• Film

    Bugs at 75

    I learned from a Variety article by Tim Gray that Bugs Bunny is 75 today. He first appeared in ‘The Wild Hare’, directed by Tex Avery, on 27 July, 1940. https://dailymotion.com/video/x20s0p3 When I was a kid I watched a lot of vintage cartoons, but Bugs Bunny was by far my favourite. I loved his sense of humour, and the madcap ways he managed to evade capture (mostly). Bug got out his scrapes through his imagination and smarts, which is what appealed to me most. This is a photo of a plastic model of Bugs I’ve owned since I was a kid, which I took this afternoon. He’s getting extra carrots,…