|Date/Report Number …..011213-NT5HY.04 Item: WWII BUGS BUNNY MWB|
|Description of item: WWII ** 1944/45 RADIUM DIALED BUGS BUNNY WARNER BROS. CARTOONS INC In 1944, Schlesinger sold his studio to Warner Bros., which renamed the company Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc. RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF-LUMINOVA HIGH-PERFORMANCE PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT ** PLEASE READ OUR ANSWER TO A QUESTION CONCERNING THE DATING OF THIS RARE BUGS BUNNY WWII WRIST WATCH AT BOTTOM OF THIS OFFER 32 X 38 W/O CROWN WITH 1948 TO 1953 FIXED LEATHER LOONEY TUNES/BUGS BUNNY STRAP [WE HAVE THE ORIGINAL BROKEN ONE PIECE STRAP] AND ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE BADGES AND OTHER RAAF MILITARY ITEMS 5TH AND 380TH US AAF PATCHES 1944 BUGS BIG LITTLE BOOK US 1935 – 1945 SILVER COINS WARNER BROS WWII VHS & DVD CARTOON COLLECTIONS INCLUDING 17 BANNED ORIGINALS.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $1675.00|
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UNITED STATES ARMY AIR CORPS
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
WWII MILITARY WATCH BOX
The 5th Air Force was formed on February 5th, 1942 with its headquarters on Java in the Dutch East Indies. It was originally the Far East Air Force, and lost most of its aircraft in the attacks on the Philippines on December 7th, 1941. The headquarters was reactivated on September 3rd, 1942 in Brisbane Australia. In August of 1942, the 5th supported the landings on Guadalcanal. In November, the 5th began operations against the Japanese on Papua. They carried troops over the Owen Stanley mountains and kept them supplied. In March, the 5th supported operations that destroyed a large convoy of reinforcements bound for Lae. The 5th expanded its operations and attacked Rabaul and Palau. It moved to New Guinea, and later to the Philippines. During these moves, aircraft from the 5th bombed Truk. The 5th remained in the Philippines and supported land forces there. They then moved to Okinawa. From that island, aircraft were able to take the war to the Japanese mainland. The 5th went on occupation duties in Japan after participating in 13 campaigns.
380TH GROUP FLIGHT JACKET PATCH
The 380th Bombardment Group, 5th AF- RAAF
The 380th Bombardment Group (H), insignia above, flew B-24 Liberator bombers in the South West and Western Pacific areas in WWII. We were part of the 5th Air Force.They were known as the FLYING CIRCUS and as the KING OF THE HEAVIES.
The 380th went overseas in April 1943 to become the second B-24 unit in the Fifth Air Force at that time after the 90th Bomb Group. The other Heavy Bomber unit (the 43rd) flew B-17s.
The 380th was placed under the control of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and assigned to the Australian Northwest Area Command operating out of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. We were thus the only heavy bomber unit available to cover the whole of the Dutch East Indies (1,000,000 square miles) from July 1943 until late in 1944. At that time the successes in the New Guinea campaign had brought the other Fifth Air Force units close enough to the East Indies to join in that task.
The 6th ID 63rd IR
5th AF- RAAF SUPPLIED AIR COVER FOR THE 6TH ID 63 IR
The 6th Infantry Division, assigned to the Sixth Army under the leadership of General Walter S. Krueger in WWII, would train in the art of Jungle warfare.Their contribution included holding the unchallenged record for consecutive days of continuous combat in the Pacific Theater; 219 days of continuous combat on the Island of Luzon, in the Philippines. At the end of World War II, the Division’s men were the most heavily engaged troops in the United States Army still fighting Yamashita’s men in the Cagayan Valley of Northern Luzon. During the War, the men of the 6th Division fought a total of 306 days of combat. Casualties for the 6th Division totaled 1,174 dead, 3,876 wounded and 9 missing. Japanese casualties fighting the Division totaled 23,000 dead and 1,700 captured.
WARNER BROS. CARTOONS INC
In 1944, Schlesinger sold his studio to Warner Bros.,
which renamed the company Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.
