On July 27, 1940, Bugs Bunny made his first official film appearance in the Warner Bros. cartoon "A Wild Hare." and the rest is history.
Since then, Bugs has starred in more than 175 films, and “Knighty Knight Bugs” won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1959. When TV Guide compiled a list of the fifty greatest cartoon characters of all time as part of the magazine's 50th anniversary in 2002, Bugs Bunny was given the honor of number one. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n0UXA7oLc-s
The National Archives holds many records related to the famous cartoon rabbit. Discover more in our Catalog by searching "Bugs Bunny" at catalog.archives.gov.