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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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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Elegant Noodling: Linda Clough See more »

Connections

Version of A Connecticut Yankee (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Barbara Allen
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung by Bugs
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Looney Tunes' renaissance
14 November 2008 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Warner Bros. had retired the Looney Tunes characters throughout the '60s and stopped producing cartoons at the end of the decade (although the cartoons kept rerunning on TV). The release of "Bugs Bunny Superstar" in 1975 renewed interest in the series - sort of like how "American Graffiti" and "Happy Days" renewed interest in 1950s culture - so it was no accident that they brought the characters back for original productions.

I should say that the animation in "A Connecticut Rabbit in King Arthur's Court" looks really rough, and Sir Elmer of Fudde (Elmer Fudd) doesn't sound quite right with Mel Blanc doing his voice (his original voice artist Arthur Q. Bryan died in 1959), but you just gotta love some of the tricks in this movie. Whether it's Merlin's (Yosemite Sam) rants, Connecticut Rabbit's (Bugs Bunny) excessively long lance, or just the idea that advice from Ray Bradbury crossed with the missed left turn at Albuquerque could result in all this, there's some really funny stuff here. Chuck Jones had not run out of steam. Really great.

BTW, did you notice that the shield displaying the title said "Whatsupius Doctorus"? That could easily be one of the bogus scientific names in a Road Runner-Wile E. Coyote cartoon.

PS: this was the first time that Chuck Jones had directed Yosemite Sam, who had previously been a Friz Freleng character.


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