NATIONAL BUGS BUNNY DAY
National Bugs Bunny Day on April 30th commemorates the date the famous bunny first appeared in a short film in 1938.
Known for his comical antics, Bugs Bunny created memorable roles in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons produced by Warner Bros. The wascally wabbit caused many a raucous scene for his castmates Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, Porky Pig, Pepe Le Pew, and Marvin the Martian. However, his eminent counterpart was forever the estimable hunter, Elmer Fudd.
His popular catchphrase, “What’s up, doc?” continues to be associated with the humorous bunny. He first appeared in 1938 in Porky’s Hare Hunt as a Happy Rabbit but later solidified his character as Bugs Bunny in the 1940 A Wild Hare.
Over the years, various actors have voiced the animated bunny. However, Mel Blanc originally voiced the iconic “Eh, what’s up, doc?” voice and he did so for almost 50 years.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL BUGS BUNNY DAY
Celebrate the day by hosting a Bugs Bunny cartoon marathon party. On April 30th, wish Bugs Bunny a Happy Birthday using #NationalBugsBunnyDay on Social Media.
NATIONAL BUGS BUNNY DAY HISTORY
The observance commemorates the day Bugs Bunny first debuted in the animated world.