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Wild and Woolly Hare (1959)

In an old west shootout Bugs and Yosemite Sam duel with trains.


Friz Freleng


Warren Foster (story)


Mel Blanc




Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Yosemite Sam / Two Cowboys / Injun Joe / Gambler / Old Timer / Old Man (voice)


The setting is 1889, somewhere in the Old West. The town of Canasta Flats lives in fear of Yosemite Sam, the fastest gun in the West. Sam soon enters one of the local saloons and loudly introduces himself. He is told to shut up by another saloon patron, Bugs Bunny. The two demonstrate their shooting skills to each other, before Bugs demands a gentleman's duel between them. In the duel, both shooters cheat and then agree to fight dirty. Bugs seems to be getting the upper hand, when Sam calls off their fight. He has heard a train whistle, and he is more interested in train robbery than bar-fights. Sam uses his horse to chase the train, but Bugs takes over the train and prevents the robbery. Sam tries several times to catch up with the train, but runs into many obstacles and fails. Sam soon hijacks another train and threatens to collide with Bugs' train. The two agree to a game of chicken, setting both trains on a collision course and waiting for one of them to withdraw. Neither fighter ... Written by Dimos I

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[last lines]
Bugs Bunny: So long screwy. See ya in Saint Louie.
Yosemite Sam: I hate that rabbit.
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Alternate Versions

In the original version, there's a short scene where a guy decides to challenge Yosemite Sam, so he gives a patron his beer, goes outside, and get's killed, while the patron drinks down the stein and gleefully exclaims, "I get more free beer this way." This scene is cut from television because of the strong topic of alcohol in a "children's" cartoon, even though these cartoons were made for adults. See more »


Featured in Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years (1990) See more »


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Music by Henry I. Marshall
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the Woolly West
28 February 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

This time, Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam (the rootin'est, tootin'est, shootin'est person east, west, north and south of the Pecos) have a shootout in an Old West town; guess who prevails? As a hint, the "take ten paces" game gets reversed. And then there's the train that Sam wants to rob. Will Sam ever get that fur-bearin' varmint?! It's just always great to see how the guys behind the Looney Tunes cartoons weren't afraid to do anything that they wanted. True, the Indian character is a stereotype, but as long as we understand that, then we can accept the cartoon for what it is: pure, unadulterated fun. A really hilarious cartoon.

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Release Date:

1 August 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coelho Selvagem do Velho Oeste See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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