Bugs Bunny's Easter Special

Bugs Bunny's Easter Special (also known as The Bugs Bunny Easter Special and Bugs Bunny's Easter Funnies) is a Looney Tunes television special featuring a number of Warner Bros. cartoons. It originally debuted on the CBS network on Thursday, April 7, 1977.

Bugs Bunny's Easter Special
Story byDavid Detiege
Friz Freleng
Directed byGerry Chiniquy
Friz Freleng
Chuck Jones
Robert McKimson
Voices ofMel Blanc
June Foray
Composer(s)Milt Franklyn
Doug Goodwin
William Lava
John Seely
Carl W. Stalling
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)Hal Geer
William L. Hendricks
Editor(s)Rick Steward
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Warner Bros. Animation
DePatie–Freleng Enterprises
DistributorWarner Bros. Television
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseApril 7, 1977

Cast

Plot

The Easter bunny is ill, Granny needs to find a replacement for him and suggests Bugs Bunny. When she reaches the Warner Bros. lot, she finds to her disappointment that Bugs is tied up in filming Knighty Knight Bugs but offers to work out a solution after filming wraps up. Meanwhile, Daffy Duck, partially overhearing the conversation, eagerly offers Granny his services, but always dresses up in the wrong Easter-related outfit (such as an Easter egg or an Easter basket). Still tied up after filming two more shorts, Bugs decides to suggest other Looney Tunes stars, who are likewise unable or unsuited.

In the end, Bugs offers to serve as the bunny's replacement if the work can be delayed until a week after Easter; Granny considers this unacceptable, but the Easter Bunny, apparently well, arrives, and thus Bugs's services are no longer needed. In the end, the supposed Easter Bunny reveals himself to be Daffy in an Easter bunny suit (finally getting it right), which neither surprises nor disappoints Bugs or Granny, having known all along it was Daffy.

Home Media

This special was released on DVD in 2011, in time for the Easter holiday.

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