American cultural icons. Bugs Bunny tradition and future

American cultural icons. Bugs Bunny tradition and future
Isabel del Rio

I love animated cartoons, and one of my favorite is Bugs Bunny. He’s been around for decades!

American cultural icons. Bugs Bunny tradition and future

American cultural icons. Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny is a funny animal character, created by Leon Schlesinger Productions (Warner Bros. Cartoons). His peculiar voice, with a pronounced New York accent, was originally Mel Blanc voice, the Man of a Thousand Voices.

Bugs Bunny takes the American traditions of cinema. Do you know he eats carrots inspired by Clark Gable. In the film It Happened One Night, there’s a moment where Clark Gable is leaning against a fence, talking, and eating a carrot.

Also, Bugs Bunny is a U.S. Marine. In 1943, Bugs appeared wearing a U.S. Marine Corps uniform, and they made Bugs an honorary private of the corps. During World War II, Bugs was promoting and he retired as a Master Sergeant.

But Bugs Bunny is not only part of our memories. In 1997, Bugs Bunny appeared on a commemorative U.S. stamp. In fact, Bugs was the first animated cartoon character to be honored with a US stamp.

Bugs Bunny has appeared in more movies than any other cartoon character. In fact, he is the ninth most portrayed movie character in the world. And he has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

What will be his future? I suppose endless. Because Bugs keeps on appearing in music records, comic books, video games, shows, amusement park rides and commercials. He is one of the top American cultural icons!

Inspirational quotes by Bugs Bunny:

Eh… What’s up, doc?

Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out alive.

Carrots are divine… You get a dozen for a dime, It’s maaaa-gic!

Do you happen to know what the penalty is for shooting a fricasseeing rabbit without a fricasseeing rabbit license?

For shame, doc. Hunting rabbits with an elephant gun. Why don’t you shoot yourself an elephant?

Jumpin’ without a parachute? Kinda dangerous, ain’t it?

I’ll be scared later. Right now I’m too mad.

Here I go with the timid little woodland creature bit again. It’s shameful, but…ehhh, it’s a living.

Video: Bugs Bunny.

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Isabel del Rio

Managing Editor at Yareah® Magazine. Author of ‘Ariza’ (2008) and ‘The Girls of Oil’ (2010)

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