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10 facts about Bugs Bunny, who is already 80 years old

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Looney Tunes debuted on American television in 1940 and quickly spread to several countries, gaining a large number of fans around the globe. One of the show’s most iconic characters is Bugs Bunny.the famous rabbit who uses his cleverness to get out of trouble and get along in the end.

As a way to celebrate more than 80 years of the character on TV, we brought you a list of 10 curiosities about Bugs Bunny. Check it out below!

1. Bugs Bunny has already won an Oscar

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During its entire history, Bugs Bunny has been nominated for an Oscar three times. The first nomination took place in 1940 with the feature Wild Hare 🇧🇷Crazy Hunt🇧🇷 Two years later, the character was nominated again with the short Hiawatha’s Rabbit Hunt 🇧🇷Hiawatha’s Rabbit Hunt), but he also didn’t take the prize home.

Finally, the long-awaited statuette came in 1958 with Knightly-Knight Bugs 🇧🇷Bugs Bunny Knight), winning in the category of Best Animated Short.

2. The character’s voice actor was the same as Daffy Duck

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Mel Blanc, a former American actor, became known worldwide for providing the voice of great characters, such as Bugs Bunny. However, what many people don’t know is that the actor also did the dubbing of other Looney Tunes characters, such as Daffy Duck, Frajola and Tweety.

This great ability of Blanc made him create different characteristics and sounds for each member of the show, making everything even more interesting.

3. Bugs Bunny has already “played” with big celebrities

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Since his debut, several productions with Bugs Bunny have been created on television and in theaters, allowing the character to also share moments with great celebrities. Among some famous names are Michael Jordan in space jam 🇧🇷Space Jam: The Game of the Century) and Fraser Martin and Steve Martin in Looney Tunes: Back in Action 🇧🇷Looney Tunes: Back in Action🇧🇷

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4. Was elected as the best cartoon character

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In 2022, Bugs Bunny was voted best cartoon character of all time by “TV Guide” magazine, showing the great popularity that rabbit has in the world. After all, who isn’t in love with the classic “What’s up, old man?”,

5. Bugs Bunny Inspired Woody Woodpecker

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Shortly after starting to do the voices of Bugs Bunny, Mel Blanc also started to voice none other than the famous Woodpecker.

One of the rabbit’s great inspirations for the new character was the laugh used by Blanc in the first episodes, but which shortly afterwards was discarded by the producers. In this way, the actor then began to use it in Pica-Pau, pleasing the viewers.

6. The character was once a postage stamp

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Another great achievement of Bugs Bunny was that he became the first animated character to be made into a US postage stamp. The stamp has a fun image of the rabbit with a carrot in his hand next to a mailbox.

Despite being simple, many people were excited about the launch, making it the seventh best-selling label in the history of the country🇧🇷 It’s a lot of power!

7. Bugs Bunny Has a Brooklyn Accent

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Bugs Bunny is a typical New York “citizen”, more specifically from the East region of New York. For this reason, he has a typical Brooklyn accent in the English version of the cartoon. As it is not possible to replicate the same accent in Portuguese due to linguistic issues, many fans are unaware of this curiosity.

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8. Character is an attraction in several theme parks around the world

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Bugs Bunny’s success is so great that the character is an attraction in several theme parks around the world. In Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, he has an exclusive area at Warner Bros.World Abu Dhabi along with Daffy Duck.

The same happened at Parque Warner in Madrid, which has several attractions related to rabbits. In Brazil, the character is also represented in Hopi Hari from The Looney Tunes Show.

9. Bugs Bunny has a star on the Walk of Fame

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A curiosity that few people know is that the Hollywood Walk of Fame also has stars for some fictional characters. One of them is Bugs Bunny, who conquered a space on the famous sidewalk in 1985. Currently, he is the only Warner character that is present on Boulevard Street.

10. Bugs Bunny has many talents

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Throughout his 80 years, Bugs Bunny has shown himself to be a very talented rabbit. That’s because he’s played the piano, been a baseball player, sang opera and was the creator of several disguises during the show to deceive other characters.

He still always has answers on the tip of his tongue and that’s why hardly misses a good discussionshowing that he is an excellent strategist when he wants to achieve something.

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