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Prince Violent (1961)

Bugs Bunny defends a castle from the Viking invader, Sam the Terrible.

Directors:

Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt (co-director)

Writer:

David Detiege (story) (as Dave Detiege)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Yosemite Sam / Elephant / Peasants / Guard (voice)
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Storyline

Viking Yosemite Sam arrives to storm the castle. But Bugs takes charge of the defenses, and between Bugs' cleverness and Sam's stupidity, the castle is never seriously threatened, even when Sam enlists the help of an elephant. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prince Varmint See more »

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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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Alternate Versions

When this cartoon aired on ABC (still retitled as "Prince Varmint"), the aforementioned explosives gag was edited thus: after Sam lights the fuses of the explosives, he manages to cross the still-lowered drawbridge and escape the explosives just before they blow up. However, he still looks much the worse for wear when he enters the castle. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Prince Valiant (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

The Flying Dutchman Overture
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Wagner
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Entertaining Sam & Bugs
8 February 2006 | by girlingreenSee all my reviews

While its not one of my favourite cartoons, I have a soft spot for the hot tempered little Texan/Viking. In the cartoon's opening sequence, it stands to Yosemite Sam's credit that he can send an entire village into a panic by his mere presence.

As the little sword waving warrior drives the entire village inside the castle for refuge,the country's defender Prince Violent(Bugs) comes to the rescue in his own inimitable way.

Good gags and an ingenious use of a large pachyderm pepper the cartoon's plot(Whoops! almost gave that away) and you're left with an otherwise entertaining little cartoon which just might inspire you to watch the classic film "Prince Valiant" on whom Bugs was supposedly based.


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