Bewitched Bunny

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Bewitched Bunny
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Production company Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date July 24, 1954
Starring Mel Blanc
Bea Benaderet
Producer(s) Edward Selzer
Music composed by Carl Stalling
Story by Michael Maltese
Animation Lloyd Vaughan
Ken Harris
Ben Washam
Director(s) Charles M. Jones
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Bewitched Bunny' is the three-hundredth and thirty-eighth Looney Tunes theatrical short. It was released by Warner Bros. Pictures and The Vitaphone Corporation on July 24, 1954. It was written by Michael Maltese, produced by Edward Selzer, and directed by Chuck Jones.

After saving Hansel and Gretel from being Witch Hazel's dinner, Bugs has to save himself from becoming Hazel's dinner.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Gretel: Mein name ist Gretel.
Hansel: Und mein name ist Hooonsel.
Bugs: Honsel? Hooonsel? Hon-sel? (gentle voice) Run for ya dear little lives! For she is a witch and means tah cook ya for her supper!
Gretel: ACH!
(Hansel and Gretel attempt to run away but not before stopping in front of Witch Hazel)
Hansel and Gretel: AAAACH, ya muddah rides und vacuum cleaner!

Bugs: Ah, sure, I know. But aren't they all witches inside?


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Bugs Bunny Mel Blanc
Witch Hazel Bea Benaderet
Hansel Mel Blanc
Gretel Bea Benaderet


  • Earth
    • Forest
      • Hazel's candy cottage


  • Hansel and Gretel storybook
  • Magic powder grenade





The music was composed by Carl Stalling. It uses a different rendition of the What's Up Doc? theme.


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: July 24, 1954 in theatres

Behind the scenes

  • This cartoon updates the Bugs Bunny introduction card, which has a different font and placing the words "Bugs Bunny" into one line, instead of two to fit. The fade-in was also placed in the title card instead of the curtain sequence used before 1954. This would be used in all cartoons until the 1956 Merrie Melodies cartoon, Half-Fare Hare, where it would be updated again with a different Bugs design starting in Wideo Wabbit.

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