PLEASE READ OUR ANSWER TO A QUESTION
CONCERNING THE DATING OF THIS RARE BUGS BUNNY
WWII WRIST WATCH AT BOTTOM OF THIS OFFER
32 X 38
1948 TO 1953 FIXED LEATHER
LOONEY TUNES/BUGS BUNNY STRAP
[WE HAVE THE ORIGINAL BROKEN ONE PIECE STRAP]
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE BADGES
OTHER RAAF MILITARY ITEMS
5TH AND 380TH US AAF PATCHES
1944 BUGS BIG LITTLE BOOK
US 1935 – 1945 SILVER COINS
WARNER BROS WWII
VHS & DVD
INCLUDING 17 BANNED ORIGINALS
Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc. was the in-house division of Warner Bros. Pictures during the Golden Age of American animation. One of the most successful animation studios in American media history, Warner Bros. Cartoons was primarily responsible for the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoon short subjects. The characters featured in these cartoons, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Speedy Gonzales, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, are among the most famous and recognizable characters in the world. Many of the creative staff members at the studio, including directors and animators such as Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Robert McKimson, Tex Avery, Robert Clampett, and Frank Tashlin, are considered major figures in the art and history of traditional animation.
The Warner animation division was founded in 1933 as Leon Schlesinger Studios, an independent company which produced the popular Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies animated short subjects for release by Warner Bros. Pictures. In 1944, Schlesinger sold the studio to Warner Bros., who continued to operate it as Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc. until 1963. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies were briefly subcontracted to Freleng’s DePatie-Freleng Enterprises studio from 1964 until 1967. The Warner Bros. Cartoons studio briefly re-opened in 1967 before shutting its doors for good two years later.
A successor company, Warner Bros. Animation, was established in 1980. That company continues to produce Looney Tunes related works, in addition to television shows and feature films centering around other properties. The classic Warner Bros. animation studio is sometimes referred to as “Termite Terrace”, a name given to the temporary headquarters Tex Avery and his animators were assigned to during Avery’s first year as a Looney Tunes director.
1.1 1930 – 1933: Harman-Ising Productions
1.2 1933 – 1944: Leon Schlesinger Productions
1.3 1944 – 1964: Warner Bros. Cartoons
1.4 1964 – 1967: DePatie-Freleng Enterprises and Format Films
1.5 1967 – 1969: Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Animation
1.6 1970 – present
WWII BUGS IN 1944/45
Bugs Bunny is an animated cartoon character, best remembered for his starring roles in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of theatrical shorts produced by Warner Bros. during the Golden Age of American animation.
Bugs was born on July 27, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York in a warren under Ebbets Field, home of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Bugs is an anthropomorphic gray hare or rabbit and is famous for his flippant, insouciant personality, a pronounced New York accent, and his portrayal as a trickster.
Bugs has appeared in more films than any other cartoon character and is the ninth most portrayed film personality in the world.
In reality, he was created earlier—and by many animators and staff: including Tex Avery, who directed A Wild Hare (1940), an early definitive short, and Robert McKimson, who created the definitive Bugs Bunny character design.
According to Mel Blanc, the character’s original voice actor, Bugs has a Flatbush accent. Bugs has had numerous catchphrases, the most prominent being a casual “Eh… What’s up, doc?”, usually said while chewing a carrot.
Bugs’ popularity soared during World War II because of his free and easy attitude, and began receiving special star billing in his cartoons by 1943. By that time Warner Bros. had become the most profitable cartoon studio in the United States. In company with cartoon studios such as Disney and Famous Studios, Warners put its characters against Ad–olf Hi–tler, Ben–ito Muss-olini, and the Japanese.
The 1944 short Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips features Bugs at odds with a group of Japanese soldiers. This cartoon has since been pulled from distribution due to its racial stereotypes of Japanese people. He also faces off against Hermann Göring and Hitler in the 1945 short Herr Meets Hare, which introduced his well-known reference to Albuquerque as he mistakenly winds up in the Black Forest of ‘Joimany’ instead of Las Vegas, Nevada. Bugs also appeared in the 1942 two-minute U.S. war bonds commercial film Any Bonds Today, along with Porky and Elmer.
At the end of the 1943 short Super-Rabbit, Bugs appears wearing a United States Marine Corps dress blue uniform. As a result, the Marine Corps made Bugs an honorary Marine Master Sergeant
Some notable trainees included Clark Gable and Charles Bronson. Bugs also served as the mascot for 530 Squadron of the 380th Bombardment Group, 5th Air Force, U.S. Air Force, which was attached to the Royal Australian Air Force and operated out of Australia’s Northern Territory from 1943 to 1945, flying B-24 Liberator bombers.
