The Essential Bugs Bunny

The Essential Bugs Bunny is a DVD set featuring cartoons focusing on Bugs Bunny. It was released on October 12, 2010.[1]


The contents are split over two discs. The first disc features 12 Bugs Bunny theatrical shorts which have all previously been released on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection sets, except for the restored version of A Wild Hare (which instead was previously released on the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection). Previous Golden Collections have had it unrestored as part of specials/documentaries in the bonus features. The second disc features TV specials, more recent shorts, a movie excerpt and a featurette.[2]

Disc 1

# Title Co-Stars Release Date Director
1 Elmer's Candid Camera Elmer
March 2, 1940 (1940-03-02)
Chuck Jones
2 A Wild Hare Elmer
July 27, 1940 (1940-07-27)
Tex Avery
3 The Old Grey Hare Elmer
October 28, 1944 (1944-10-28)
Bob Clampett
4 Baseball Bugs
February 2, 1946 (1946-02-02)
Friz Freleng
5 Hair-Raising Hare Gossamer
May 25, 1946 (1946-05-25)
Chuck Jones
6 Haredevil Hare Marvin, K-9
July 24, 1948 (1948-07-24)
Chuck Jones
7 8 Ball Bunny Playboy Penguin
July 8, 1950 (1950-07-08)
Chuck Jones
8 Rabbit of Seville Elmer
December 16, 1950 (1950-12-16)
Chuck Jones
9 Rabbit Fire Daffy, Elmer
May 19, 1951 (1951-05-19)
Chuck Jones
10 Show Biz Bugs Daffy
November 2, 1957 (1957-11-02)
Friz Freleng
11 Knighty Knight Bugs Sam
August 23, 1958 (1958-08-23)
Friz Freleng
12 What's Opera, Doc? Elmer
July 6, 1957 (1957-07-06)
Chuck Jones

Disc 2

Title Release Date Director Type Previous DVD release
My Dream Is Yours
April 16, 1949 (1949-04-16)
Friz Freleng excerpt from the movie Golden Collection Volume 1
How Bugs Bunny Won the West November 15, 1978 James Davis/Hal Geer TV special N/A
Bugs Bunny's Wild World of Sports February 15, 1989 Greg Ford/Terry Lennon TV special N/A
August 25, 1995 (1995-08-25)
Douglas McCarthy short Casablanca Two-Disc Special Edition
Hare and Loathing in Las Vegas
Peter Shin/Bill Kopp short Australian edition of Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Ain't He a Stinker?
documentary featurette N/A
Bugs and Daffy's Carnival of the Animals
November 22, 1976 (1976-11-22)
Chuck Jones TV special Golden Collection Volume 5
Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers (unedited)
December 31, 1992 (1992-12-31)
Greg Ford/Terry Lennon short Space Jam Two-Disc Special Edition (was edited, is uncut here)
Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All Over
May 21, 1980 (1980-05-21)
Chuck Jones/Phil Monroe TV special Golden Collection Volume 5


  1. Archived copy. Retrieved on 2011-04-20.
  2. Retrieved February 11, 2013.

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Feature Films: The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner MovieThe Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny MovieBugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit TalesDaffy Duck's Fantastic IslandDaffy Duck's QuackbustersSpace JamThe Looney Tunes Hall of FameLooney Tunes: Back in Action
Specials: Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovie GhouliesCarnival of the AnimalsBugs Bunny's Easter FunniesBugs Bunny in SpaceBugs Bunny's Howl-o-Ween SpecialA Connecticut Rabbit in King Arthur's CourtBugs Bunny's ValentineBugs Bunny's Looney Christmas TalesHow Bugs Bunny Won the WestThe Bugs Bunny Mother's Day SpecialBugs Bunny's Thanksgiving DietDaffy Duck's Easter SpecialBugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All OverThe Bugs Bunny Mystery SpecialDaffy Duck's Thanks-For-Giving SpecialBugs Bunny: All American HeroBugs Bunny's Mad World of TelevisionAn Ounce of PreventionBugs vs. Daffy: Battle of the Music Video StarsBugs Bunny's Wild World of SportsHappy Birthday Bugs! 50 Looney YearsBugs Bunny's Overtures to DisasterBugs Bunny's Creature FeaturesBugs Bunny's Lunar Tunes

Main characters: Barnyard DawgBeaky BuzzardBugs BunnyCecil TurtleCharlie DogClaude CatDaffy DuckElmer FuddFoghorn LeghornGossamerGrannyHector the BulldogHenery HawkHippety HopperHubie and BertieLola BunnyMac and ToshMarc Anthony and PussyfootMarvin the MartianMichigan J. FrogMiss PrissyPenelope PussycatPepé Le PewPete PumaPorky PigRalph WolfRoad RunnerSam SheepdogSpeedy GonzalesSylvesterSylvester Jr.TazThe CrusherTweety BirdWile E. CoyoteWitch HazelYosemite Sam

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