animated cartoon Elmer's Candid Camera © Warner Bros. / Leon Schlesinger Studios
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Elmer's Candid Camera

After reading a book on how to photograph wildlife, Elmer buys a camera and various other equipment, deciding to find a subject to take a picture of, unfortunately for him, he chooses a certain rabbit - an early version of Bugs. After getting heckled by the rabbit Elmer tries other creatures, only for him to be further pestered and annoyed by the rabbit.

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This 1940 short is of historical interest only, as it's about as funny or clever as an unrehearsed Sarah Palin speech. This is the first appearance of Elmer Fudd, and...
Created by: Warner Bros., Leon Schlesinger Studios
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Mel Blanc ... Rabbit
Arthur Q. Bryan ... Elmer Fudd
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Produced by: Leon Schlesinger
Musical Score by: Carl W. Stalling
Writing Credits: Tedd Pierce and Rich Hogan
Animated by: Ken Harris and Robert McKimson

The earliest appearance of a definitely recognisable Elmer Fudd, who is generally acknowledged to have evolved from Warner Bros. earlier recurring character Egghead. In this cartoon, Elmer still bears the attire - bower hat, green coat/pants etc of his predecessor. Elmer would hold the distinction of being one of the few characters whose voice was provided by someone other than Warner stable Mel Blanc, instead, being provided by Arthur Q. Bryan.

The short also contains a still not defined, but recognisable version of Bugs Bunny.

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