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Hare Trigger (1945)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 5 May 1945 (USA)
Yosemite Sam means to hold up the Superchief and Bugs is out to stop him.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Yosemite Sam / Train Passengers / Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Yosemite Sam means to hold up the Superchief and Bugs is out to stop him.

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Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hase am Abzug See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This cartoon reintroduced the version of the "reclining Bugs" intro seen in "The Heckling Hare", where Bugs pulls down the series title. It also debuted the "Bugs Bunny In" card, which Bugs transitions to by pulling UP the series title. Initially, it just said "Bugs Bunny"; the "In" was added in 1947. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: [Hiding from some rabbits along the rail] A few of my poor relations. They're always ready for a touch.
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Connections

Spoofed in Family Guy: Tales of a Third Grade Nothing (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Yankee Doodle
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Traditional
Played by the train whistle
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trigger happy
25 October 2008 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

And thus was born the self-proclaimed rip-roaringest, Edward Everett Horton-est hombre what ever packed a six-shooter. Friz Freleng created Yosemite Sam because he didn't consider the dim-witted Elmer Fudd a formidable opponent for Bugs Bunny. So, he created the smallest man possible and gave him the loudest voice possible. "Hare Trigger" stresses Sam's diminutive stature by having the train pass right over him, and then he has to use a staircase to board his horse.

It's worth noting that Sam is sort of a composite of a few previous characters. There was Cottontail Smith in "Super-Rabbit", the southern sheriff in "Stage Door Cartoon" and Red Hot Ryder in "Buckaroo Bugs" (that last one is usually considered Sam's definitive prototype, albeit without the mustache or loud voice). Whatever Sam's origin was, you can't deny that with his loose cannon personality, he is truly one of the funniest of the Warner Bros. animated characters. And it all started with this cartoon three score and three years ago. Thank you Friz Freleng!


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