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High Diving Hare (1949)

Yosemite Sam tries to force Bugs Bunny to do a high-diving act when the regular act cancels; but the bullying pipsqueak is no match for our redoubtable rabbit.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Tedd Pierce (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Yosemite Sam / Telegram Boy (voice)
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Storyline

"Due to an unfortunate delay," announces the barker, Bugs Bunny, "Fearless Freep will be unable to perform his high-diving act today." But Yosemite Sam had bought out the house just to see Freep. If Freep isn't going to dive, someone else will just have to. And that someone is going to be Bugs Bunny. Bugs is no high diver; but at gunpoint, he'll have to take his first-ever 500-ft. jump into a tank of water. Or will he? Yosemite Sam will find himself tricked into doing the dive himself - many times - before realizing that no matter what he does, Bugs's blissful ignorance of physics will always save him. Written by J. Spurlin

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clavados de altura See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,285, 16 February 1998

Gross USA:

$14,753

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,753
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene where Yosemite Sam is yelling "Open the door! Open the door!" then, he says to the audience "You'll notice I didn't say Richard?" is a reference to the song "Open the Door, Richard" written by Dusty Fletcher and first performed by Louis Jordan. See more »

Goofs

In one scene the diving board is level with the platform before Bugs spins the diving board 180 degrees. After spinning 180 degrees, the diving board is then above the platform with Bugs hiding underneath the diving board. See more »

Quotes

Bugs: [Bouncing on the diving board on the asterisked words] *One* for the money, *two* for the show, *three* to get ready, and *four* to *GO*!
[the final bounce was hard enough to bounce Sam up and over him down to the tank]
Bugs: [as he goes] Bon-voy-agee.
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Alternate Versions

Version shown on TV is missing a couple of extra gags that Bugs pulls on Sam while on the diving board, including Sam thinking Bugs is under the board while he really is, Bugs setting up a trick door at the edge of the board, and Bugs pretending to be an Indian telling Sam which way he went (which was probably the main cause for the overall gags to be cut). The full uncut version is in the new Looney Tunes "Golden Collection" DVD set. See more »

Connections

References Stage Door Cartoon (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

April Showers
(uncredited)
Music by Louis Silvers
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possibly the best Bug/Sam short
19 July 2004 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

A hilarious Friz Freleng directed Bugs Bunny/Yosemite Sam short finds Yosemite Sam trying to get Bugs Bunny to perform in his high diving show after his star atraction can't make the show. What follows with Bugs tricking Sam to dive again and again is vintage Looney Tune style antics that will make you cry with laughter. Quite possibly my favorite Bugs Bunny/Yosemite Sam paring and that's no mean feat! This cartoon is uncut (so you get quite a few more jokes that you would have missed if you caught it playing in syndication) on the 'Looney Tunes Golden Collection' on disk 1. It has commentary & featurette.

My Grade: A+


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