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Bugs, Daffy and Elmer Original Production Cel from 1991 Looney Tunes Box Office Bunny

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This Bugs, Daffy, and Elmer Original Production Cel from 1991 Looney Tunes Box Office Bunny captures them both in iconic poses. This art comes with a signature from the new voice of Bugs Bunny, Eric Bauza.

Here's the cartoon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMGgMigpxG0

Box-Office Bunny, released in 1991, is a 5-minute Looney Tunes short film starring Bugs BunnyDaffy Duck and Elmer Fudd. It was shown in theaters alongside The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter, as well as on the subsequent home media releases for the film. This was Warner Bros.'s first Bugs Bunny theatrical release since 1964's False Hare. It was issued to commemorate Bugs' 50th anniversary and is included as a special feature on the DVD for The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie.

Jeff Bergman voiced the three main characters, thus becoming the first person besides the legendary Mel Blanc, who had died two years previously, to provide Bugs' and Daffy's voices.

The short was directed by Darrell Van Citters, who went on to direct the first two "Hare Jordan" Bugs Bunny/Michael Jordan commercials for Nike.

In the late 1980s, Warner Bros. Animation started producing new theatrical animated shorts, featuring the Looney Tunes characters. The Duxorcist (1987) and The Night of the Living Duck (1988) were well-received individually. Both were then incorporated to the compilation film Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1988). They marked a return to prominence for fictional character Daffy Duck. They were followed by Box-Office Bunny, the first theatrical short featuring Bugs Bunny since 1964.

According to director Darrell Van Citters, the Warner Bros. studio was uncertain what to do with the film. It was reportedly completed six to nine months before its actual release, which was delayed because the studio wanted to place it alongside one of their feature films, but could not decide which could best serve to spotlight it. It was finally released alongside The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1991).

The action takes place in a massive movie theater, called "Cineminium". It is a 100-screen multiplex, constructed right above Bugs's rabbit hole. When Bugs surfaces within the theater, usher Elmer Fudd attempts to drive him away. Meanwhile, Daffy finds the admission fee of the multiplex to be too high for his tastes. He instead uses his library card to force open a door and sneak inside.

The would-be free rider stumbles on the usher, Elmer. To divert attention from his own illegal entry, Daffy drives Elmer to further focus on Bugs. He also joins forces with him against Bugs. Following a chase through the movie theater, Bugs manages to trap his opponents within a projection screen and within the film depicted on it. Said film is apparently part of the slasher film subgenre and the trapped duo are confronted by a "hockey-mask wearingchainsaw-wielding maniac". During the Drum sequence in the end, Daffy and Elmer break through the Drum in their attempt to escape. Bugs pokes out of the hole they made and simply says to the audience "and that's the end!".