The decision was influenced by Thorson's experience in designing hares.He had designed Max Hare in Toby Tortoise Returns (Disney, 1936).
Candid Camera's Elmer character design is also different: taller and chubbier in the face than the modern model, though Arthur Q. It is the first film where both Elmer Fudd and Bugs, both redesigned by Bob Givens, are shown in their fully developed forms as hunter and tormentor, respectively; the first in which Mel Blanc uses what would become Bugs' standard voice; and the first in which Bugs uses his catchphrase, "What's up, Doc?
He has also appeared in more films than any other cartoon character, According to Chase Craig, who later wrote and drew the first Bugs Bunny comic Sunday pages and the first Bugs comic book, "Bugs was not the creation of any one man; however, he rather represented the creative talents of perhaps five or six directors and many cartoon writers.
In those days, the stories were often the work of a group who suggested various gags, bounced them around and finalized them in a joint story conference." A rabbit with some of the personality of Bugs, though looking very different, was originally featured in the film Porky's Hare Hunt, released on April 30, 1938.
This version of the rabbit was cool, graceful, and controlled.
He retained the guttural laugh but was otherwise silent.