Happy birthday, Bugs Bunny!
If you can believe it, the hilarious hare is turning 75-years-old today! He debuted in the Warner Bros. cartoon A Wild Hare July 27, 1940!
This silly rabbit has brought joy to families for three quarters of a century, so we thought to celebrate we would take a walk down memory lane and relive Bugs’ best disguises!
Whether it was to outsmart a predator, to best his frenemy Daffy Duck, or just to slip into a sexy little number, here are Bugs’ most iconic Looney Tunes disguises!
Rabbit Hood (1949)
In medieval England, Bugs tries to “poach” one of the king’s carrots and is arrested by the Sheriff of Nottingham. Bugs gets his revenge by posing as the king and selling the King’s Royal Garden to the sheriff as the perfect place to build a house!
Ali Baba Bunny (1957)
In the Arabian dessert, a Sultan hires a guard to watch his treasure when Bugs and Daffy stumble upon the scene. The guard is about to chop the rabbit, when Bugs disguises himself to be a genie in a bottle and fools the guard with a rich offer for releasing him.
Rabbit Seasoning (1952)
One of the iconic Bugs in drag moments was when he appeared as a Lana Turner type, who coerces Elmer Fudd to shoot her a duck dinner!
Rabbit Fire (1951)
In the first short of the “hunting season trilogy,” Daffy sees a sign that Bugs has nailed to a tree saying “Duck Season Open.” Daffy then disguises himself as Bugs, telling Elmer that it’s “Duck season.” But Bugs appears disguised as Daffy, complete with webbed feet and a fake bill.
What’s Opera, Doc? (1957)
Regarded as one of the most iconic Looney Tunes cartoons in history, this story features Elmer Fudd chasing Bugs through a parody of 19th-century classical composer Richard Wagner‘s operas. Elmer is stopped in his tracks by the sight of a beautiful Valkyrie Brunnhilde — Bugs in obvious disguise riding a voluptuous horse!
[Image via Warner Bros..]