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Birthday of the Day: In One Year the Movie Space Jam Can Drink

It’s a big moment when you bust out of your teen years and into your 20s. No more mom and dad telling you what to do.

For the movie Space Jam, that time has come.

Turning 20 today, the Bugs Bunny/Michael Jordan vehicle has fans of all ages thinking back to that magical day in 1996 when they saw Space Jam for the first time. Step back with us, won’t you?

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Today marks the 75 year anniversary of the first Bugs Bunny cartoon.
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Bugs Bunny first peeked out of his rabbit hole 75 years ago today.

The first 'official' Looney Tunes cartoon featuring the wascally wabbit is called A Wild Hare and it was released on July 27, 1940.

Many of the long lasting traits, typical in the character, were there from the start of A Wild Hare. The carrot, "What's up, doc?" and the swagger can all be seen from the beginning.

Go ahead and watch it again, even though you've probably seen it many, many times.

Merrie Melodies - A Wild Hare (1940) by Cartoonzof2006

A Wild Hare would end up getting nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Subject: Cartoons, but it lost to a cartoon entitled The Milky Way.