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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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23 August 1958 (USA)  »

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Благородный рыцарь Багс  »

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The Singing Sword hums two songs. First "Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine"; and second "Aloha 'Oe", as the cartoon concludes. 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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[Sam's dragon is sneezing]
Sam: Ya crazy, idgit, bedraggled dragon! I warned ya about lettin' your fire get low! Now ya caught cold!
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Aloha Oe
Music by Queen Liliuokalani
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Not really deserving of being Bugs' sole Oscar winner but still quite enjoyable
3 May 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Bugs Bunny comes across a great castle where he finds the treasure of a singing sword. He attempts to get away with it only to find that the castle is protected by Yosemite Sam and his fierce (?) fire breathing dragon. When Bugs gets control of the castle, Sam has to try and take it back - without too much success.

This cartoon is the only Bugs Bunny effort to have won an Oscar and, while I believe he deserved to have one of his shorts win such an award I don't think that this is the one that he deserved it for. The plot is fairly usual for Bugs fair and is pretty enjoyable all told - he outsmarts Sam as always and it is generally pretty funny. The animation is bright and colourful but the material is not as sharp as one would have hoped and Sam actually hurts himself more often than Bugs causes it directly by being smarter.

Having said that Sam is still a good foil for Bugs and he makes him a stronger character. Bugs is as enjoyable as ever even if he is less active and tricky than he usually is. The dragon is pretty much a non-event and isn't really that good - acting more as a thorn in Sam's side than anything else. Overall this is still an OK cartoon but it is far from Bugs' best and it doesn't deserve to be the one that he won his award for.


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