Bugs Bunny in King Arthur's Court (1978)
"A Connecticut Rabbit in King Arthur's Court" (original title)

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On a travel tip from Ray Bradbury, Bugs ends up in King Arthur's time and is mistaken for a "dwagon" by the always astute Sir Elmer of Fudde.

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Bugs Bunny / King Arthur (Daffy Duck) / Merlin (Yosemite Sam) / Varlet (Porky Pig) / Sir Elmer of Fudd (Elmer Fudd) (voice)
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On a travel tip from Ray Bradbury, Bugs ends up in King Arthur's time and is mistaken for a "dwagon" by the always astute Sir Elmer of Fudde.

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[Daffy, as King Arthur, presides over a jousting tournament from the safety of his royal viewing box]
Daffy Duck: This is the part I really dig about being a king! All those idiots down there hackin' away at each other, hoo hoo! And me safely up here, out of it! Being hacked is not only stupid... it *hurts!*
[to the crowd:]
Daffy Duck: Let the tournamen-, uh, the slaughter, begin!
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TRULY ORIGINAL CHUCK JONES SHORT SUBJECT
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"A Connecticut Rabbit in King Arthur's Court", which is retitled for home video as "Bugs Bunny in King Arthur's Court", is a real treat for all Looney Tunes fans. Chuck Jones takes the original Mark Twain novel and turns it upside down. This is not the novel, but a truly original reworking of it.

Bugs Bunny is the "Connecticut Yankee", which in itself is kind of odd because Bugs is from Brooklyn, NEW YORK, but never mind, we'll except the premise. Daffy Duck is King Arthur, Porky Pig is Sir Loin of Pork and Yosemite Sam is the Black Knight. The story is so well known that I won't bother retelling it here.

This short subject is smart, funny and original. This in itself is amazing since most animation is often uninspired, particularly when it comes from literature. But Chuck Jones, by planting the Looney Tunes characters into the plot and by making this 100% new footage, rather than most of the TV specials which are edited from the shorts, has made one of the most memorable TV specials ever.

**** out of 4 stars


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