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.