A Witch's Tangled Hare Title Card
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A Witch's Tangled Hare
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Series: Looney Tunes
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Production No.: 1439
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Starring Bugs Bunny with Witch Hazel
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Directed by Abe Levitow
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Ken Harris
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Layouts Owen Fitzgerald
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Film Editor Treg Brown
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Voice Characterizations Mel Blanc
Uncredited Voice Characterizations June Foray
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Music Milt Franklyn
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Preceded by Wild About Hurry
Followed by Unnatural History
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A Witch’s Tangled Hare is a 1959 Looney Tunes short directed by Abe Levitow. In this cartoon Mel Blanc plays voice roles for Bugs Bunny, while June Foray voices Witch Hazel.


A poet, who looks similar to William Shakespeare, is trying to write, and comes across a castle with a mailbox with "Macbeth" written on it. At this he begins to write a story based on this title. He hears the loud screeching laugh of Witch Hazel and watches her stir her cauldron. The witch has Bugs Bunny trapped, sleeping on a platter and wakes him. He believes the cauldron to be a bath and readily climbs in, only realizing his mistake after reading her open recipe book. He quickly jumps out of the boiling cauldron and runs away from Witch Hazel, towards the castle, when she tries to attack him with a meat cleaver. Witch Hazel pursues Bugs Bunny on her flying broomstick. The poet continues trying to write after Bugs and the witch have departed.

At the castle, the chase continues and as Bugs Bunny acts as Romeo to try and trick Witch Hazel, who starts to quote Juliet's lines from the play but soon the two improvise. Witch Hazel jumps out of castle window as Bugs pretends that he will catch her and rapidly runs off.

As Bugs runs out from the castle he runs into the poet who is crying because he will never be a writer. Bugs finds out that he is not William Shakespeare, but is actually called Sam Crubish. The witch hears this and it appears that the two know each other but haven't seen each other in a while because Crubish had the wrong apartment number (2B). The poet and Witch Hazel leave talking about who made the mistake of saying "2B" and Bugs quotes the famous line from Hamlet - "To be, or not to be."


  • This cartoon would be used in the Halloween TV Special, Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween Special.
  • The cartoon makes many references to various plays by William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and As You Like It.


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