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Hare Trigger (1945)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 5 May 1945 (USA)
Yosemite Sam means to hold up the Superchief and Bugs is out to stop him.

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Yosemite Sam means to hold up the Superchief and Bugs is out to stop him.

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First appearance of Yosemite Sam, whose prototype, Red Hot Ryder, opposed Bugs eight months earlier in Buckaroo Bugs (1944). See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Yosemite Sam: [Bugs is tied up and hanging from a rope on top of the train as it lingers over a concrete bridge] Now, you lop-eared polecat, try and get out of this one!
[Sam begins to cut the rope and caption cards suddenly appear]
Narrator: Is this the end of Bugs Bunny? Will our hero be dashed to bits on the jagged rocks below?
Bugs Bunny: Is he to be doomed to utter destruction? Will he be rendered non-corpus mentis?
[Bugs walks into frame dragging a tied-up Sam behind him, with a bag of money in his hand]
Bugs Bunny: Eh, he ...
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Der Erlkönig
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Music by Franz Schubert
Played when the poster of Yosemite Sam is shown
Played occasionally throughout the picture
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Hilarious
16 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love Looney Tunes, always have done, always will do, and I love the pairings of Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam. With them, I am used to razor-sharp dialogue, clever sight gags and explosive character interaction. With Hare Trigger I was not disappointed at all! The animation is colourful and looks as though care has gone into it. And the music is very energetic and fits with the story and action well.

The cartoon goes at a fast pace, and has a good and rarely predictable story. The chemistry between Bugs and Sam is a sheer delight, Bugs is his witty and likable self, while Sam bags the best lines and utters them with relish. Mel Blanc's stellar vocals only add to the fun, Blanc's voice work is always consistent and as I've said many times he had a knack of elevating even the weakest of material.

Hare Trigger's real creme de la creme is in the humour. The dialogue is razor-sharp and very witty and with the chemistry between Bugs and Sam as explosive as it already is it has the impact of firecrackers going off. But it is actually the action and sight gags that drive it. The action is exhilarating, while the sight gags do not fall into the trap of being predictable and work on repeat viewings.

All in all, a hilarious cartoon and a must for fans of Bugs or Yosemite Sam. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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