Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny in Falling Hare (1943)
First appearance A Wild Hare (debut July 27, 1940)
Created by Ben "Bugs" Hardaway
Robert McKimson
Tex Avery
Chuck Jones
Bob Clampett
Friz Freleng
Voiced by Mel Blanc (1940–1989)
Jeff Bergman (1990–1992)
Greg Burson (1993–1996)
Billy West (1996's Space Jam)
Joe Alaskey (2003–present, Looney Tunes: Back in Action and Daffy Duck for President)

Bugs Bunny is an animated rabbit/hare who appears in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated films produced by Warner Bros. Cartoons. According to his biography, he was "born" in 1939 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York and the product of many creators: Ben "Bugs" Hardaway (who created a prototypical version of Bugs Bunny known around the Termite Terrace as Bugs' Bunny) Bob Clampett, Tex Avery (who directed A Wild Hare, considered Bugs' formal film debut), Robert McKimson (who created the definitive Bugs Bunny character design), Chuck Jones, and Friz Freleng.

According to Mel Blanc, his original voice actor, his accent is an equal blend of the Bronx and Brooklyn dialects; Tex Avery said, to the contrary, that he had asked Blanc to give him not a New York voice as such, but a voice like that of actor Frank McHugh, who turned up frequently in supporting roles in the thirties and whose voice might be described as New York Irish.[1] Bugs Bunny is one of the most popular and recognizable cartoon characters in the world. In 2002, he was named by TV Guide as the greatest cartoon character of all time