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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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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Edited into Devil's Feud Cake (1963) See more »

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Not exactly an epic
18 March 2004 | by (Rijswijk, ZH, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Rome, 54 A. D. Emperor Nero,who may or may not be played by Charles Laughton, enters the Colosseum for the season opener as a sportscaster introduces us to the undefeated champions, the Detroit Lions. When it turns out they are all out of victims, Captain of the Guard Yosimitus Sammus takes out his legion (all of whom resemble Elmerus Fuddus) to go get one. Guess who he finds?

Don't expect much gladiator combat, for after a very promising start, "Roman Legion-Hare" becomes yet another Bugs vs. Yosemite chase caper, only with horse and chariots and lots of caged lions. In fact each and every room in the Colosseum seems to connect to the lion's den. Strategists take note: when faced with a situation like this, make sure the man eaters get a whiff of your opponent. This way, when you take a wrong turn, the lions will prefer the taste of his flesh over yours.

The fifties were the golden age of the Roman epics, so a loony spoof could not be far behind. It must have been especially amusing to see this at the cinema with a real horse and chariot extravaganza following, although being very lengthy films, they probably did not have Merry Melodies as it's opening act. Bugs more likely opened for Doris Day and Jerry Lewis instead.

6 out of 10


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