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June Bugs is an annual marathon of Bugs Bunny cartoons that has aired on Cartoon Network and Boomerang during the month of June since 1993. The first June Bugs marathon aired for 25-hours from June 12-13, 1993.[1]

1993

The first June Bugs marathon aired for 25-hours from 8:00 PM on Saturday, June 12, 1993 to 9:00 PM on Sunday, June 13, 1993.[1]

1994

The second annual June Bugs marathon aired for 25-hours from 8:00 PM on Saturday, June 11, 1994 to 9:00 PM on Sunday, June 12, 1994.[2]

1995

TBA

1996

The fourth annual June Bugs marathon aired for 24-hours from 6:00 AM on Saturday, June 29, 1996 to 6:00 AM on Sunday, June 30, 1996. The marathon was hosted by "Uncle Paul" (Paul Parducci), a man in a rabbit costume.[3]

1997

The fifth annual June Bugs marathon aired for 48-hours from 8:00 PM on Friday, June 13, 1997 to 8:00 PM on Sunday, June 15, 1997. The marathon was highlighted by the premiere of a never-before broadcast 1991 short titled "Blooper Bunny". The following is a list of shorts which were aired during the marathon:[4][5]

  • "Hare-um, Scare-um"
  • "A Wild Hare"
  • "Elmer's Candid Camera"
  • "The Heckling Hare"
  • "Tortoise Beats Hare"
  • "Wabbit Twouble"
  • "Crazy Cruise"
  • "Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid"
  • "Case of the Missing Hare"
  • "Fresh Hare"
  • "Hold the Lion, Please"
  • "The Hare-Brained Hypnotist"
  • "The Wabbit Who Came to Supper"
  • "The Wacky Wabbit"
  • "A Corny Concerto"
  • "Falling Hare"
  • "Jack Wabbit and the Beanstalk"
  • "Super Rabbit"
  • "Wackiki Wabbit"
  • "Tortoise Wins By a Hare"
  • "Buckaroo Bugs"
  • "Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears"
  • "Hare Force"
  • "Hare Ribbin'"
  • "Little Red Riding Rabbit"
  • "The Old Grey Hare"
  • "Stage Door Cartoon"
  • "What's Cookin', Doc?"
  • "Hare Conditioned"
  • "Hare Tonic"
  • "Hare Trigger
  • "The Unruly Hare"
  • "Acrobatty Bunny"
  • "Baseball Bugs"
  • "The Big Snooze"
  • "Hair-Raising Hare"
  • "Hare Remover"
  • "Racketeer Rabbit"
  • "Rhapsody Rabbit"
  • "A Hare Grows in Manhattan"
  • "Easter Yeggs"
  • "Rabbit Transit"
  • "Slick Hare"
  • "The Goofy Gophers"
  • "Buccaneer Bunny"
  • "Bugs Bunny Rides Again"
  • "Gorilla My Dreams"
  • "Haredevil Hare"
  • "Hot Cross Bunny"
  • "Rabbit Punch"
  • "Two Gophers from Texas"
  • "A-Lad-in His Lamp"
  • "Frigid Hare"
  • "Knights Must Fall"
  • "Rebel Rabbit"
  • "What's Up, Doc?"
  • "Bunker Hill Bunny"
  • "The Rabbit of Seville"
  • "Rabbit Every Monday"
  • "Ballot Box Bunny"
  • "Big Top Bunny"
  • "Rabbit Fire"
  • "Rabbit's Kin"
  • "Duck Amuck"
  • "Bully For Bugs"
  • "Southern Fried Rabbit"
  • "Yankee Doodle Bugs"
  • "Hyde and Hare"
  • "Beanstalk Bunny"
  • "Barbary Coast Bunny"
  • "A Star is Bored"
  • "Bugs Bonnets"
  • "Wideo Wabbit"
  • "Bedevilled Rabbit"
  • "Bugsy and Mugsy"
  • "Rabbit Romeo"
  • "Hare-Way to the Stars"
  • "Now Hare This"
  • "Backwoods Bunny"
  • "Wild and Woolly Hare"
  • "A Witch's Tangled Hare"
  • "Rabbit's Feat"
  • "From Hare to Heir"
  • "Lighter Than Hare"
  • "Horse Hare"
  • "Prince Varmint"
  • "Bill of Hare"
  • "The Unmentionables"
  • "The Iceman Ducketh"
  • "Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare"
  • "False Hare"
  • "The Odor-able Kitty"

