|Showmen's Trade Review, 05-June-1940|
27-July-1940 saw the debut of the Buck-Toothed Barrymore, the Hardest Working Hare in Show Business, the Chairman of the Carrot Patch, Bugs Bunny. There is some controversy over the identity of the first Bugs Bunny cartoon. Some people favor "Porky's Hare Hunt" from 1938. Some people like other movies, but the rabbit's official debut was in "A Wild Hare," which was released on 27-July-1940. Tex Avery directed it. Bugs said "What's up, Doc?" for the first time. Warner Brothers received an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Subject.