Bugs Bunny is the name of a cartoon hare from the Warner Bros. cartoon studios. The character was developed by Ben Hardaway, Tex Avery and Chuck Jones.
His English voice comes from Mel Blanc, the German spoken Gerd Vespermann. Since 1997, a new German dubbed version is made in which Sven Plate speaks the voice of bugs (in some recent episodes, however, also Ilja Richter). According to several American film historians, the character is based on Max Hare from the Disney animated film The Tortoise and the Hare (1934).