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Knighty Knight Bugs (1958)

Court jester Bugs races against the Black Knight (Yosemite Sam) and his sneezing dragon in pursuit of the Singing Sword.

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Bugs Bunny / Yosemite Sam / King Arthur / Sir Osis of Liver / Sir Loin of Beef / The Dragon / Knights (voice)
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King Arthur's kingdom and the knights of the Round Table are in the doldrums since the Dark Knight stole the Singing Sword and put it under the protection of a fire-breathing dragon. The king's jester, Bugs Bunny, says only a fool would try to steal it back, so the king orders him to try. The jester boldly enters the Dark Knight's castle, initially catching his adversaries napping, but when the Singing Sword wakes the knight and the dragon, can Bugs complete his mission? He's a clever fool. A moat, portcullis, and catapult all figure in the face off. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The only Bugs Bunny cartoon to ever win an Academy Award. See more »

Goofs

When Bugs runs into the door at the base of the tower (chased by Sam the Black Knight and the dragon), he is holding the Singing Sword. When he ducks out and locks his adversaries inside, he is missing the sword. Later, leaving the castle, he has it again. See more »

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Sam: Don't sneeze ya stupid dragon, or you'll blow us to the moon!
[Dragon sneezes and the tower "blasts off", headed for the moon]
Sam: Dragons is so stupid.
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Connections

Featured in Tiny Toon Adventures: Who Bopped Bugs Bunny? (1990) See more »

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Aloha Oe
Music by Queen Liliuokalani
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This won an Academy Award?
10 June 2008 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

All right, it's not totally surprising this Looney Tunes episode won an Academy Award - what is surprising is that it has been the only Bugs Bunny episode to have an A.A! I agree with ccthemovieman-1, it was silly to rate only this an A.A and not other episodes. Episodes like "Mad As a Mars Hare" and "Bugs and Thugs" deserve an A.A more than this.

Despite what I said in my previous paragraph, I do think this is a good episode. It has good humour and surprisingly good slapstick (the timing is very good), the King Arthur theme works well and gives a good setting to the episode and the "quest" theme for Bugs also gives a good tone to the episode, amid all the slapstick there is indeed a brave quest being done here. This short also has one of my favourite Looney Tunes endings, it is quite calm and peaceful (this is NOT a spoiler).

A singing sword has been stolen from the Knights of the Round Table and King Arthur wants to send one of his knights to go and recover it. None of them are brave enough to face the Black Knight (Yosemite Sam) who stole it and turn, literally, chicken. Then Bugs Bunny, a jester, turns up on the scene and there is a funny plot turn...

I recommend this to people who like Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam teaming up and becoming different characters and to people who like a King Arthur theme in a Looney Tunes episode. Enjoy! :-)


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