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When Bugs tries to take a carrot from the King's field in Sherwood Forest he's caught in the act by the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Sheriff of Nottingham / Little John (voice)
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Storyline

While unwittingly trespassing in the royal gardens in search of carrots, Bugs runs afoul of the Sheriff of Nottingham, who tries to apprehend him for poaching. The royal grounds are, in fact, amply posted with "No Poaching" signs (one sign reads "Not even an egg"), but Bugs either didn't see or ignored them. Of course, Bugs sets out to endlessly turn the tables on the hapless Sheriff, at one point talking him into building a six-room two-door home in the middle of the King's gardens. The dueling pair are periodically interrupted by a chubby Little John who proclaims, each time he appears, "Don't you worry never fear, Robin Hood will soon be here". In the end, the merriest of merry men does appear and it's...it's...oh, see it yourself. Bugs goes in disguise as the King, who then knights the Sheriff ("Arise, Sir Loin of Beef..."). Written by runar-4

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bugs Bunny et Robin des Bois 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

Little John is a caricature of Chuck Jones (he was somewhat fat during this period). See more »

Quotes

Sheriff of Nottingham: O-ho, varlet! Caught crimson-fisted!
Bugs Bunny: Eh, what's up, doc?
Sheriff of Nottingham: What's up, forsooth! It's the rack for you, my long-eared knave. These are the King's carrots.
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Crazy Credits

Warner Brothers' best animation cartoons writer, Michael Maltese wrote Rabbit Hood (1949) and Duck Amuck (1953). The opening credits of both were almost written in Old English and each title is a reminder of John Hancock's special signature on the United States' Declaration of Independence. See more »

Alternate Versions

The ABC version of this cartoon cuts the part after The Sheriff of Nottingham is duped into building a house in the King's garden to remove the part where The Sheriff gnashes his teeth (with carpenter nails in them) and shouts, "Oooh! I hate myself!" then hits himself over the head with the hammer several times while yelling, "I do, I do, I do!". Also the infamous "knighting scene" (where Bugs bashes the Sheriff over the head several times with a scepter) was drastically cut short. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover
(uncredited)
Music by Harry M. Woods
Played when Bugs leads the Sheriff into the rose garden
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MY FAVORITE CHUCK JONES BUGS BUNNY EVER!!!
19 April 1999 | by mjsmithSee all my reviews

Forget "What's Opera, Doc?"!!!

This is THE Chuck Jones Bugs Bunny cartoon that I admired the most!

The reason for it, is of the ending, which use two short snips from the Errol Flynn Classic, "The Adventures Of Robin Hood", to Classic Use!

Chuck Jones & Michael Maltese ought to give the public thanks for that one instead!!!


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