Director: Friz Freleng
Release Date:
 December 30, 1944
 Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd

Stage Door Cartoon © Warner BrothersIn ‘Stage Door Cartoon’, the forest scene, in which Elmer is “fishing’ for a certain rabbit”, is soon replaced by an urban environment, where Bugs flees into a stage door. From then on, the action takes place in the theater.

The numerous gags involve a great tap dance by Bugs, a spectacular dive by Elmer from a ridiculously high ladder into an “ordinary glass of water” and Elmer watching a Bugs Bunny cartoon. ‘Stage Door Cartoon’ does not make any sense, but it’s full of gags, resulting in one of the funniest of all Bugs Bunny cartoons.

‘Stage Door Cartoon’ also features a Southern Sheriff who looks and sounds like an early version of Yosemite Sam, a Friz Freleng character who would make his debut only four months later.

Watch ‘Stage Door Cartoon’ yourself and tell me what you think:

This is Bugs Bunny cartoon No. 29
To the previous Bugs Bunny cartoon:  The Old Grey Hare
To the next Bugs Bunny cartoon: Herr Meets Hare