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Bugs Bunny in King Arthur's Court (1978)

A Connecticut Rabbit in King Arthur's Court (original title)
On a travel tip from Ray Bradbury, Bugs ends up in King Arthur's time and is mistaken for a "dwagon" by the always astute Sir Elmer of Fudde.

Director:

Chuck Jones

Writers:

Mark Twain (novel), Chuck Jones

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast overview:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / King Arthur (Daffy Duck) / Merlin (Yosemite Sam) / Varlet (Porky Pig) / Sir Elmer of Fudd (Elmer Fudd) (voice)
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On a travel tip from Ray Bradbury, Bugs ends up in King Arthur's time and is mistaken for a "dwagon" by the always astute Sir Elmer of Fudde.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Connecticut Rabbit in King Arthur's Court See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Yosemite Sam repeats the line "shut up shuttin' up" made famous by Rocky in Bugs and Thugs (1954). It was later borrowed for the name of a track on Alex Lifeson's 1996 solo album "Victor." See more »

Quotes

[about to be burned at the stake, Bugs pretends to "blot out the sun" using a total eclipse]
Yosemite Sam: Sun, shmun! Roast that critter!
Daffy Duck: [as King Arthur] Listen, buster! Curb thy fat lip, or hie thee to the unemployment office!
[Regarding Bugs]
Daffy Duck: Release that noble creature, and give him half my kingdom! And other, uh, monuments!
[Later, after Bugs "brings back the sun" when the eclipse has ended:]
Daffy Duck: Nice trick! Hmm, I don't suppose you'd settle for a quarter of my kingdom? Would ya? Or an eighth? Sixteenths are ...
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Crazy Credits

Produced, Directed and Plagiarized by Chuck Jones See more »

Connections

Version of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1921) See more »

Soundtracks

Wintermärchen
(uncredited)
Music by Alphons Czibulka
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TRULY ORIGINAL CHUCK JONES SHORT SUBJECT
9 August 2001 | by KatmissSee all my reviews

"A Connecticut Rabbit in King Arthur's Court", which is retitled for home video as "Bugs Bunny in King Arthur's Court", is a real treat for all Looney Tunes fans. Chuck Jones takes the original Mark Twain novel and turns it upside down. This is not the novel, but a truly original reworking of it.

Bugs Bunny is the "Connecticut Yankee", which in itself is kind of odd because Bugs is from Brooklyn, NEW YORK, but never mind, we'll except the premise. Daffy Duck is King Arthur, Porky Pig is Sir Loin of Pork and Yosemite Sam is the Black Knight. The story is so well known that I won't bother retelling it here.

This short subject is smart, funny and original. This in itself is amazing since most animation is often uninspired, particularly when it comes from literature. But Chuck Jones, by planting the Looney Tunes characters into the plot and by making this 100% new footage, rather than most of the TV specials which are edited from the shorts, has made one of the most memorable TV specials ever.

**** out of 4 stars


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