The character of Bugs Bunny was first created by Warner Bros. back in the 1930’s, and the popular character has been an icon of popular culture ever since. The slick rabbit has been slick-talking his way out of trouble for decades, but did you know that he’s got plenty of history and even some scandals under his belt? How many of these stories about Bugs Bunny do you already know?
A Different Look
When Bugs Bunny first appeared on TV screens, he had quite a different look from the Bugs we know and love today. His first appearance was in Porky’s Hate Hunt in April 1938. He looks totally unrecognizable here!
Looney Tunes animator Ben “Bugs” Hardaway created the beloved character, who was initially named Happy Rabbit. When he was working on the concept, his co-workers would refer to his animation as “Bugs’ Bunny,” and the name stuck. The rest is history!