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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 receive an Academy Award. See more »

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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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Bugs Bunny: [as the court jester] Yuck, yuck, yuck, yuck! Only a fool would go after the Singing Sword!
King Arthur: A good idea, *fool*. Unless you bring back the Singing Sword, you will be put to the rack, burned at the stake, and beheaded.
Bugs Bunny: Be-be-beheaded?
[starts laughing, then crying]
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Edited into Bugs Bunny's Easter Special (1977) See more »

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Aloha Oe
Music by Queen Liliuokalani
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Solid Effort, But Was Academy Making Up For Lost Time?
28 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree with the reviewers here: this was good, but "the only Bugs Bunny cartoon to win an Academy Award?" That is ridiculous. I can only surmise that it was similar to what has happened to many famous actors. They had never won an Academy Award so near the end of their careers, the Academy gives them them on Oscar to make up for past omissions. Here, "Bugs" gets rewarded for years of service, in reality. By the end of the 1950s, Bugs' great career wasn't far from being over.

This is a funny, beautifully drawn cartoon worthy of praise; it's just not exceptional. In a nutshell, court jester Bugs Bunny makes a fool out of the Yosemite Sam a.k.a. The Black Knight, the latter guarding the treasured "singing sword." Bugs has to get past the knight, his dumb dragon - who has a cold and a sneezing problem! - to get the sword and return it to the good guys.

Some of the jokes are inventive, some are old, but the story entertains all the way. It's also 30 seconds shorter than most LT Bugs Bunny episodes. Overall, it's still a solid effort.


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