High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Wackiki Wabbit is a 1943 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon, starring Bugs Bunny. It was written by Tedd Pierce and directed by Chuck Jones. Voices were provided by Mel Blanc, Tedd Pierce (the tall, thin man), and Michael Maltese (the short, fat man - their appearances are rough caricatures of the actual men). The musical score was conducted by Carl Stalling.Wackiki Wabbit is notable for its experimental use of strongly graphic, nearly abstract backgrounds. The title is a double play on words, with "Wackicki" suggesting both the island setting (as in "Waikiki") as well as suggesting "wacky" (crazy) along with the usual Elmer Fudd speech pronuncation of "rabbit", although Elmer does not appear in this picture.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Wabbit Twouble (Rabbit Trouble) is a Merrie Melodies cartoon starring Bugs Bunny, produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions and released on December 20, 1941 by Warner Bros. Pictures. The title is the first of several Bugs Bunny cartoon titles that refer to Elmer Fudd's speech impediment, as such, the names of Robert Clampett, Sid Sutherland, and Carl Stalling as well as the roles of Story, Supervision, and Musical Direction are intentionally misspelled in the credits to match Elmer's speech impediment.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Michael Maltese (February 6, 1908 February 22, 1981) was a long-time storyboard artist and screenwriter for classic animated cartoon shorts. In 1941, Maltese was hired by Leon Schlesinger Productions, which three years later became Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc. (Maltese had actually appeared on camera in a 1940 Porky Pig cartoon as a live-action guard at the Warner Brothers entrance gate, who winds up chasing the animated Porky around the Warners lot, the short is entitled You Ought to Be in Pictures and was directed by Friz Freleng). He first worked for Freleng until 1945, but after that he worked for Chuck Jones for a very long time. He and Jones collaborated on classic cartoons like the Academy Award-winning For Scent-imental Reasons and the animated public health documentary, So Much For So Little which won that same year for "Best Documentary Short Subject." Maltese was also the voice of the Lou Costello-esque character in Wackiki Wabbit.