28 August 2007 | ccthemovieman-1
June Foray's "Millicent:" One Of The Funniest Voices I've Ever Heard
June Foray's voice work with "Millicent" in this cartoon is flat-out hilarious. You have to hear this, to believe it. Working with regulars Mel Blanc (Bugs) and Arthur Q. Bryan (Elmer Fudd) makes this a terrific trio of voices. All three of these people are legends in this business. Look at Foray's resume and biography here at IMDb. It is extensive, to say the least.
Foray makes this one of the best Bugs Bunny cartoons I have ever watched, and I've seen a lot of them.
This story all starts when Elmer receives a huge crate from "Slobovia."
"Slobovia? Who do I know from there," he wonders. Then he reads the attached note: "Dear Nephew, Take care of this rare and valuable Slobovian Rabbit until I arrive. Signed, Uncle Judd Fudd. P.S. I will pay you $500 for your trouble."
The rabbit is not Bugs - it's "Millicent," and she's big and not very attractive. "Well," Elmer tells us, "Looks aren't everything, you know."
Well, it isn't looks that make Millicent unattractive; it's her attitude (although she is pretty funny with that Russian accent and the expressions she uses.) Who becomes the victim of this nightmarish female hare? Yup, poor Bugs Bunny, and this gal has Bugs literally shaking in fear.
How that came to be, and what happens, I'll leave it up to you to catch it, if you can get hold of one of fourth volume of Golden or Spotlight Looney Tunes Collection DVDs. All of them have plenty of offer.....like "Millicent."
One note: the comedy bit with the goldfish is hilarious, an excellent of dark humor.