Happy birthday Bugs
Happy 82nd birthday to Bugs Bunny the animated cartoon character who is beloved for his starring roles in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of Warner Bros theatrical short films. Although he had been in some black and white cartoons in the late 1930s his official debut was July 27, 1940, during the Golden Age of American Animation in "A Wild Hare" You can see his debut by clicking here. There have been many updates to the popular Bunny but for ardent fans, Mel Blanc's voice and the early cartoons will always be considered classic.
The popularity of the "Waskally Wabbit led to his becoming a cultural icon in America and a corporate mascot for the Warner Bros. company. He was originally voiced by the iconic Mel Blanc, who described Bugs's voice as being "a mixture of Brooklyn and Bronx accents." Bugs is now voiced by a variety of voice actors but for many Blanc's version will always be the official one. Bugs is loved for his catchphrase "Eh, what's up, Doc?" which he usually utters while chewing a carrot.
Celebrations for Bugs Bunny
Toon in With Me on MeTV will be celebrating Bugs the entire week of July 25-29 by showing popular episodes of classic cartoons as well as insights and stories related to Bugs. The fun takes place Monday through Friday from 7:00 until 8:00 a.m. Collector's Call hosted by Lisa Whelchel on Sunday evenings from 6:30 until 7:00 p.m. on MeTV will also celebrate everyone's favorite Bunny with memorabilia.