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|The Million Hare|
|Looney Tunes (Daffy Duck/Bugs Bunny) series|
|Directed by||Robert McKimson|
|Produced by||David H. DePatie|
|Story by||David Detiege|
|Voices by||Mel Blanc|
|Music by||Bill Lava|
(special animation effects)
|Layouts by||Robert Gribbroek|
|Backgrounds by||Robert Gribbroek|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Release date(s)||April 6, 1963 (USA)|
|Running time||6 minutes|
A few clips from this cartoon were used, with color commentary by John Madden and Pat Summerall, as part of the fourth quarter of the Cartoon Network special The Big Game XXIX: Bugs vs. Daffy.
The camera pans down a stack of realistic TV antennas and enters the underground home of Bugs Bunny, who is hosting Daffy Duck. They watch a game show called Beat Your Buddy on the television. An announcer says that he will draw two names from the "buddy barrel." The persons named will race each other to the television studio, and the first to arrive will win "the million bucks." The announcer draws Bugs and Daffy's names.
Bugs and Daffy then race each other to the television studio. Daffy finds himself continuously hindered in the race, usually due to his own recklessness. For example, he drives a moped onto a bridge under construction and winds up in the water below. During the moped sequence, moving overlays provide a 3-D effect.
Bugs keeps a steady and simple pace, causing him to reach the television station first. Daffy dons a jet pack, hoping to beat Bugs to the top floor of the studio. Daffy flies to the top floor, grabs Bugs, and zooms out the other end of the building. They land in an antique glass shop and are taken to a hospital. Even though they are in bandages with Daffy on crutches and Bugs in a wheelchair, they continue to race and Daffy crosses the finish line first.
Daffy then discovers that "the million bucks" is actually "the million box," a huge box filled with a million little boxes. Considering the prize worthless, Daffy donates the prize to Bugs. The announcer then reveals that there is a one-dollar bill inside each little box. After this, the announcer asks Daffy if he wants to tell something to the audience. In this moment, Daffy appears with his head changed into a donkey's head and braying.
- Although this cartoon is a Merrie Melodies, it uses the Looney Tunes closing theme.
- Musician William Lava displays more song interpolation than usual by working Harry Warren's "With Plenty of Money and You" in the soundtrack.