1998

Cartoon Network's 6th annual June Bugs marathon featured over 100 Warner Bros. cartoons, including some never before aired on Cartoon Network, broadcast over the course of 48 hours beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 19th and ending at 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 21st. The 1995 animated short, "Carrotblanca", a parody of the film classic Casablanca, highlighted the marathon (Sunday at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.).[6]

1999

Cartoon Network's 7th annual June Bugs marathon featured over 100 Warner Bros. cartoons broadcast over the course of 48 hours beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 4th and ending at 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 6th. Due to there being considerably less than 48 hours of Bugs Bunny shorts, the episodes repeated several times throughout the 2 days. The marathon was comprised of one-hour blocks, each spotlighting a genre of Bugs Bunny cartoons. The following is a list of shorts, some of which were shown in more than one theme block:[7]

  • Evolution of Bugs - Friday, 9 pm; Saturday, 6 pm; Sunday, 1 pm
    • Porky's Hare Hunt
    • Prest-o-Change-o
    • Hare-Um Scare-Um
    • Elmer's Candid Camera
    • A Wild Hare
    • Elmer's Pet Rabbit
  • Musical Bugs - Friday, 10 pm; Saturday, 7 pm; Sunday, 11 am
    • A Corny Concerto
    • Stage Door Cartoon
    • Rhapsody Rabbit
    • Long-Haired Hare
    • What's Opera, Doc?
    • The Rabbit of Seville
  • Bugs in Space - Saturday, 12 am; Saturday, 8 pm; Sunday, 10 am
    • Haredevil Hare
    • Hasty Hare
    • Mad as a Mad Hare
    • Hare-Way to the Stars
    • Lighter than Hare
    • Spaced Out Bunny
  • Bugs and Yosemite - Saturday, 1 am; Saturday, 10 pm; Sunday, 4 pm
    • Hare Trigger
    • Buccaneer Bunny
    • Bugs Bunny Rides Again
    • Ballot Box Bunny
    • From Hare to Heir
    • Prince Varmint
  • Bugs in the Spotlight - Saturday, 4 pm; Sunday, 12 am
    • Case of the Missing Hare
    • What's Cookin', Doc?
    • What's Up, Doc?
    • Big Top Bunny
    • A Star is Bored
    • Blooper Bunny
  • Sportsman Bugs - Saturday, 5 pm; Sunday, 2 am; Sunday, 9 am
    • Baseball Bugs
    • Rabbit Transit
    • Rabbit Punch
    • Knights Must Fall
    • Bully for Bugs
    • Bunny Hugged
  • Bugs and Daffy - Saturday, 9 pm; Sunday, 8 pm
    • Rabbit Fire
    • Rabbit Seasoning
    • Duck Amuck
    • Beanstalk Bunny
    • The Ice man Ducketh
    • Duck Rabbit Duck.
  • Bugs and Friends - Saturday, 4 am; Sunday, 7 pm
    • Hair Raising Hare
    • Bugsy and Mugsy
    • A Witch's Tangled Hare
    • Rabbit's Feat
    • Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare
    • Rabbit's Kin
  • Bugs in the Big City - Saturday, 11 am; Sunday, 8 am
    • Hare Conditioned
    • Racketeer Rabbit
    • A Hare Grows in Manhattan
    • Barbary Coast Bunny
    • Bugsy and Mugsy
    • The Unmentionables
  • Bug's Horror Stories - Saturday, 2 pm; Sunday, 12 pm
    • Falling Hare
    • Hair Raising Hare
    • Water, Water Everyhare
    • Hot Cross Bunny
    • Hyde and Hare
    • A Witch's Tangled Hare
  • Patriotic Bugs - Saturday, 7 am; Saturday, 11 pm; Sunday, 2 pm
    • Falling Hare
    • Little Red Riding Rabbit
    • Super Rabbit
    • Bunker Hill Bunny
    • Southern Fried Rabbit
    • Yankee Doodle Bugs
  • Classic Death Scenes - Saturday, 6 am
    • Elmer's Candid Camera
    • The Wild Hare
    • Wabbit Who Came to Supper
    • HareRibbin'
    • Hare Force
    • The Old Grey Hare
  • When Animals Attack - Saturday, 3 pm; Sunday, 5 am
    • Hold the Lion, Please
    • The Heckling Hare
    • Acrobatty Bunny
    • Gorilla My Dreams
    • Now Hare This
    • Backwoods Bunny
  • Adventurer/Traveler Bugs - Saturday, 5 am; Sunday, 7 am
    • Buccaneer Bunny
    • A-Lad-In His Lamp
    • Rebel Rabbit
    • Knights Must Fall
    • Bedeviled Rabbit
    • Prince Varmint
  • Fairy Tales & Fables - Saturday, 9 am; Sunday, 6 am; Sunday, 6 pm
    • Tortoise Beats Hare
    • Tortoise Wins By a Hare
    • Jack Wabbit and the Beanstalk
    • Little Red Riding Rabbit
    • Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears
    • Beanstalk Bunny
  • Bugs and Elmer I - Saturday, 2 am
    • The Wild Hare
    • Elmer's Candid Camera
    • Hare-Brained Hypnotist
    • The Old GreyHare
    • Unruly Hare
    • Hare Remover
  • Bugs and Elmer II - Saturday, 12 pm
    • The Big Snooze
    • Slick Hare
    • What's Opera, Doc?
    • The Rabbit of Seville
    • Rabbit Seasoning
    • Beanstalk Bunny
  • Chuck Jones' Bugs I - Saturday, 8 am
    • Rabbit Fire
    • Rabbit Seasoning
    • Bully for Bugs
    • Hair Raising Hare
    • The Rabbit of Seville
    • Haredevil Hare
  • Chuck Jones' Bugs II - Saturday, 3 am; Sunday, 4 am
    • Bugs Bonnets
    • Frigid Hare
    • Wacki-ki Wabbit
    • Hare Tonic
    • Odor-able Kitty
    • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bunny
  • Friz Freleng's Bugs I - Saturday, 1 pm
    • Hare-Brained Hypnotist
    • Little Red Riding Rabbit
    • Hare Trigger
    • Slick Hare
    • Knights Must Fall
    • Rabbit Every Monday
  • Friz Freleng's Bugs II - Sunday, 3 am
    • Fresh Hare
    • Hare-Brained Hypnotist
    • Slick Hare
    • Rabbit Every Monday
    • Wildand Wooly Hare
    • Horse Hare
  • Bob McKimson's Bugs I - Saturday, 10 am; Sunday, 3 pm
    • Acrobatty Bunny
    • Easter Yeggs
    • Gorilla My Dreams
    • Hot Cross Bunny
    • RabbitRomeo
    • Bill of Hare
  • Bob McKimson's Bugs II - Sunday, 1 am.
    • Easter Yeggs
    • Gorilla My Dreams
    • Wideo Wabbit
    • Rabbit Romeo
    • Bill of Hare
    • False Hare
  • Bob Clampett's Bugs - Friday, 11 pm; Sunday, 5 pm.
    • Wabbit Twouble
    • The Wacky Rabbit
    • Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid
    • Falling Hare
    • Buckaroo Bugs
    • The Big Snooze

