80 Years of Bugs Bunny “Super-Rabbit” Stamp

Super-Rabbit Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service is celebrating the 80th anniversary of Bugs Bunny with a series of 20 stamps featuring Bugs in 10 classic costumes, including the Superman parody “Super-Rabbit”.

Since his debut in the short-subject cartoon, “A Wild Hare” in 1940, generations of audiences have cheered Bugs’s gleeful gusto, quick wit, and endless clever resource. To outwit the opposition he can conjure dynamite, cherry pies, and mallets out of thin air, dance like a seasoned hoofer, play piano, and conduct orchestras. He summons up any talent – and any costume – that will help him thwart his relentless foes.

In 1943 Warner Bros. released a Bugs Bunny cartoon “Super Rabbit” as a parody of the Fleischer Superman series. Special carrots make Bugs into a superhero. The first villain he goes up against is Cottontail Smith who is a mad and evil Texas rabbit. Unfortunately, little by little, Bugs’ powers start to wear off.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. created original stamp artwork especially for this issuance featuring work from Warner Bros. Animation artists, who also created the selvage artwork and verso sketches. Greg Breeding was the designer, and William J. Gicker served as art director.

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Superman2878
July 27, 2020 5:49 pm

Bugs Bunny plus a Superman costume equals a great and fun cartoon to watch. 😀

Last edited 2 months ago by Superman2878
RobertAnthony
July 27, 2020 8:13 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Eh, you’d better believe it, doc!!!! One of my all-time favorite Bugs Bunny cartoons…how it parodies the Fleischer Superman cartoons is quite the move. Of course this was shown during World War II hence the final sketch at the end where Bugs becomes a member of The Marines. In fact, The Marine Corps were so thrilled that Bugs did this they insisted he be officially inducted into the force as a private. Bugs was regularly promoted until his official “discharge” after the war as a Master Sergeant. So, you may refer to him on Veterans Day in the US as Master… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by RobertAnthony
Superman2878
July 27, 2020 11:32 pm
Reply to  RobertAnthony

This cartoon was way before my time. It amazes me how well this cartoon was made. No cgi or special effects, just great animation at its finest. And it starred the world’s favorite rabbit dressed as the world’s favorite superhero.
I have a lot of tespect for Master SGT Bugs Bunny. 🙂

Superman2878
July 28, 2020 3:57 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

A few years ago there was a Bugs Bunny cartoon where he was Super Rabbit again, only that version of Super Rabbit was heavily inspired by the Christopher Reeve version of Superman. I really enjoyed that cartoon. 🙂

Last edited 2 months ago by Superman2878