2020 55¢ Bugs Bunny: Super Rabbit
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
In most Bugs Bunny cartoons, Bugs simply masquerades as someone else. He pretends to be a sheriff or a hunter or a beautiful lady. While his acting is always superb, he rarely actually changes into someone else. However, in 1943's Super-Rabbit, directed by Chuck Jones, Bugs does just that.
The episode opens on a scientist named Professor Cannafraz developing what he calls a "super carrot." He decides to test his invention out on Rabbitus idioticus americanus (Bugs) to see if it works. Unable to resist a carrot, Bugs eats it right away and is suddenly gifted with super powers. While the effects wear off after a time, as long as Bugs continues to eat the carrots, his super powers remain.
Bugs decides to take his new abilities to Deepinaharta, Texas, where he has heard tale of a hunter who wants to take down every rabbit in the area. Bugs finds the hunter immediately and begins to show off his powers. He repels the hunter's bullets, dribbles a cannonball like a basketball, and even rips the hunter's airplane out of the sky.
In an unfortunate turn of events, the hunter and his horse eat all Bugs' remaining super carrots. He is forced to revert to his usual method of escaping trouble and disguises himself. It turns out the art of the costume is Bugs' true super power.