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Roman Legion-Hare (1955)

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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12 November 1955 (USA)  »

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The caption at the beginning says "ROME 54 A.D." A.D. 54 was the year Nero became emperor of Rome -- 1901 years before 1955, when the cartoon was made and released. See more »

Goofs

The doormat Sam stands in when the lions pull him back in under the door wasn't there when he first came out. See more »

Quotes

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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Bugs battling lions? I sure didn't see that coming!
25 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am an avid Looney Tunes fan, and I love Roman Legion-Hare. It is a little slow and obvious to begin with, but once it picked up I forgot about these minor misgivings. The animation is excellent, colourful, crisp and smooth, the backgrounds especially and like it is with many Looney Tunes cartoons the music has a lot of energy. The dialogue is witty and incredibly funny, Bugs and Sam both have a lion's share of great lines, and the sight gags particularly in the lion's den(Nero playing a violin before supposedly being mauled by the lions) are clever. Sam has great lines and is a great foil, he doesn't look too bad in Roman gladiator garb either, and Nero(a caricature on Charles Laughton?) is good too, but Bugs steals the cartoon just by his wit alone. Mel Blanc as always is superb, bringing life to these characters with terrific gusto. Overall, terrific. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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