From 1943 to 1946, Bugs was the official mascot of Kingman Army Airfield, Kingman, Arizona, where thousands of aerial gunners were trained during World War II.
Bugs riding an air delivered torpedo served as the squadron logo for Marine Torpedo /Bomber Squadron 242 in the Second World War.
In 1944, Bugs Bunny made a cameo appearance in Jasper Goes Hunting, a Puppetoons short produced by rival studio Paramount Pictures. In this cameo (animated by Robert McKimson, with Mel Blanc providing the voice), Bugs (after being threatened at gunpoint) pops out of a rabbit hole, saying his usual catchphrase; after hearing the orchestra play the wrong theme song, he realizes “Hey, I’m in the wrong picture!” and then goes back in the hole.
BOTH MAP GAUGE & PROTRACTOR ARE SIGNED 380TH
THOUGH THIS IS AN AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE BOX
THE ACTUAL WING WAS USA SO A CAP BADGE IS APPROPRIATE
In 1944, Schlesinger sold the studio to Warner Bros
THIS WATCH SIGNED
WARNER BROTHERS CARTOONS
IS DATED 1944
PICTURE AFTER RESTORATION
Bugs Bunny Corporate Mascot of the Warner Bros Company
DIAL IS NEAR MINT CONDITION
BLACK OUTLINED RADIUM NUMERALS
BLACK STEEL RADIUM HANDS
RADIUM REMOVED FROM HANDS
PICTURE BEFORE ILLUMINATION AND CLEAN UP
CASE IS CHROME OVER BASE
CASE BEZEL & SIDES IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
CASE BOTTOM IS WORN & HAS US MUSIC DI
THE CRYSTAL IS CELLULOID AND ORIGINAL
IN MINT CONDITION WITH SLIGHT YELLOWING
TO RE-ILLUMINATE THE NUMBERS LIKE THE HANDS
WOULD DESTROY THE DIAL ORIGINALITY & VALUE
SO WE LIGHTLY APPLIED LUMINOVA TO
NUMERALS TO PROVIDE BASIC ILLUMINATION
WITHOUT ALTERING THE LOOK
CASE DIAL MOVEMENT
RADIUM MILITARY STYLE
HANDS & NUMERALS
LATE 40.S EARLY 50’S STRAP
THE STRAP WAS RECONDITIONED OVER 7 WEEKS
IT IS AN ORIGINAL LATE 1940′ TO EARLY 1950′ BUGS BUNNY
FIXED LUG LEATHER STRAP WITH ONE SIDE
PROFESSIONALLY REPAIRED BY ROCK
AT THE LUG SIDE
[WE HAVE THE ORIGINAL BROKEN ONE PIECE STRAP]
THIS IS THE REPAIRED SIDE.
A NEW THIN PIECE OF LEATHER
NEW PIECE WAS ATTACHED TO GO OVER
THE LUG BAR. WORKED PERFECTLY
NO VISUAL FROM TOP EVEN WHEN WORN
BEZEL AND SIDES ARE EXCELLENT
THIS CASE BACK IS TWO PIECE
BOTTOM IS LIKE A PAN
MOVEMENT FITS INTO “PAN”
CASE TOP SNAPS OVER.
NOTE COLOR OF CRYSTAL
CASE BEZEL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
NECTAR WATCH COMPANY
PIN LEVER MOVEMENT RUNS GREAT
IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
1943-1946 CA.121 SWISS MADE
SETS WINDS OPERATES RUNS EXCELLENT
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
The Japanese Word For “Japan” is “Nippon” (or “Nihon”).
Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips is a Merrie Melodies animated cartoon directed by Friz Freleng, produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions, and released to theaters on April 22, 1944 by Warner Bros. Pictures and The Vitaphone Corporation. The cartoon was made during World War II, and reflects the United States’ attitude towards one of its main enemies at the time, the Empire of Japan. In the cartoon, Bugs Bunny lands on an island in the Pacific and is pitted against a group of highly racially-stereotyped Japanese soldiers. Bugs shows no mercy against the Japanese soldiers, greeting them with several racial slurs such as “monkey face” and “slant eyes”, making short work of a large sumo wrestler, and bombing most of the Japanese army using various explosives, including grenades hidden in ice cream bars. The cartoon’s title is a play on the verb “nip” as in “bite” and “Nip”, a then-widely used slur for Japanese people, based on the fact that the Japanese word for “Japan” is “Nippon” (or “Nihon”).
