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Knight-Mare Hare (1955)

An apple falls on Bugs' head, transporting him back to King Arthur's England.

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... Bugs Bunny / Sir Osis / King / Merlin the Magician / Donkey Owner (voice)
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When an apple falls on Bugs' head, he's knocked into medieval times and immediately meets (and aggravates) The Black Knight. He also meets Merlin the Magician who transforms Bugs into different animals. At the end, Bugs isn't sure it was a dream. Written by Anonymous

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1 October 1955 (USA)  »

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At the beginning, Bugs is reading a huge book, "Tales of Knighthood and Gallantry" by Burton. There is no such book. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: Putting that eight ball in the side pocket is all very well, but it still don't explain what I'm doing in this booby hatchery, or how I'm getting out.
[a dragon passes by]
Bugs Bunny: Do you smell brimstone?
[sees dragon]
Bugs Bunny: Oh boy, what big horny toads they do have around here.
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Weirdly slow moving and unfunny
9 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

Chuck Jones's 'Knight-mare Hare' is an oddly slow-moving parody of Mark Twain's 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court'. Beaned on the head by a falling apple, Bugs Bunny dreams that he is in the time of knights in shining armour. This promising set up gives way to a series of laboured exchanges. First there's a pun-filled discussion with a knight, then a tame gag with a dragon and finally a go-nowhere sequence involving Merlin, which proves to be the set up for one of the lamest final gags in cartoon history. A big problem with 'Knight-mare Hare' is Tedd Pierce's curiously lacklustre script but Jones directs the whole thing with an uncharacteristic lack of flair, making for a truly feeble cartoon experience. While I've always thought it a little overrated, Friz Freleng's Oscar winning 'Knighty Knight Bugs', which appeared a few years later, is a far better take on the Medieval Bugs scenario.


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