And I don’t mean to make vapid Easter jokes, because I don’t think Easter is about bunnies — not at all.
However, this bunny was special. And while I’m sure you don’t have a spare hour right now to watch this documentary, I hope you will come back and watch it when you do. It’s a really fine tribute to the great Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, and dozens of other Warner Brothers and Hannah-Barbera characters that have made his incredible voice an iconic example of American popular culture from World War II to the present.
He revolutionized the way cartoons and voice acting were done, and through his work in radio during the 40s and 50s, as well as his voice-overs for countless Merrie Melodies cartoons, he is still regarded as one of the finest — if not the greatest ever — character actors of our time. (This sentiment is from many of his peers and protégés.)
I did not know that he suffered a life-threatening injury in a car crash in 1961. I also didn’t know his death could have been easily prevented. So sad.
But here’s an awesome tribute to our favorite bunny. I promise you’ll be better for having watched it.
Right now, I’m off to start a fun scavenger hunt with the Js and Grandpa Thriller. Where did we hide those monster trucks and treat baskets…?