2000

Cartoon Network's eighth annual June Bugs marathon featured 100 Warner Bros. cartoons broadcast over the course of 48 hours beginning at 10 p.m. on June 2nd and ending on June 4th. Due to there being considerably less than 48 hours of Bugs Bunny shorts, the episodes repeated several times throughout the 2 days. The marathon was comprised of one-hour blocks, each spotlighting a genre of Bugs Bunny cartoons, e.g., Musical Bugs which included music focused cartoons or Bugs and Daffy which featured Daffy Duck.[8]

2001

In 2001, the marathon was intended to air nearly every Bugs Bunny cartoon ever made in chronological order, but Time Warner demanded that Cartoon Network pull off 12 cartoons deemed "politically incorrect" by today's standards. Due to there being considerably less than 48 hours of Bugs Bunny shorts, the episodes repeated several times throughout the 2 days.

The Listed Cartoons

  1. Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt (1941) 
  2. All This and Rabbit Stew (1941) 
  3. Any Bonds Today? (1942)
  4. What's Cookin' Doc? (1944)
  5. Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips (1944)
  6. Herr Meets Hare (1945)
  7. A Feather In His Hare (1948)
  8. Mississippi Hare (1949)
  9. Frigid Hare (1949)
  10. Which is Witch? (1949)
  11. Bushy Hare (1950)
  12. Horse Hare (1960)

2002

2002 Complete List of Aired Cartoons

B.

