Toon In: Celebrate Easter with ‘Easter Yeggs’ (1947)

Toon In: Celebrate Easter with ‘Easter Yeggs’ (1947)

Happy Easter, friends! What better way to celebrate than with Easter Yeggs, the classic 1947 Looney Tunes short. Although being a short starring Bugs Bunny, you can expect that the Holiday will receive a sardonic twist. Furthermore Easter Yeggs also has a link with The Burns and Allen Show radio show. By way of the legendary Mel Blanc, who performed as a similar character known as the ‘Happy Postman’!

Directed by Robert McKimson, the animated short features not just Mel Blanc but Arthur Q. Bryan as Elmer Fudd. McKimson really was a powerhouse director and animator of the day. Amassing a staggering 221 credits in his 61 years, that is just as a Director. His work in the animation department of Warner Bros. on IMDB list 131 credits!

Easter Yeggs - Robert McKimson - Michael Barrier.Com
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I certainly am willing to bet my last Cadbury creme egg that you have seen many of the shorts he helped to produce. In addition to the classic Looney Tunes shorts he helmed the likes of The Pink Panther Show, The Houndcats, The Sylvester & Tweety Show, as well as Bugs Bunny’s Howl-oween Special!

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Robert McKimson in addition to his work, will certainly be the subject of an upcoming Toon In Podcast in the near future. With Easter Yeggs, the animated short finds Bugs attempting to help a morose Easter Bunny. However in this case, it turns out everyone’s favorite egg deliverer is just being lazy!
Easter Yeggs - Bugs and the Easter Bunny

Ol’ Bugs has to contend with a murderous tyke and his Family as well as Elmer Fudd. Seriously though, friends, Bugs definitely gets put through the ringer in this short. Although having said that, when Elmer shows up it is pretty much business as usual.
Easter Yeggs - Bugs and Elmer

Enough of the synopsis and background info. Grab a handful of chocolate goodies and enjoy Easter Yeggs!


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