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What's OnBugs Bunny

Digging for carrots in the corner of Leicester Square, and celebrating an 80th anniversary this year, is Bugs Bunny.

  • Dates 27/02/2020 - 27/02/2020
  • Location 46 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LU, UK
  • Price Free

Eh…What’s up, doc?

Gracing a flower bed in the southwest of the square, Bugs Bunny is an unmistakeable presence for visitors to Leicester Square.

Bugs first appeared in the cartoon A Wild Hare in 1940 and became the official mascot of Warner Bros. He has remained a global cultural icon ever since and in 2020 will celebrate his 80th anniversary.

Bugs is best known for his roles in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. In this classic depiction of Bugs he can be seen eating a carrot alongside his mailbox, as he utters his famous catch phrase “Eh…What’s up, doc?” in his distinctive Brooklyn accent.

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That's not all folks

The Bugs Bunny statue was scultped by hand by the talented team at 3D Eye, beginning with a smaller maquette to ensure the pose was accurate. Meanwhile, Bugs’ mailbox was 3D printed from data provided by the studio.

Bugs has been cast in the character’s accurate height which is 4 feet tall from ears to toe, and he is fixed onto a concrete base obscured by the flower bed.

What’s more, if you’re looking to see Bugs Bunny’s iconic statue, why not make a day of it in Leicester Square?

From the world’s best film premieres and family-friendly favourites, to mouth-watering food and drink and eye-popping shopping, there’s always something to do 24/7.

Discover the full list of what’s on in LSQ.

Bugs Bunny copyright courtesy of Warner Bros.

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