Examining the Origins of Bugs Bunny and Why He's Considered an American Icon

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Since making his debut appearance in April 1940, Bugs Bunny has grown into one of the most iconic cartoon characters that originated during the golden age of animation. Thanks to the diligent team of animators that worked on his short films, he has become notorious for his cheeky shenanigans and laid-back persona; completely unrecognizable from the original ‘bunny wabbit’ that appeared on-screen 75 years prior in Tex Avery’s Oscar-nominated film, A Wild Hare. Due to the versatile nature of his character, he has appeared in TV, comics, video games, amusement parks, as well as more films than any other cartoon character in history. Check out the soothing video essay above by KaptainKristian, who is quickly becoming the internet’s favorite source for popular culture analysis.

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