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

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This cartoon serves at the basis and theme of Bugs' White Water Rapids, a water flume ride at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, a theme park in San Antonio.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 »
King Arthur: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?
[laughs, then cries]
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Close It! Close It! Close It Up Again!, 31 August 2012
Author: Humphrey Fish from United States

Court jester Bugs races against the Black Knight (Yosemite Sam) and his sneezing dragon in pursuit of the Singing Sword. While this whole short is hilarious (as most of the cartoons are), there is one scene that is my favorite. It's the scene where Yosemite Sam is yelling at Bugs to open a drawbridge. The bridge does open and it falls on top of him, and he yells: "Close it, close it, close it up again!" And when it does close, he's all flattened! Every time I see that scene, I just end up busting a gut laughing at it!

To sum everything up all really nicely, I was laughing at the whole short, it's a hilarious, witty, and wonderful Looney Tunes cartoon that once again has all of what you would expect to see in a Looney Tunes cartoon, it's got an unlimited amount of laughs! This short also won an Academy Award, and all I can say is that that win was a win that was well deserved, as this short is a hilarious cartoon that will certainly make anybody who watches it laugh, and when I mean laugh, I mean that it will make them laugh hard, really, really, hard!

So bring out the red carpet for Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam as you see them bring the laughs with them! This cartoon is as great as most cartoons get, and with Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam on board, you can expect the cartoon to get pretty darn great, and it does get great! So if you are looking for a hysterical Looney Tunes cartoon to watch, then watch this one, as it is one of the funniest cartoons of the 1950's, and it certainly deserved The Academy Award that it won. So watch this and get ready to laugh, as there are a lot of laughs to be seen in this one!


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