Since the 1960s, Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips has become very controversial, because of its portrayal of the Japanese and Bugs’ attitude and casual violence toward them. Despite its dated anti-Japanese slant (in the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor drawing the United States directly into World War II against the Axis powers), and because the cartoon was not one of The Censored Eleven, it was occasionally shown on television in syndicated packages with other pre-August 1948.
The Film Daily called the seven minute short “good fun”, and gave the following synopsis:
“Bugs Bunny, castaway on a Pacific isle, thinks the setting is ideal until he finds his paradise infested with Japanese soldiers. How he single-handedly exterminates the enemy makes for a laugh-filled few minutes of typical Bugs antics, off-screen remarks and action in this Technicolor cartoon produced by Leon Schlesinger.”
TOONS AT WAR WORLD WAR II CARTOONS
THE ABOVE DVD DEMONSTRATES A MAJOR PART AND PORTION OF THE HISTORICAL RECORD OF THE COLLABORATION OF THE US ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY AND US GOVERNMENT IN WAR TIME PROPAGANDA IN RESPONSE TO THE UNITED STATES ENTRY INTO WWII FOLLOWING THE JAPANESE ATTACK ON THE PEARL HARBOR ON DECEMBER 7, 1941.
THIS DVD CONTAINS THE ORIGINAL WWII CARTOONS THAT MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME VIEWERS. THE POPULAR US CARTOON CHARACTERS DELIVERING STRONG STEREOTYPICAL RACIAL THEMES ARE USED TO PORTRAY AXIS POWERS AND KEY PLAYERS/INDIVIDUALS.
ONCE AN EXTREMELY POPULAR AND SUCCESSFUL MEANS OF MOTIVATING AND INDUCING ANGER AS WELL AS SOLIDARITY IN THE AMERICAN PUBLIC DURING WWII, THESE CARTOONS WITH POPULAR CHARACTERS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RAPID RECRUITMENT OF SOLDIERS, NURSES AND WORKERS FOR THE WAR EFFORT, AS WELL AS A MEANS OF SELLING WAR BONDS.
AFTER WWII, AND THE BEGINNING OF THE COLD WAR , THE UNITED STATES WAS FORCED TO RE-EVALUATE OUR RELATIONS WITH THE VERY COUNTRIES AND PEOPLES THAT HAD BEEN OUR ENEMIES ONLY A FEW YEARS BEFORE. OF ALL THE WWII PROPAGANDA THAT WAS CREATED FOR US CONSUMPTION, THESE SPECIFIC 17 WARNER BROTHERS CARTOONS WERE INTENTLY AND SPECIFICALLY REMOVED FROM PUBLIC ACCESS BY WARNER BROTHERS IN ORDER NOT TO OFFEND THE PEOPLES THAT HAD BEEN ENEMIES OF THE US.
1. The Bugs Bunny Bond Rally (1941) – Released only a month after Pearl Harbor, Bond Rally has Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig and Elmer Fudd asking the musical question written by Irving Berlin. “Any Bonds Today?”
2. Rookie Review (1941) – Directed by Friz Freleng. Cartoon gags on military life. Look for charicatures of Tex Avery and Other Warner Bros, legends in the mess hall.
3. You’re a Sap Mr. Jap (1942) – Directed by Dan Gordon. While out on Coast Guard duty, Popeye is attacked by a Jap destroyer! Will Popeye survive?
4. Seein’ Red, White ‘n’ Blue (1943) – Directed by Dan Gordon. Bluto must report to the draft board for his induction into the Navy but Bluto doesn’t want to join and it’s up to Popeye and some Japs disguised as orphans to convince him he should.
5. Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips (1944) – Directed by Friz Freleng. Bugs Bunny adrift somewhere in the Pacific Ocean lands on an island overrun with Jap soldiers. Using some stradgedy, Bugs overcomes some incredible odds.
6. Mel Blanc and Lucille Ball – A rare clip of the man of 1,000 voices doing Sad Sack for our Armed Forces Radio.
7. Victory Through Air Power – An Animated preview of Walt Disney’s classic on American air defense.
8. The Thrifty Pig – Who’s afraid of the big bad Nazi wolf? Not the pig who built his house out of war savings bond bricks.
