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Just in Time for the Holidays: ‘Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection’

Collector’s set features 60 theatrical shorts, bonus content, documentary, 10 episodes of new ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons,’ and a full-size Bugs Bunny glitter Funko figure - in stores December 1.

It’s Bugs Bunny’s 80th anniversary and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is celebrating with the December 1 release of Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection, featuring 60 theatrical shorts on Blu-ray, plus a full-size Bugs Bunny glitter Funko figure. The special collection includes a digital copy of the 60 original theatrical shorts; a new documentary; 10 episodes of the Looney Tunes Cartoons (new HBO Max series); and an introductory letter from animation historian Jerry Beck. The collection is priced at $74.99 ($89.99 Canada).   

What’s Up, Doc? Hollywood star Bugs Bunny takes part in a phone interview poolside.

Bugs Bunny, one of animation’s most recognizable characters, first hopped onto the screen in 1940 and has been a pop-culture icon ever since. More than eight generations have enjoyed the timeless antics of the carrot-munching wise guy. Clever pranks and one-liners are included, along with interviews with animators, historians, and superstars as well as works by Bob Clampett, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson, Friz Freleng, Tex Avery.

What’s Opera, Doc? Elmer Fudd sings opera as he is hunting rabbits.

Included are Academy Award-nominated/winning shorts such as A Wild Hare and Knighty Knight Bugs. Other popular favorites include Baseball Bugs, Hair Raising Hare, Bugs Bunny Rides Again, 8 Ball Bunny, The Rabbit of Seville, and What’s Opera Doc? See the evolution of the look and sound of Bugs Bunny’s character while watching classic shorts spanning several decades, starting with early works from the 1940s, to cartoons which debuted in the 1990s.

“Bugs Bunny is one of the most beloved, iconic cartoon characters in pop culture history,” remarked Mary Ellen Thomas, VP, family & animation. “He has delighted generations of fans for 80 years. We have put together a beautiful collection with a wide-ranging assortment of cartoons that celebrate Bugs Bunny’s incredible body of work. Fans of all ages will want to own this eye-catching collection, which commemorates Bugs Bunny’s landmark anniversary with some of his most popular cartoons presented in high definition and also contains some fun extras, like a full-size glitter Funko figure, exclusively available in this giftset. This is a release no collector will want to miss.”

Bonus Content:

  • New Documentary: Bugs Bunny’s 80th What’s Up Doc-umentary!
  • 10 Looney Tunes Cartoons episodes
  • Digital copy of 60 shorts

Disc #1:

1. “Elmer’s Candid Camera”

2. “A Wild Hare”

3. “Hold the Lion, Please”

4. “Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid”

5. “Super-Rabbit”

6. “Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk”

7. “What’s Cookin’ Doc?”

8. “Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears”

9. “Hare Ribbin”

10. “The Old Grey Hare”

11. “Baseball Bugs”

12. “Hair Raising Hare”

13. “Racketeer Rabbit”

14. “Bugs Bunny Rides Again”

15. “Haredevil Hare”

16. “Hot Cross Bunny”

17. “Hare Splitter”

18. “Knights Must Fall”

19. “What’s Up Doc?”

20. “8 Ball Bunny”

Disc #2:

1. “The Rabbit of Seville”

2. “Rabbit Every Monday”

3. “Fair Haired Hare”

4. “Rabbit Fire”

5. “His Hare Raising Tale”

6. “Hare Lift”

7. “Upswept Hare”

8. “Robot Rabbit

9. “Captain Hareblower”

10. “No Parking Hare”

11. “Yankee Doodle Bugs”

12. “Lumber-Jack Rabbit”

13. “Baby Buggy Bunny”

14. “Hare Brush”

15. “This is a Life?”

16. “Rabbitson Crusoe”

17. “Napoleon Bunny-Part”

18. “Half Fare Hare”

19. “Pikers Peak”

20. “What’s Opera, Doc?

Disc #3:

1. “Bugsy and Mugsy”

2. “Show Biz Bugs”

3. “Hare-Less Wolf”

4. “Now, Hare This”

5. “Knighty Knight Bugs”

6. “Hare-Abian Nights”

7. “Backwoods Bunny”

8. “Wild and Woolly Hare

9. “Bonanza Bunny”

10. “People are Bunny”

11. “Person to Bunny”

12. “Rabbit’s Feat”

13. “From Hare to Heir”

14. “Compressed Hare”

15. “Prince Violent”

16. “Shishkabugs”

17. “The Million Hare”

18. “The Unmentionables”

19. “False Hare”

20. “Blooper Bunn”

Disc #3:

1. “Bugsy and Mugsy”

2. “Show Biz Bugs”

3. “Hare-Less Wolf”

4. “Now, Hare This”

5. “Knighty Knight Bugs”

6. “Hare-Abian Nights”

7. “Backwoods Bunny”

8. “Wild and Woolly Hare”

9. “Bonanza Bunny”

10. “People are Bunny”

11. “Person to Bunny”

12. “Rabbit’s Feat”

13. “From Hare to Heir”

14. “Compressed Hare”

15. “Prince Violent”

16. “Shishkabugs”

17. “The Million Hare”

18. “The Unmentionables”

19. “False Hare”

20. “Blooper Bunn”

Digital

Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection is already available to own on digital allowing consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices.  Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and others.  

Source: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

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