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Ballot Box Bunny (1951)

When Yosemite Sam campaigns on a platform including rabbit genocide, Bugs runs against him.

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Bugs Bunny / Yosemite Sam / Man with Cigar / Ant / Horse / the Women (voice)
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Storyline

Yosemite Sam is running for mayor, and one of his campaign promises is to get rid of all the rabbits. When Bugs runs against him as the "pro-bunny" candidate, Yosemite uses a number of elaborate stunts to eliminate his opponent (which all backfire). In the end, they're defeated by a dark horse candidate (an actual dark horse!). Written by Mike Konczewski

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6 October 1951 (USA)  »

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Wer die Wahl hat, hat die Qual  »

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Trivia

The town's statue has a plague that reads "Pro Patria 1865: Batchelder, Champin, Farren, Julian, Nicholson, Perez, Pratt, Ross". This is a list of the crew that worked on the cartoon, including a presumed reference to an uncredited Warren Batchelder as well as references to Ken Champin, Paul Julian, Manuel Perez, Hawley Pratt and Virgil Ross. Many of the shop names are also references to crew members, with Ross & Co, Frizby, M. Perez and P. Julian Yard Tools being named after Virgil Ross, Friz Freleng, Manuel Perez and Paul Julian respectively. See more »

Goofs

When Sam asks Bugs to play the piano, Bugs plays 2 distinctly different sour notes each time, but he is striking the exact same key. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Yosemite Sam: As I stand on this platform, I stand for union - Union suits and Union stations! For the little people. There's enough fresh air and sunshine in this great country of ours for everybody, and I'll see to it that you'll get your share!
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Connections

Featured in Bugs Bunny: All American Hero (1981) See more »

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Baby Face
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Music by Harry Akst
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A predictable but fast paced cartoon where there's always an explosion just around the corner!
18 August 2008 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

Friz Freleng's 'Ballot Box Bunny' was one of my favourite cartoons as a child and watching it today it's easy to see why it appealed to my anarchic young mind. Barely a minute goes by without some kind of explosion, be it from a joke cigar, a cannon, a stick of dynamite or a booby trapped piano. The premise of Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam running against each other in the Mayoral elections is just an excuse for these various time-honoured routines. The most famous gag, used again and again in cartoons, is the piano with the booby trapped key which sets off some TNT. This old joke takes so long to tell that it always bores me nowadays unless it is timed impeccable. In 'Ballot Box Bunny' it is performed in a pretty uninteresting manner. There's a few other slip ups in timing throughout this cartoon, most noticeably the ludicrously late spit-take Bugs does at the beginning of the short. Despite relying on safe, predictable jokes for the most part, 'Ballot Box Bunny' is a fast paced cartoon which manages to avoid being dull despite the audience being one step ahead of every scene in Warren Foster's script. The plus side of this is that it makes the brilliant, slightly macabre ending all the more unexpected and funny.


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