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Ballot Box Bunny (1951)

When Yosemite Sam campaigns on a platform including rabbit genocide, Bugs runs against him.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Yosemite Sam / Man with Cigar / Ant / Horse / the Women (voice)
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Storyline

Yosemite Sam is running for mayor, and one of his campaign promises is to get rid of all the rabbits. When Bugs runs against him as the "pro-bunny" candidate, Yosemite uses a number of elaborate stunts to eliminate his opponent (which all backfire). In the end, they're defeated by a dark horse candidate (an actual dark horse!). Written by Mike Konczewski

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wer die Wahl hat, hat die Qual See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The town's statue has a plague that reads "Pro Patria 1865: Batchelder, Champin, Farren, Julian, Nicholson, Perez, Pratt, Ross". This is a list of the crew that worked on the cartoon, including a presumed reference to an uncredited Warren Batchelder as well as references to Ken Champin, Paul Julian, Manuel Perez, Hawley Pratt and Virgil Ross. Many of the shop names are also references to crew members, with Ross & Co, Frizby, M. Perez and P. Julian Yard Tools being named after Virgil Ross, Friz Freleng, Manuel Perez and Paul Julian respectively. See more »

Goofs

When Sam asks Bugs to play the piano, Bugs plays 2 distinctly different sour notes each time, but he is striking the exact same key. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Yosemite Sam: As I stand on this platform, I stand for union - Union suits and Union stations! For the little people. There's enough fresh air and sunshine in this great country of ours for everybody, and I'll see to it that you'll get your share!
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Alternate Versions

The version aired on the Cartoon Network are cut and fade to black after Yosemite Sam says "mare?" The original ending has Bugs Bunny asking "anyone for Russian Roulette." Sam and Bugs take turn firing the gun. The gun doesn't fire on Sam, but when Bugs fires, it goes off, but Bugs says he missed. The bullet did hit Sam, to which he says "I hate that rabbit." See more »


Soundtracks

King Chanticleer
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Music by Nat Ayer
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"Nobody will vote for a flattened-out rabbit skin, I always say."
9 October 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Hilarious Bugs Bunny short that takes a poke at politics. It's directed by Friz Freleng with a story by Warren Foster. Yosemite Sam is running for mayor on an anti-rabbit campaign. Bugs hears this and decides to enter the race to oppose Sam. One laugh after another with great lines and gags. Very nice animation with well-drawn characters and backgrounds. Wonderful Technicolor is always a plus. Excellent voice work from the incomparable Mel Blanc. He does some of his best Yosemite Sam work here. Energetic music from Carl Stalling. My favorite bits were the cee-gar bit and the Emma joke. Oh and that ending is classic. A great Bugs & Yosemite Sam cartoon that is sure to please most fans.


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