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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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Bugs Bunny / Yosemite Sam / Train Passengers / Narrator (voice)
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Yosemite Sam means to hold up the Superchief and Bugs is out to stop him.

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Trivia

This cartoon debuted the 1945, shortened version of the Merrie Melodies theme, used until "Hare Brush" in 1955, and then only in the opening. The closing continued to use the 1941 theme, also until "Hare Brush", while Blue Ribbon reissues continued to use the 1941 theme until 1956, when Blue Ribbons began retaining their original title cards. See more »

Quotes

Yosemite Sam: I'm a-givin' you one second to draw a gun.
Bugs Bunny: [Takes out pencil and paper and draws a picture of a gun] How's that, chunky?
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Connections

Spoofs Superman (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Kingdom Coming
(uncredited)
aka "The Year of Jubilo"
Music by Henry Clay Work
Played at the very end
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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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