; Elvis instead pulls the entire opposing cliffside to him in one effortless yank. After he goes up top and Bugs to the bottom, he throws a huge rock, he dashes away, and it hits the mother. ("ELVIS! Guess what the baby said?") She begins to hit him offscreen and Bugs says "I'd like to see him eeh-ooh-aah-ooh and butt his way outta this one!" Then the stork delivers Bugs a baby, which turns out to be Daffy. "Ooh, I love you mommy!" he says just before the cartoon ends.

Censorship[edit]

  • On ABC, all the scenes with the drunk stork were edited out (including the part near the end where Daffy dives into Bugs's arms and kisses him), along with the scenes of the father gorilla getting hit in the head by his wife and Bugs.
  • When this cartoon was shown as part of the clip show movie, "Bugs Bunny's 1001 Rabbit Tales," Bugs' line, "Eh, so I'll be a monkey" after he decides to stay with the gorilla family was redubbed to "Eh, I'll sell books later" (to coincide with the plot about Daffy and Bugs selling stories of their wackiest adventures).

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Preceded by
Hare-Abian Nights
Bugs Bunny Cartoons
1940-1964
Succeeded by
Backwoods Bunny