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Meet the Star: Bugs Bunny

By February 2, 2024No Comments
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Bugs Bunny will be starring alongside the Springfield Symphony Orchestra at our Bugs Bunny at the Symphony concert on May 4 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online or through our box office.


Bugs Bunny is one of the most recognized cartoon characters in the world, whose signature phrase “What’s Up, Doc?” has long since entered the English language.

Bugs’ first “reel” appearance in front of his soon-to-be-adoring public was in A Wild Hare directed by Tex Avery.  Since then, Bugs’ zany antics in hundreds of cartoon favorites have made him a legend throughout the world.

This cool, collected, carrot-chomping rabbit is the unequivocal superstar of the Looney Tunes family.  With never a “hare” out of place he always manages to outsmart his adversaries, whoever they may be.  He’s a real American icon who has graced the TV and cinema screens the world over.

Bugs Bunny’s cartoons have twice been nominated for Academy Awards, and his Knighty Knight Bugs won a coveted Oscar.  Bugs has starred in four films in addition to his hundreds of animated shorts and 21 prime-time television specials.

Bugs Bunny celebrated his 80th birthday on July 27, 2020 . . . exactly 80 years from the premiere of A Wild Hare on July 27, 1940.

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