9. Seven Wise Dwarfs – Instead of giving diamonds to Snow White, The dwarfs decide to buy…you guessed it…savings bonds.
10. All Together Now – The entire Disney animated family marches through the streets of London pushing savings bonds.
11. The Spitit of’43 – Should Donald Duck spend his money on the Axis or for American taxes?
12. Scrap Happy Daffy (1943) – Directed by Frank Tashlin. Daffy must protect his scrap pile from a tin-eating Nazi goat sent by Hitler.
13. The Ductators (1942) – Directed by Norman McCabe. In a barnyard a bad egg is hatched and out pops an Adolph Hitler duck.
14. The Blitz Wolf (1942) – Directed by Tex Avery. Long suppressed clasic by Tex Avery as Sgt. Pork and his pals take on Adolph Wolf. Der fewer the better.
15. Confusions of a Nutzy Spy (1943) – Directed by Norman McCabe. Constable Porky Pig and his dog are hot on the trail of a Nazi saboteur, Missing Lynx.
16. Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (1942) – Directed by Bob Clampett. Considered by many to be the best Warner cartoon ever made, De Sebben Dwarfs are in the army now.
17. Der Fuehrer’s Face (1942) – Donald Duck has a nightmare that he lives in Germany slaving under the Nazi regime.
GOLDEN AGE OF LOONEY TUNES
BUGS BUNNY BY EACH DIRECTOR [VHS]
1. The Heckling Hare (Tex Avery)
2. Hare Tonic (Chuck Jones)
3. Hare Ribbin’ (Bob Clampett)
4. A Hare Grows in Manhattan (Friz Freleng)
5. The Unruly Hare (Frank Tashlin)
6. Gorilla My Dreams (Robert McKimson)
BUGS & DAFFY: THE WARTIME CARTOONS [VHS]
THIS VHS TAPE OFFERS A SELECTION OF 11 WARNER STUDIOS WWII CARTOONS WITH THE NEAR EXCLUSIVE FOCUS ON THE WAR AGAINST GERMANY; NONE OF THE ANTI-JAPANESE CARTOONS THAT WERE PULLED FROM PUBLIC ACCESS ARE INCLUDED — SUCH AS “BUGS BUNNY NIPS THE NIPS” – SOME OF THE CARTOONS INCLUDED ARE “DRAFTEE DAFFY” “FALLING HARE” THE WEAKLY REPORTER” “RUSSIAN RHAPSODY” “FIFTH COLUMN MOUSE” & “SUPER RABBIT”
Actors: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Richard Bickenbach, Bea Benaderet, Billy Bletcher
Directors: Chuck Jones, Frank Tashlin, Friz Freleng, Robert Clampett
Writers: Tedd Pierce, Lou Lilly, Michael Maltese, Warren Foster
Producers: Edward Selzer, Leon Schlesinger
Run Time: 80 minutes
Bugs & Daffy: The Wartime Cartoons [VHS]
ITEMS FOR RAAF
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARMED FORCES
BAND MASTER QUALIFICATION BADGE
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE CAP BADGE
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE PILOTS WINGS
THE FOLLOWING WERE PART OF ONE BUY
THE ESTATE OF HYDE
1943 STEEL PENNIES
A SET OF EXCELLENT CONDITION MERCURY DIMES
FROM 1935 THROUGH 1945
WITH 1938 PULLED FROM THE ROW AND
PLACED OVER THE 1938 INDIAN NICKLE
SIGNYFYING THE 380TH
PICS TAKEN BEFORE MOUNTING 1938 DIME
NEW DEEP BLACK MILITARY WATCH BOX
WITH TRIPLE HINGED FRONT THAT OPENS
AND HAS MAGNETIC CLOSURES
HYDE WAS AN OFFICER 380TH GROUP
WWII MACHINE GUN ROUND
THIS IS ALL ORIGINAL
THIS IS NOT CARVED INTO THE BRASS
THE 5TH COVERED MORE THAN 380TH BUT IT IT CLOSE ENOUGH
MORE COMING SOON
380TH PLUS INITIALS
SEEMS TO BE ACID ETCHED
WE CHANGED THE BOX TO A DEEPER BLACK BOX
THE WINGS ARE SILVER
THEY WERE ATTACHED TO POUCH
THEY LOOK TO BE NAVY
SIGNED BRITISH MADE
6th ID 63rd IR
WEARABLE WITH STRETCH STRAP
1944. WWII, BUGS BUNNY BIG LITTLE BOOK WITH
“Buy MORE U. S. War Savings Bonds and Stamps
~ Keep ’em fighting” advertisement inside the rear cover.
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