Sam, the Duke of Yosemite, will inherit one million pounds if he can keep his temper in check. Thing is, he has to endure Bugs Bunny as his house guest.

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Bedlam Manor, 17th-century England. Sam, the Duke of Yosemite, learns that the King has cut off his allowance and takes his frustrations out on his servant by slamming his large nose in the book. Just as he's complaining about where to get more funds, Bugs Bunny comes to the door. The bunny offers 1 million pounds to a mild-tempered person - he picks Sam - then provides an anger-management catch: If Sam loses his temper for any reason, Bugs gets to subtract from the balance. Sam, anxious for the cash, quickly becomes mild-tempered and welcomes Bugs into his palace. The rest of the cartoon depicts Bugs playing the role of annoying house guest, seemingly to test Sam's temper and patience. Sam loses every time, as he blows his cool when he's asked repeatedly to pass the salt, pepper and ketchup; Bugs hears Sam grumble under his breath and deducts from his cash account; Sam can't even go outside to vent his anger without Bugs knowing about it. That night, Bugs keeps Sam awake with an ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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This cartoon debuts a number of changes to the opening and closing titles of Warner Bros. cartoons:
  • The copyright byline now says "Warner Bros. Pictures Inc." instead of "The Vitaphone Corp."


  • The cross-fade from the Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies card to the cartoon title is, on most cartoons, replaced with a fade to black.


  • The credits on most cartoons are now done in Dom Casual.


  • On the end card, underneath "A Warner Bros. Cartoon", "A Vitagraph Release" (Looney Tunes) or "A Vitaphone Release" (Merrie Melodies) appears.


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When Bugs is doing his "bronze lullaby" near Sam's room, we hear him singing to the music, but his mouth isn't moving. See more »

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Advisor: B-but sire, there is no more money. Your uncle the king has cut off your allowance.
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May this happen to all the world's loose cannons!
12 January 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"From Hare to Heir" has got to be one of the Looney Tunes cartoons that most makes me feel like I'm going to laugh myself to death. After Sam, Duke of Yosemite, sees his allowance cut off, Bugs Bunny makes him an offer to inherit an 100 million pounds if he keeps his temper; if he gets mad, he loses money. Well, knowing that Sam is the loosest of loose cannons, you can probably guess what happens!

I just start cracking (rackin' frackin') up whenever I think about Sam blurting out some angry rant, and then Bugs deducts some money, and Sam gets even more infuriated. And the whole gag with the hole in the floor? I can probably never imagine how much fun they had creating that! It just goes to show that these cartoons may have been the greatest ones ever created, and they will never get old. Got that, varmint?

PS: "From Hare to Heir" was used in the compilation film "Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island".


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