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Napoleon Bunny-Part (1956)

Bugs takes a wrong turn off the Hollywood freeway and tunnels into the headquarters of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Director:

Friz Freleng

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Napoleon / Mugsy / Guard / Two Men in White Coats (voice)
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Storyline

Bugs takes a wrong turn off the Hollywood freeway and tunnels into the headquarters of Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Наполеон Банни-Парт See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The title parodies Napoleon Bonaparte military and political leader of France and Emperor of the French as Napoleon I. See more »

Quotes

Napoleon: [to executioner, after nearly got the chop] Idiot! Turn in your hood!
[takes off executioner's hood]
Bugs Bunny: Ehhhhh! What's up, Nappy?
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Connections

References Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

La Marseillaise
(uncredited)
Music by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
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Untapped Potential
20 August 2018 | by ConallMcCormickSee all my reviews

This is an average Bugs Bunny flick. The biggest weakness in this cartoon, in my opinion, is it's use of modern references in a period setting. The short takes place in Napoleon's headquarters in 1805 but yet Buggs makes references to Hollywood, cinemas and uses a jukebox (which obviously all didn't exist yet). I don't have a problem with modern character types being thrown into a period setting. In fact, it can offer a lot in terms of comedic potential (like in "Monty Python" films or other looney tunes cartoons). As long as characters still form part of that setting. Therefore, these jokes ran flat but even if the context was adequate were still rather run of the mill gags.

The other limitation is the animation quality in this episode isn't as good as other shorts. The other gags in the cartoon, as well as the characters, also felt rather standard and tame.

The reason why I felt that this episode had untapped potential was because Napoleon Boneparte really HAD an uncomfortable experience with rabbits. On a hunting trip Napoleon was once set upon by a herd of rabbits and had to take refuge in his carriage. I'm not sure whether the writers used this for inspiration, or if it was a coincidence, but felt if they had followed this event a lot more closely they could have came up with a better episode.

The one positive I will admit in the cartoon's favour is how the conflict between Napoleon and Buggs is resolved.


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