|First Appearance:||A Wild Hare, 1940|
|Author:||Tex Avery, Robert McKimson|
|Turtledove Appearance:||Worldwar: Down to Earth (on a movie screen)|
|Occupation:||Mischief-maker, later the smartest guy in the room.|
|Affiliations:||Warner Brothers Studios|
Bugs Bunny is a fictional rabbit who appears in the "Looney Tunes" and "Merrie Melodies" series of animated films produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions. He became the mascot for Warner Bros. Studios after they acquired the Schlesinger studios in 1945. Bugs is one of the most visible and most popular (perhaps even the most popular) American cartoon characters ever created. Bugs Bunny first appeared anonymously in the 1940 Merrie Melodies cartoon "A Wild Hare," and was named in 1941's "Elmer's Pet Rabbit." He would star in the cartoon series until his final classic cartoon called "False Hare" in 1964. In 1988, Bugs Bunny made a cameo appearance in the movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" alongside his Disney rival Mickey Mouse.
Bugs Bunny remained a popular American cartoon character well into the 1960s. He was a rascally rabbit whose cartoon exploits consisted mainly of eluding both human and Lizard hunters. In 1964, Jonathan Yeager and Karen Culpepper watched a cartoon of his, which played just before the main feature The Battle of Chicago at a Los Angeles drive-in theater.
While this "rascally rabbit" is not named in the text, there is little doubt as to his identity.