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Long-Haired Hare is one of the few shorts in which Bugs is shown (albeit briefly) without his trademark gloves, at least on his left hand.
Bowery Bugs was officially the last animated short directed by Arthur Davis. Although one of his last cartoons, Bye Bye Bluebeard, was released in late-1949, it was animated before Bowery Bugs.
Bowery Bugs is the only Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Arthur Davis, not counting Bugs's cameo in The Goofy Gophers (1946), which technically wasn't a Bugs cartoon.
My Bunny Lies Over The Sea is the second cartoon where Bugs Bunny apparently took a wrong turn at Albuquerque. The first time this happened was in the short Herr Meets Hare, from 1945.
Even though My Bunny Lies over the Sea was the Scotsman's only theatrical appearance, he later appeared (named Angus McCroy) in the episode "It's a Plaid, Plaid, Plaid, Plaid World" of the show The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries (1996).
The CBS version of Long-Haired Hare cut out the scenes where Giovanni Jones beats Bugs up every time he ruins his singing lessons.
The ABC version of Long-Haired Hare cuts the entire sequence where Bugs is dressed as a bobby-soxer looking for Giovanni Jones's autograph and gives him a dynamite stick disguised as a pen.
An edited version of Long-Haired Hare was included in The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (1979).
Long-Haired Hare is 8 minutes long.
Long-Haired Hare was released on June 25, 1949.
Bowery Bugs is available (uncut, uncensored, and digitally remastered) on disc one of the third volume in the Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD series.
On ABC, two scenes from Bowery Bugs involving head beatings were shortened:
When Bugs (dressed as the swami) asks Brodie if he'd like to read the bumps on his head, Brodie protests that he has no bumps on his head, Bugs originally hit Brodie six times. On ABC, the beatings were cut down to one.
When Brodie is sent out to charm a woman (Bugs in drag) and the "woman" cries for the police, Brodie was originally beaten by a cop's nightstick 11 times. On ABC, the beatings were drastically shortened to one and a half (with the rest covered by a fake black out into the next scene).
For Bowery Bugs, Art Davis' animators for the cartoon borrowed the special design used in McKimson's unit that was used for one more year after the cartoon was released. McKimson eventually used a design almost identical to the design he made for Bob Clampett's unit in 1943.
Bowery Bugs is 7 minutes long.
Bowery Bugs was released on June 4, 1949.
My Bunny Lies Over The Sea has been released on DVD multiple times in different compilation discs, and as of 2003[update] is available on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1.
The version of My Bunny Lies Over The Sea shown on CBS in the 1970s/1980s cut the part after the Scotsman McCrory shoots his rifle at Bugs where the bullet falls, McCrory picks it up and asides to the audience that "It's been in the family for years".
My Bunny Lies Over The Sea is 7 minutes long.
My Bunny Lies Over The Sea was released on December 14, 1948.
Long-Haired Hare - Title
In addition to including the homophones "hair" and "hare", the title of this cartoon refers to the characterization of classical music aficionados as "longhairs".
My Bunny Lies over the Sea - Title
The title of this cartoon is an obvious play on the second line of the old song, "My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean".