A Witch's Tangled Hare is a color Looney Tunes cartoon starring the famous rabbit character Bugs Bunny. It was released to theaters on October 31. 1959.

Clips from A Witch's Tangled Hare are used in the 1978 animated TV special Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween Special


The cartoon opens with a playwright, who looks similar to William Shakespeare, trying to write a play and coming across a castle with a mailbox that has the word "Macbeth" on it. He then begins to write a story based on the title. The loud screeching laughter of Witch Hazel is soon heard, and she is seen stirring her cauldron. It turns out that the witch has trapped Bugs Bunny and has him sleeping on a platter. Bugs soon wakes up and climbs in the cauldron, thinking it to be a bath. Once he realizes his mistake by reading Hazel's cook book, he jumps out and runs for his life.

Bugs runs for the castle, but Witch Hazel pursues him with a cleaver. Bugs heads into Macbeth castle, has a little laughing contest with Hazel, and heads up to the tower. Hazel catches up with him, but Bugs sends her back down with an anvil, which also destroys her broom. Once Hazel recovers, she chases him again, but Bugs dresses like Romeo in order to trick her. Once Bugs runs out of the castle, he finds the playwright from the beginning of the short. It turns out that the playwright's name is Sam Crubish. He happens to know Witch Hazel and they once arranged to go out together on a date.

However, it is revealed that the date never happened because Crubish had the wrong apartment number. He says that Witch Hazel asked him to come to apartment 2B. Witch Hazel insists that she did not. Sam and Hazel leave, arguing about whether or not the witch said 2B, as Bugs quotes the most famous line from Hamlet: "To be, or not to be. That is the question."

External links

See the article on A Witch's Tangled Hare on Fandom's LooneyTunes wiki.
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