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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"E Pluribus Uranium" is a play on the United States' motto, "E Pluribus Unum" ("From many, one" referring to the single nation arising out of the union of many states). Bugs Bunny's version would translate, roughly, to "From many, uranium." 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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Emperor Nero: Get me a victim right away, or you'll be the victim.
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Bugs Bunny In The Lions Den
17 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite the story taking place in 54 A.D., the writers get their digs in early on the West Coast culture at the time as we see a sign for "Another Appian Freeway for your Safety" sign. It was during this time that many of the freeways in California were being built.

Anyway, we are in the Roman Coliseum and Emporer Nero wants a victim. (If the writers knew what brutal savage Nero was in real-life, would they still be doing a cartoon with him?) Yosemite Sam, the captain of the guards, and he goes out with a small legion to find victims to feed to the lions. Bugs Bunny sees the "parade" asks what's going on. He tells Sam, "Well, it looks like your out of luck. There's no one around but me." Mmm.....not a smart thing to say. The chase is on.

I liked Bugs comment about "these hot-rod kids," after Sam cracks up his chariot.

Overall, this was an entertaining Bugs cartoon. Even if Bugs has to battle lions, you know who is going to come out on top!


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