National Bugs Bunny Day

Bugs Bunny is an animated cartoon character that was created by Leon Schlesinger Productions during the 1930s and voiced by Mel Blanc. This character appeared in a number of different cartoons and animated short films, including Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes.

This indifferent and flippant animated bunny is known for his Brooklyn accent and his catchphrase: “Eh, what’s up, doc?” He is a character that’s deeply embedded in American pop culture and has appeared in TV shows, video games, feature films, and even in amusement parks and award shows. This bunny is so popular, he even has his own holiday, which falls on April 30th and is aptly named National Bugs Bunny Day.

Interesting Facts About Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny has been so prominently featured in cartoons and movies that people might have the impression they know everything there is about this animated character. However, we don’t think that is actually true. We think there are quite a few things that most people don’t know about this bunny, and we intend on proving that fact by listing some of the interesting facts we’ve learned about Bugs Bunny below.

  • Bugs Bunny debuted on April 30, 1938.
  • The best friend of Bugs Bunny is Daffy Duck.
  • Bugs Bunny originally was an extra in the cartoon “Porky’s Hare Hunt.”
  • Bugs Bunny’s mannerisms were modeled after Clark Gable.
  • Charlie Chaplin was also used as a model for Bugs Bunny’s behavior.
  • In 1983, Atari released the first-ever Bugs Bunny video game.
  • Bugs was the first cartoon character to appear on a stamp.
  • Bugs Bunny is a United States Marine.

Observing National Bugs Bunny Day

Anyone wishing to observe this holiday can do so simply by enjoying something that Bugs Bunny appears in. It could be one of the 160 cartoon shorts that appeared between 1940 and 1964 or one of the other works of fiction in which he appears. They might even want to check out his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 30 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
April 30 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
April 30 Sunday
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