  1. Bedeviled Rabbit
  2. Bewitched Bunny
  3. Big House Bunny
  4. The Big Snooze
  5. Big Top Bunny
  6. Bill of Hare
  7. The Blooper Bunny
  8. Bonanza Bunny
  9. Bowery Bugs
  10. Box Office Bugs
  11. Brook-Stick Bunny
  12. Buccaneer Bunny
  13. Buckaroo Bugs
  14. Bugs and Thugs
  15. Bugs' Bonnets
  16. Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears
  17. Bugs Bunny Gets The Boid
  18. Bugs Bunny Rides Again
  19. Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol
  20. Bugsy and Mugsy
  21. Bully for Bugs
  22. Bunker Hill Bunny
  23. Bunny Hugged

C.

  1. Captain Hareblower
  2. Carrotblanca
  3. Case of the Missing Hare
  4. Compressed Hare
  5. A Corny Concerto

D.

  1. Devil May Hare
  2. Devil's Fued Cake
  3. Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare
  4. Duck Amuck
  5. Duck, Rabbit, Duck!
  6. Dumb Patrol

E.

  1. Easter Yeggs
  2. 8 Ball Bunny
  3. Elmer's Candid Camera
  4. Elmer's Pet Rabbit

F.

  1. The Fair Hared Hare
  2. Falling Hare
  3. False Hare
  4. Forward March Hare
  5. 14 Carrot Hare
  6. Foxy by Proxy
  7. French Rarebit
  8. Fresh Hare
  9. Fright Before Christmas
  10. Frigid Hare
  11. From Hare to Eternity
  12. From Hare to Heir

H.

  1. i
  2. i
  3. i
  4. Hillbilly Hare
  5. His Hare-Raising Tale
  6. Hold the Lion, Please
  7. Homeless Hare
  8. Hot Crossed Hare
  9. Hyde and Hare

I.

  1. The Iceman Ducketh
  2. Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers

J.

  1. Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk

K.

  1. Knight-mare Hare
  2. Knights Must Fall
  3. Knighty Knight Bugs

L.

  1. Lighter than Hare
  2. Little Red Riding Hare
  3. Long-Haired Hare
  4. Lumber Jack-Rabbit

M.

  1. Mad as a Mars Hare
  2. The Million Hare

O.

  1. The Wind Blown Hare
  2. Oily Hare
  3. Old Grey Hare
  4. Operation: Rabbit

P.

  1. People are Bunny
  2. Person to Bunny
  3. Pikers Peak
  4. Porky Pig's Feat
  5. Porky's Hare Hunt
  6. Portrait of an Artist as a Young Bunny
  7. Pre-Hysterical Hare
  8. Prest-O Change-O
  9. Prince Varmint

R.

  1. Rabbit Every Monday
  2. Rabbit Fire
  3. Rabbit Hood
  4. Rabbit of Seville
  5. Rabbit Punch
  6. Rabbit Rampage
  7. Rabbit Romeo
  8. Rabbit Seasoning
  9. Rabbit Transit
  10. Rabbit's Feat
  11. Rabbit's Kin
  12. Rabbitson Crusoe
  13. Racketeer Rabbit
  14. Rebel Rabbit
  15. Rhapsody Rabbit
  16. Robot Rabbit
  17. Roman Legion-Hare

S.

  1. Sahara Hare
  2. Shishkabugs
  3. Show Biz Bugs
  4. Slick Hare
  5. Southern Fried Rabbit
  6. Stage Door Cartoon
  7. A Star Is Bored
  8. Super-Rabbit

T.

  1. This is a Life?
  2. To Hare is Human
  3. Tortoise Beats Hare
  4. Tortoise Wins by a Hare
  5. Transylvania 6-5000

U.

  1. The Unmentionables
  2. The Unruly Hare
  3. Upswept Hare

V. (Porky narrates during a bumper before W that "we couldn't find any for V folks, we looked everywhere.")

W.

  1. Wabbit Twouble
  2. The Wabbit Who Came To Supper
  3. Wackiki Wabbit
  4. The Wacky Wabbit (Featuring Bugs Bunny)
  5. Water, Water Every Hare
  6. Wet Hare
  7. What's Cookin' Doc?

X. (Porky narrates during a bumper before Y that "we couldn't find any for X folks, we looked everywhere.")

Y.

Z.

2012

At the end June 2012, after 10 years Cartoon Network returned the marathon titled June Bugs Weekend for two days but instead of the old format which consisted of airing almost all Bugs Bunny shorts in chronological order, the new format consisted of airing a mix of some of the old Looney Tunes shorts and mostly episodes of the new The Looney Tunes Show.

2013

On June 22, 2013 and June 23, 2013, Cartoon Network aired June Bugs Weekend again for two days with the same format from 2012.

References

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