Bugs vs. Daffy: Battle of the Music Video Stars

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Bugs vs. Daffy: Battle of the Music Video Stars
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Production company Warner Bros. Animation
Release date October 21, 1988
Starring Mel Blanc
Producer(s) Steven S. Greene
Katherine Helppie-Shipley
Music composed by Milt Franklyn
Carl W. Stalling
Story by Greg Ford
Terry Lennon
Director(s) Greg Ford
Terry Lennon
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Bugs vs. Daffy: Battle of the Music Video Stars is a television special that aired on October 21, 1988 on CBS.

It features music videos from classic Looney Tunes shorts, and revolves around two competing television stations that are hosted by Bugs Bunny (WABBIT) and Daffy Duck (KPUT).

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


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In order of appearance:

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Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: October 21, 1988 on CBS

Behind the scenes

  • It was one of the first specials produced by Warner Bros. where new animation was both traditionally and digitally inked and painted.
  • With the exception of the classic footage, it is also the first Looney Tunes television special to be broadcast in stereo.
  • The theme music for WABBIT is the music score of Bugs Bunny's theme song What's Up, Doc?, which played over numerous Bugs Bunny cartoon title cards of the early-1950s.
  • The 2003 Space Jam two-disc box set release of the special has an altered soundtrack with loud music and new sound effects, which made it hard to hear what Bugs and Daffy are saying. Additionally, one of the clips in Scrap Happy Daffy (where Daffy sings with his reflections from the mirror) was cut due to the inclusion of WWII caricatures such as Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, amongst others. The 1992 VHS, however, has the original soundtrack and the uncut version of the clip from Scrap Happy Daffy.
  • Yankee Doodle Daffy, The Fair Haired Hare, and bridging sequences from The Bugs Bunny Show are the only footage sources that appear twice in this TV special.

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