Great Horny Toads, Bugs Bunny turns 80 today!

Decades ago, I tracked down animator and director Chuck Jones to talk about his greatest creations on the occasion of Bugs Bunny’s “birthday,” the date of his first appearance on the big screen.

“Bugs Bunny is how we see ourselves,” Jones said. Bold, brave, smart, swaggering. “Daffy Duck is how we really are.” Petty, venal, thin skinned and delusional.

Chuck identified more with Daffy for those reasons, as do I.

But give yourself a break today, a Bugs break. Enjoy.

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