Looney Tunes

Season 1 Episode 8

BUGS BUNNY - Tortoise Wins By a Hare

Aired Daily 1:00 PM Feb 20, 1943 on Cartoon Network

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  • A sequel even better than the original.

    Director Bob Clampett created this sequel from Avery's Tortoise Beats Hare (1941), and brought new life to the character of Cecil Turtle. The cartoon is a classic Clampett, featuring his unique dark humor and violence into a lovely animated short.

    A direct sequel to Avery's cartoon, Tortoise Wins by a Hare begins as we see Bugs re-watching his humiliating defeat at the hands of Cecil Turtle and decides to learn all of his secrets and challenge him again to a race. The turtle's secret turns out to be his shell, inside of which is his "engine". Bugs tries to cheat by creating his very own "shell", and challenges Cecil to race again.

    The real fun begins when the rabbit mobsters decide to bet on the rabbit, and try to make sure the turtle won't make it to the finish line. Of course, seeing a rabbit wear a shell and considering the fact that "rabbits aren't very bright" (as Cecil Turtle continuously says throughout the cartoon), the mobsters violently attack Bugs, and help Cecil (who actually dresses up as a rabbit to aid to the confusion) pass the finishing line.

    A glorious cartoon that can be enjoyed by anyone, even today, 66 years after the short was originally released.