Bunny and Claude
|Bunny and Claude|
|Looney Tunes character|
|First appearance||Bunny and Claude: We Rob Carrot Patches, 1968|
|Created by||Robert McKimson|
Mel Blanc (Claude)|
Pat Woodell (Bunny)
Bunny and Claude are two fictional cartoon characters in Looney Tunes. They are robbers, based on the real-life Bonnie and Clyde and the then recent film version about the pair's life that had been released by Warner Bros.
They are a well-dressed rabbit male (Claude) and female (Bunny) who are always pulling off carrot heists, and their catchphrase is "We rob carrot patches", based on the film Bonnie and Clyde's "We rob banks". Bunny was voiced by Pat Woodell and Claude was voiced by veteran WB voice actor Mel Blanc. They both speak with pronounced Southern accents.
They appeared in two cartoons produced by Warner Bros. Animation and released by Warner Bros.- Seven Arts in 1968, titled Bunny and Claude (We Rob Carrot Patches) and The Great Carrot Train Robbery (the latter was held over to 1969). Both films were directed by Robert McKimson, and were his first two cartoons he directed in his comeback to Termite Terrace.
Bunny and Claude were always chased by a stereotypical Southern sheriff (also voiced by Mel Blanc, his voice sounded similar to Foghorn Leghorn and Yosemite Sam), whom would always pursuit them in his police cruiser, even though the gangster rabbits would always foil his plans.