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Rabbit Hood (1949)

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When Bugs tries to take a carrot from the King's field in Sherwood Forest he's caught in the act by the Sheriff of Nottingham.

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While unwittingly trespassing in the royal gardens in search of carrots, Bugs runs afoul of the Sheriff of Nottingham, who tries to apprehend him for poaching. The royal grounds are, in fact, amply posted with "No Poaching" signs (one sign reads "Not even an egg"), but Bugs either didn't see or ignored them. Of course, Bugs sets out to endlessly turn the tables on the hapless Sheriff, at one point talking him into building a six-room two-door home in the middle of the King's gardens. The dueling pair are periodically interrupted by a chubby Little John who proclaims, each time he appears, "Don't you worry never fear, Robin Hood will soon be here". In the end, the merriest of merry men does appear and it's...it's...oh, see it yourself. Bugs goes in disguise as the King, who then knights the Sheriff ("Arise, Sir Loin of Beef..."). Written by runar-4

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24 December 1949 (USA)  »

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Bugs Bunny et Robin des Bois  »

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Trivia

This line: Bugs Bunny: [Conk] Arise, Duke of Brittingham. is an in-joke to the bar Briitingham's across the street from the Warner Brothers cartoon studio. According to writer Lloyd Turner in an interview with Mike Barrier fellow cartoon writer Tedd Pierce was such a frequent customer Turner said that he "lived there." See more »

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Bugs Bunny: Sheriff of Nottingham, in gratitude for your faithful service, I shall knight thee.
Sheriff of Nottingham: Your most gracious Majesty.
Bugs Bunny: In the name of my most royal Majesty, I knight thee.
Bugs Bunny: [Conks the Sheriff on the head with his scepter] Arise, Sir Loin of Beef.
Bugs Bunny: [Conks him again] Arise, Earl of Cloves.
Bugs Bunny: [Conk] Arise, Duke of Brittingham.
Bugs Bunny: [Conk] Arise, Baron of Munchausen.
Bugs Bunny: [Conk] Arise, Essence of Myrrh...
Bugs Bunny: [Conk] Milk of Magnesia...
Bugs Bunny: [Conk] Quarter of ten.
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Crazy Credits

Warner Brothers' best animation cartoons writer, 'Michael Maltese (I)' wrote Rabbit Hood (1949) and Duck Amuck (1953). The opening credits of both were almost written in Old English and each title is a reminder of John Hancock's special signature on 1776's Declaration of Independence. See more »

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Referenced in World of Robin Hood (2006) See more »

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Rule Brittania
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Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
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1 March 2007 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

You know, the world of movies was different before the late fifties. Once you released a film, it had a run, hopefully a long one. Then it was gone, as if it never existed. Then we had TeeVee that started to show just-out-of-release movies, then Ted Turner showing old movies from collections he purchased, and then tapes and DVDs. Now movies can be seen by anyone at any time.

But not then, and if it was big, the studios could rerelease it, and get a second round of return. Such was the case with "Robin Hood." And to increase the buzz, they commissioned this, essentially an ad and featuring a publicity still of Errol Flynn.

There's something a bit wonderful about how Bugs grew up as a character, and its pretty sophisticated what happens here. Bugs is treated as if he were an actor hired to play a part, a Robin Hood part. Its highly introspective humor this. No joke is funny, but the very idea is miraculous.

Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.


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