|From Hare to Eternity|
|Looney Tunes (Bugs Bunny) series|
|Directed by||Chuck Jones|
Chuck Jones |
Linda Jones Clough
|Story by||Stephen Fossati|
Frank Gorshin |
Cameron Patrick |
Tom Decker |
|Backgrounds by||Jill Petrilak|
Chuck Jones Film Productions|
Warner Bros. Animation
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Family Entertainment|
|Release date(s)||1996 (USA)|
|Running time||7 minutes|
'From Hare to Eternity' is a 1996 Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam cartoon in the Looney Tunes series, directed by Chuck Jones. Since this cartoon was produced after the death of legendary Looney Tunes voice actor Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs is supplied by Greg Burson and the voice of Yosemite Sam is provided by Frank Gorshin. The cartoon is mainly a parody of H.M.S. Pinafore with Sam and Bugs performing many of the songs. It was issued as a tribute to Sam's creator, Friz Freleng, who had died the previous year. It is both the final Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Chuck Jones and the final Chuck Jones short, ending a career that began in 1938 with The Night Watchman before his death in 2002. It is included as a special feature on the DVD for The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie as well as the Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1 Blu-ray box-set on the third disc. The character Michigan J. Frog also has a brief cameo in the cartoon.
Sam is the captain and only occupant of a sailing ship, the H.M.S. Friz Freleng with home port in Kansas City (an on-screen reference to the late animator and his hometown), and he's heading on a voyage for buried treasure with the means to get it for himself. He reaches the island, immediately finding the dig site and uncovers both a treasure chest and Bugs Bunny on it. Before Sam can deal with Bugs, the rabbit shoves the chest and Sam onto the ship and sets the ship in motion. Bugs avoids walking the plank and tricks Sam into thinking he's a charming mermaid, which gets him into a swimming chase with a shark. In the end Bugs Bunny opens his treasure chest, which is revealed to be full of carrots.
- VHS - "From Hare to Eternity"
- DVD - "The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie" (Special feature)
- Blu-Ray - Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1, Disc 3 (1998 "dubbed" version)
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