The Hungry Wolf is a 1942 one-reel animated cartoon short subject from MGM. It tells the story of a hungry wolf who one day, while starving during a cold winter, meets with a rabbit and is struggling between his instincts and conscience.


A wolf is out of food, and begins hallucinating, seeing a rope as sausages and a rolling pin as an ear of corn. A young rabbit, lost in the snow, comes in, and the wolf eyes him hungrily. The rabbit is amazingly polite, and just before the wolf is about to cook him, asks the wolf to be his daddy. The wolf can't bring himself to eat him and sends him away. But the hunger will not stop, so he sets out in search of the rabbit. The rabbits mother in a fit of worry sets out to find her son and indeed does but with the wolf lying next to him having fainted from the cold. They carry him back home with them and give a him a blanket a tub of hot water to warm up his feet and some turkey to satisfy his hunger much to his joy.

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