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23 August 1958 (USA) See more »
Court jester Bugs races against the Black Knight (Yosemite Sam) and his sneezing dragon in pursuit of the Singing Sword. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won Oscar. See more »
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Not really deserving of being Bugs' sole Oscar winner but still quite enjoyable See more (11 total) »


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Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Yosemite Sam / King Arthur / Sir Osis of Liver / Sir Loin of Beef / The Dragon / Knights (voice)

Directed by
Friz Freleng 
Writing credits
Warren Foster (story)

Produced by
John W. Burton .... producer
Original Music by
Milt Franklyn 
Film Editing by
Treg Brown 
Sound Department
Treg Brown .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Animation Department
Gerry Chiniquy .... animator
Arthur Davis .... animator (as Art Davis)
Tom O'Loughlin .... background artist
Hawley Pratt .... layout artist
Virgil Ross .... animator
Music Department
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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6 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:G (Nova Scotia) | Finland:S | UK:U | USA:Approved

Did You Know?

The only Bugs Bunny cartoon to ever win an Academy Award.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Bugs Bunny:[as jester] Yuck, yuck, yuck, yuck! Only a fool would go after the Singing Sword!
King Arthur:A good idea, *fool*.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time (1999) (VG)See more »
Cuddle Up a Little CloserSee more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not really deserving of being Bugs' sole Oscar winner but still quite enjoyable, 3 May 2004
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

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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