Looney Tunes

Season 49 Episode 12

Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales

Aired Daily 1:00 PM Nov 27, 1979 on Cartoon Network
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales
Bugs Bunny and the gang present their version of the Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol. It's Christmas Eve, and poor Bob Cratchit, as played by Porky Pig, is terminated from his lowly job by his nasty boss, Ebenezer Scrooge (naturally, it's Yosemite Sam). Trudging his way home through the snow, a forlorn Cratchit is befriended by a sympathetic Bugs Bunny. Cratchit insists the rabbit join him and Tiny Tim--played by Tweety Pie--for their meager holiday supper. Now, inspired by Cratchit's humble generosity, Bugs, concocts a scheme to enlighten the miserly Scrooge.moreless

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  • Bugs Bunny helps spread some Christmas Cheer with a little help from his friends.

    There are many terrific Christmas shows and movies that we all make a point to see every year. It would not be Christmas without them. On my list of such programs is this truly great Christmas special. From the second I first saw it in 1979 it became one of my favorites. There have been many variations on Charles Dickens' classic novel "A Christmas Carol" as we all know. Chuck Jones and Company do quite well with their take on the story. Yosemite Sam is quite good as Ebeneezer Scrooge. Afterwards we are treated to another round of Wile E. Coyote's (Super Genius) bumbling attempts to catch that elusive Road Runner. In all of the years I have seen Wile E. in action I have never gotten tired of it. The old saying "Save the best for last" certainly applies here. The third and final segment is rip roaring hysterical. I always laugh out loud as Bugs reads his nephew Clyde's Christmas Wish List ("Frank Sinatra's old address book. "). "Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales" is great fun. It will certainly help make Christmas more merry.moreless
  • I Liked Freeze Frame The Best...It is so good that it causes my rating of Looney Tunes Anniversary Edition: Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales to go up to 10.

    This is another attempt for Chuck Jones and DFE Films to merge and make another cartoon. They haven't done that since The Cat In The Hat, which caused problems in producing the Dr. Seuss Cartoons, which is why there weren't very many that were produced...

    This is a Looney Tunes Anniversary Edition. It is called Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales. It is better than most of the Looney Tunes Anniversary Edition Specials because they use cartoons that aired decades ago and that way you can tell which ones are old cartoons and which ones are sequences...

    But in this one it was all made in 1979. (The Same Famous Classic Tales --API and Hanna Barbera Australia, Now Called Southern Star-- produced the GOOD animated version of Gulliver's Travels starring Ross Martin as Lemuel Gulliver) and that way you couldn't tell apart the Sequences from The Cartoons. (Except on the Road Runner Sequence Coyote's eyes are white with grey eyelids and in the cartoon his eyes are yellow with red eyelids.)

    The names of the cartoons were "Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol" (Looney Tunes) , and "Freeze Frame" (Road Runner) , and "Fright Before Christmas" (Taz). Chuck Jones produced the sequences and Freeze Frame, and DFE Films produced the other two cartoons.

    Doug Goodwin did the music. His music is just like Henry Mancini, Bill Lava, Dean Elliott, Carl Brandt, and some of Eugene Poddany's music. Enjoy.

    My Favorite is Freeze Frame. I don't like snow either.....and the other cartoons aren't written as well as Freeze Frame. And They Aren't As Original.....moreless
  • Naturally, Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales is the most know Looney Tunes special and like it's Christmas in one week, that's normal to make a review

    The first segment of this special are their version of Dicken's A Christmas Carol. The poor Bob Cratchit (Porky Pig) was fired at Christmas Eve by the selfish Ebneezer Scrooge (Yosemite Sam) but have a friendship with Bugs with a cheap whore supper consequensly because Scrooge not pay very well to him. It's his generosity that Bugs try to understand to Scrooge the true mean of Christmas despite his selfish. Honnetsly, i find this episode very lame but four years later, Walt Disney Pictures realises the 25-minutes Mickey's Christmas Carol. In comparaison, i feel now most interesting the Disney version than the WB, but i admit that Yosemite Sam and Uncle Scrooge at Ebneezer Scooge role are very natural.

    The Road Runner/Coyote segment (Freeze Frame) are more interesting and good. I find awesome the ending that Wile try to catche Road Runner with a gigantesc snowball and the last segment is also good than Freeze Frame. The long Clyde's present list sequence is probably the best part of the segment.

    Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales is always a big pleasure to watch and rewatch year after year. The Friz Freleng and Chuck Jones works are very appreciated and none was overatted in this very special showmoreless
June Foray

June Foray

Additional voices

Guest Star

Mel Blanc

Mel Blanc

Bugs Bunny/ Porky Pig/ Tweety/ Sylvester/ Foghorn Leghorn/ Pepe le Pew/ Yosemite Sam/ Tasmanian Devil

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In The Road Runner Sequence you can see that the Coyote has white eyes and grey eyelids, however in the "Freeze Frame" cartoon, he has yellow eyes with red eyelids.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Bugs Bunny: (reading to his nephew Clyde) T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
      Speedy Gonzales: (sitting by the fireplace and stirring the contents of a small bowl) I'm stirring and I'm a mouse.

  • NOTES (1)

    • "Fright Before Christmas" was also available like a vintage cartoons in Stars of Space-Jam Tasmanian Devil and Taz Jungle Jams.