A Wild Hare was released on July 27, 1940, and it’s considered the first appearance of both Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny in their mature forms. It’s also the first time Bugs pops up and asks Elmer, “What’s up, Doc?”
The illustrated “biography” Bugs Bunny: Fifty years and only one grey hare is available to UWW students and staff from UW-Oshkosh’s library (use ILLiad interlibrary loan to make requests while Universal Borrowing is down for an upgrade July 27-August 17).
Andersen Library has materials on the history of cartoons. Search the Library Catalog to find titles such as Cartoons: One hundred years of cinema animation (3rd-floor Main Collection, NC1765 .B4213 1994) and the DVD Looney tunes (2nd-floor Browsing DVD, Feature Film, Call Number Loo).
Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding materials.