Broom-Stick Bunny
Directed byChuck Jones
Story byTedd Pierce
Produced byEdward Selzer
StarringMel Blanc
June Foray
(uncredited)
Music byMilt Franklyn
Animation byRichard Thompson
Ken Harris
Ben Washam
Abe Levitow
Layouts byErnie Nordli
Backgrounds byPhilip De Guard
Color processTechnicolor
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date
  • February 25, 1956 (1956-02-25) (U.S.)
Running time
7:09
LanguageEnglish

Broom-Stick Bunny is a 1956 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes short directed by Chuck Jones.[1] The short was released on February 25, 1956, and stars Bugs Bunny.[2] The short is notable for being June Foray's first time working with Jones, though she had previously worked in a couple shorts for other directors. She continued to collaborate with him after Warners' closed their animation department. Foray herself would continue to collaborate with Warner Bros. up until her death.

Plot

On Halloween night, Witch Hazel brews a potion while consulting her magic mirror, revealing her fear of aging. Meanwhile, Bugs Bunny, disguised as a witch, visits her for trick-or-treating. Mistaking Bugs for a fellow witch, Hazel becomes jealous when the mirror suggests Bugs is uglier. Devising a plan, she invites Bugs in, intending to use him in her beauty potion.

As Bugs discovers Hazel's intentions, he tries to escape, prompting a comical chase through the house. Hazel, wielding a cleaver, pursues Bugs until he convinces her of his innocence. Moved by his tearful plea, she spares him, but accidentally drinks the beauty potion meant for Bugs, transforming into a stunning redhead.

Shocked by her own beauty, Hazel seeks validation from her magic mirror, only to find the genie infatuated with her. Terrified, she flees on her broomstick, pursued by the enamored genie on a flying carpet. Bugs, now free, cleverly alerts the authorities to the surreal chase unfolding before him.

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References

  1. ^ Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Henry Holt and Co. p. 283. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2.
  2. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. pp. 60–62. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
Preceded byBugs' Bonnets Bugs Bunny Cartoons 1956 Succeeded byRabbitson Crusoe