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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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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

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King Arthur appears to be a caricature of Mel Blanc.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:Open that bridge, varmit! Open it, I say!
[the drawbridge drops on top of Sam]
Sam:Close it! Close it! Close it up again!
[Drawbridge opens, leaving a flattened Sam]
Sam:Okay, rabbit, you forced me to use force!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary (1986) (TV)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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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
This won an Academy Award?, 10 June 2008
Author: Mightyzebra from Scotland

All right, it's not totally surprising this Looney Tunes episode won an Academy Award - what is surprising is that it has been the only Bugs Bunny episode to have an A.A! I agree with ccthemovieman-1, it was silly to rate only this an A.A and not other episodes. Episodes like "Mad As a Mars Hare" and "Bugs and Thugs" deserve an A.A more than this.

Despite what I said in my previous paragraph, I do think this is a good episode. It has good humour and surprisingly good slapstick (the timing is very good), the King Arthur theme works well and gives a good setting to the episode and the "quest" theme for Bugs also gives a good tone to the episode, amid all the slapstick there is indeed a brave quest being done here. This short also has one of my favourite Looney Tunes endings, it is quite calm and peaceful (this is NOT a spoiler).

A singing sword has been stolen from the Knights of the Round Table and King Arthur wants to send one of his knights to go and recover it. None of them are brave enough to face the Black Knight (Yosemite Sam) who stole it and turn, literally, chicken. Then Bugs Bunny, a jester, turns up on the scene and there is a funny plot turn...

I recommend this to people who like Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam teaming up and becoming different characters and to people who like a King Arthur theme in a Looney Tunes episode. Enjoy! :-)

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