Bugs Bunny is a funny animal cartoon character, created by the staff of Leon Schlesinger Productions (later Warner Bros. Cartoons) and voiced originally by the legendary "Man of a Thousand Voices," Mel Blanc. Bugs is best known for his starring roles in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of theatrical cartoons, produced by Warner Bros. during the golden age of American animation. His popularity during this era led to his becoming an American cultural icon, as well as a corporate mascot of Warner Bros. Entertainment.
Bugs is an anthropomorphic gray hare or rabbit who is famous for his flippant, insouciant personality, a pronounced New York accent, his portrayal as a trickster, and his catchphrase "Eh... What's up, doc?", usually said while chewing a carrot. Though Warner Bros. had been experimenting with a rabbit character in cartoons as early as the late 1930s, the definitive character of Bugs Bunny is widely considered to have made his debut in Tex Avery's Oscar-nominated film A Wild Hare (1940).
Since his debut, Bugs has appeared in various short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides and commercials. He has also appeared in more films than any other cartoon character, is the ninth most-portrayed film personality in the world, and has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Mel Blanc (1940-1989)
- Jeff Bergman (1990-1992, 1998, 2003, 2011-present)
- Greg Burson (1991-1997)
- John Kassir (1995)
- Billy West (1996-2003, 2006)
- Joe Alaskey (2000-2011)
- Samuel Vincent (Baby Looney Tunes, 2002-2004)
- Eric Bauza (2018-present)
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- Bugs is a lead character in the 2019 revival of the Looney Tunes shorts with Jeff Bergman reprising his role. His design and personality are the same as his contemporary version.
- In The Amazing World of Gumball The Movie, Bugs Bunny makes a cameo appearance as a toy in Banana Joe's bedroom.