https://5dmedia.org/?p=3107 | When most people think of Elmer Fudd, the cartoon character from Looney Tunes, they probably don’t think of him as a black man. But there is more history behind this famous cartoon character than most people know. Our team was able to locate and enhance one of the controversial animated shorts in the Merrie Melodies film series and stared Bugs Bunny. This was before the creation of the separate Bugs Bunny film series by Looney Toons. This short is called “All This and Rabbit Stew” and was released to theatres on September 20, 1941 by Warner Bros. and Vitaphone. Throughout the film Bugs Bunny is hunted by a slow-witted African American hunter who sounds and looks like Stepin Fetchit. While you watch the video think about Why is chasing the bunny? What could the bunny represent? The American Dream? The “white” man? And no matter how hard he tries, what is always the outcome?
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