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Release Date:
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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Solid Effort, But Was Academy Making Up For Lost Time? See more (14 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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Additional Details

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 "Swinging Sword" hums two songs. First "Cuddle Up a Little, Lovely Mine"; and second "Aloha Oe", as the cartoon concludes.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 »
[Sam's dragon is sneezing]
Sam:Ya crazy, idjit, bedraggled dragon! I warned ya about lettin' your fire get low. Now ya caught cold.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters (2000) (VG)See more »
Cuddle Up a Little CloserSee more »


Which series is this from: Looney Tunes or Merrie Melodies?
List: Warner Bros. cartoons that won Academy Awards
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Solid Effort, But Was Academy Making Up For Lost Time?, 28 August 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

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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