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"Bewitched Bunny" is a color Looney Tunes cartoon. It was released to theaters on July 24, 1954.

Plot

The short begins with Bugs Bunny reading the classic story of Hansel and Gretel. Bugs notices Witch Hazel bringing the children into her house so she can cook them, so he decides to rescue them in the disguise of a truant officer. Once he does, the witch changes plan and decides to have Bugs for dinner. She makes a sleeping potion, pours it into a carrot, and gives it to Bugs. Once he has eaten the tainted carrot, Bugs is out like a light.

While Hazel heads to the basement to get something else, a character resembling Prince Charming enters and kisses Bugs's hand. However, once awake, Bugs tells him that he's in the wrong story. Bugs then races to try and escape, but he gets trapped. Bugs notices a case that says: "In case of emergency, break glass". The rabbit breaks the glass, finds a grenade full of magic powder, unknown to him, and throws it at Hazel.

The result of the grenade exploding, is Hazel transforming into a female rabbit, but she still has her laugh. Bugs then turns to the audience, breaks the fourth wall, and says either (depending on which version the viewers are watching): "Ah sure, I know. But aren't they all witches inside?" or "Sure uh, I know. But after all, who wants to be lonely on Halloween?"

Trivia

  • The short caused controversy in Canada because of Bugs's ending line. So, the line was edited out in the 1980's and replaced in later versions. However, the short aired with its original ending in tact as recently as 2015 on the Canadian cable channel Teletoon Retro.
  • This short is part of Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween Special.
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