Yosemite Sam, as head of a Roman legion, is ordered by Emperor Nero to find a victim to toss to the lions. Or else, he'll be the victim. Sam meets up with Bugs Bunny and decides Bugs will ... See full summary »

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Bugs Bunny / Yosemite Sam / Emperor Nero / Guard / Commentator (voice)
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Yosemite Sam, as head of a Roman legion, is ordered by Emperor Nero to find a victim to toss to the lions. Or else, he'll be the victim. Sam meets up with Bugs Bunny and decides Bugs will make a good victim. But it's Sam and Nero who end up as lion food. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Director Isadore Freleng is credited as Friz Freleng for the first time. See more »

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The short is set in AD54. The Colliseum wasn't started until AD72 and completed in AD80. See more »

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Bugs Bunny: Well, like the Romans always say, E pluribus uranium.
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Edited into The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (1981) See more »

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"Now where'd that skunk of a rabbit go?!?"
11 July 2016 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Very funny Bugs Bunny short directed by Friz Freleng. This one takes place in ancient Rome, where Roman guard Yosemite Sam chases Bugs around the Coliseum while Emperor Nero looks on. It's a fun cartoon with some dated references and jokes that history buffs should enjoy. By history I mean both Roman history and of the time in which this was made. The animation is good, with lovely colors and well-drawn characters and backgrounds. Nice music from Milt Franklyn. Great voice work from the incomparable Mel Blanc. It's a funny cartoon, hilarious in spots, with several memorable lines and gags. Of all the cartoons that took Sam out of his natural setting and had him play dress-up, this is one of my faves. Watching him start the chariot by telling the horse to "giddup mule" is priceless.


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