Cinema: Rabbit Stew

BUGS BUNNY SUPERSTAR Directed by LARRY JACKSON

Now this particular rabbit had a fast line of back talk, a keen sense of irony and an indomitable lust for survival. Cartoon heroes, if you think about it, tend to be victims. Either that or insufferable, like Mickey Mouse. Only Bugs Bunny managed to triumph in his struggles against an assortment of splenetic aggressors without ever getting smug.

Staring down the double barrels of Elmer Fudd's shotgun or outrunning some improbably hirsute monster in sneakers, Bugs simultaneously courted disaster and mocked it. His wiseacre bravado caught...

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