2020 55¢ Bugs Bunny: Hollywood Star
Value: 55¢ 1-ounce First-class rate (Forever)
Issue Date: July 27, 2020
First Day City: Burbank, CA
Type of Stamp: Commemorative
Printed by: Banknote Corporation of America
Printing Method: Offset
Format: Pane of 20
Quantity Printed: 50,000,000
There are too many great Bugs Bunny cartoons to count. That's why, over the years, several compilations have been created to give audiences their fix of Looney Tunes cartoons all in one place. One of the best was The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie which was first released in the 1980s and then re-released in 1986 and 1998.
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie was unique because, in addition to the series of clips, it was narrated by Bugs Bunny. These scenes introduce Bugs at his luxury home complete with carrot juice waterfall and pool. Bugs appears in a maroon smoking jacket and ascot and talks about the history of his cartoons. He appears every bit the movie star relaxing at home, occasionally pulling a carrot from an ice bucket to chew on.
Bugs begins his narrative by walking along a wall of portraits he describes as his "several fathers." These are all the animators that helped develop the Bugs Bunny character over the years, including the famous Tex Avery and Chuck Jones. Bugs also talks about the enemies he's faced over the years, like Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam.
Whether Bugs is alone on screen or paired with rivals like Daffy Duck, this compilation of shorts proves that he steals the show no matter what part he plays.