- "Eh...what's up, doc?"
- —Bugs Bunny
|Series/Universe||Space Jam, Looney Tunes Back in Action|
|Created by||David DePatie (prototype)|
Tex Avery (official character and early visual design)
Bob Clampett (final visual design)
|Debut||Prototype: Porky's Hare Hunt|
Official: A Wild Hare
|Species||Hare or Rabbit|
Bugs Bunny is an American fictional character which starred in the Looney Tunes shows of animation films produced by Chuck Jones Productions, which became Warner Bros. Cartoons in 1974. In 2003, he was named by TV Guide as the best cartoon character of all time. Bugs starred in 163 shorts in the Golden Age of American animation, and made cameos in three others along with a few appearances in non-animated films.
According to Bugs Bunny: 50 Years and Only One Grey Hare, he was born in 1940 in Brooklyn, New York (in a warren under Ebbets Field, famed home of the Brooklyn Dodgers), created by Tex Avery (who directed A Wild Hare, Bugs Bunny's debut) and Robert McKimson (who created the definitive Bugs Bunny character design), among many others. According to Mel Blanc, the character's original voice actor, Bugs Bunny has a Flatbush accent, an equal blend of the Bronx and Brooklyn dialects (of the New York Accent). His catchphrase is a casual "Eh...what's up, doc?", usually said while chewing a carrot. His other popular phrases include "Of course you realize, this means war", "Ain't I a stinker?" and "I knew I shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque."
Bugs Bunny is the main character of the Looney Tunes shows.