Hare-um Scare-um (1939)

Hare-um Scare-um ReviewHare-um Scare-um Review

Hare-um Scare-um is a 1939 animated short film from the Merry Melodies series. It is a very good short.

It stars the early prototype of Bugs Bunny who is now grey instead of white and thus much more closer to his classic design. I am looking forward to the final design. A man named John is rabbit hunting along with his dog. Bugs first disposes of the dog and then manages to make a fool of the man himself.

The story is standard but really well done. The animation is solid, but not great. The gags are quite funny, but not hilarious or particularly original. Still, I really liked that ending which was a multi-punch ending so well executed. I liked the song and how the rabbit was pretty talkative. The dog stuff was weaker, but John’s scenes are the highlights. I also loved that Porky Pig poster sequence.

Hare-um Scare-um definitely needed more work, but still it is a very entertaining short filled with a bunch of very solid gags and scenes.

My Rating – 4

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