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Horse Hare is a 1960 Looney Tunes Bugs Bunny cartoon. It stars Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam. This cartoon reuses the plot from Tom Tom Tomcat. The cartoon was originally made in 1958, due to a out of date production it was originally cancelled out of theaters. Because of the use of the slang term "Injun" along with other Native American stereotypes, this cartoon rarely airs on television. This cartoon was Michael Maltese's last; he left for Hanna-Barbera in 1958.

Plot

The year is 1886, and Sergeant Bugs is assigned to protect a U.S. Calvary outpost, Fort Lariat, from invaders. Yosemite Sam, accompanied by local Indians, attempts to invade the fort and fails on several occasions, aggravating the Indians in the process. The story concludes with Bugs and Sam in the middle of a clash between the returning Calvary and the Indians. Bugs manages to escape into a hole in the ground, while Sam and his mule do not-and get flattened.

Censorship and cancellation

  • On The Merrie Melodies Show, The scene in which Bugs shoots his rifle at the Indians and runs a tally of the Indians that he has killed, singing "Ten Little Indians", while in "Tom-Tom Tomcat" on Merrie Melodies, the same song, performed by Tweety while Granny fires rifle at the Indian cats, was retained. Here is how the complete scene originally went. After counting six little Indians, Bugs corrects himself and says, "Uh-oh-- sorry, that one was a half-breed!" and erases half of the line that he has sketched on the Fort Lariat wall. He continues firing the rifle and an Indian sneaks behind him; so, Bugs kicks the Indian in the chin just while completing his song with, "Ten little Indian boys!".These scenes above were cut.(FOX outright and cancelled the cartoon originally).
  • On Nickelodeon, The "Ten Little Indians" scene was shortened to remove Bugs' "half-breed" comment.(Nickelodeon also cancelled it out).
  • Due to pressure from AOL Time Warner, this cartoon was one of 12 pulled from rotation by Cartoon Network during its 2001 "June Bugs" marathon. This short's ban is in addition to the "Censored 11" ban placed on all networks, being withheld from distribution since 1968 (though this was withheld out of theaters sence 1960). The reason given was the short's potentially offensive depiction "Injun" of Native Americans.

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Preceded by
People Are Bunny
Bugs Bunny Cartoons
1960
Succeeded by
Person To Bunny
Bugs Bunny Cartoons
1938 Porky's Hare Hunt
1939 Prest-O Change-OHare-um Scare-um
1940 Elmer's Candid CameraA Wild Hare
1941 Elmer's Pet RabbitTortoise Beats HareHiawatha's Rabbit HuntThe Heckling HareAll This and Rabbit StewWabbit Twouble
1942 The Wabbit Who Came to SupperThe Wacky WabbitHold the Lion, PleaseBugs Bunny Gets the BoidFresh HareThe Hare-Brained HypnotistCase of the Missing Hare
1943 Tortoise Wins by a HareSuper-RabbitJack-Wabbit and the BeanstalkWackiki WabbitFalling Hare
1944 Little Red Riding RabbitWhat's Cookin' Doc?Bugs Bunny and the Three BearsBugs Bunny Nips the NipsHare Ribbin'Hare ForceBuckaroo BugsThe Old Grey HareStage Door Cartoon
1945 Herr Meets HareThe Unruly HareHare TriggerHare ConditionedHare Tonic
1946 Baseball BugsHare RemoverHair-Raising HareAcrobatty BunnyRacketeer RabbitThe Big SnoozeRhapsody Rabbit
1947 Rabbit TransitA Hare Grows In ManhattanEaster YeggsSlick Hare
1948 Gorilla My DreamsA Feather in His HareRabbit PunchBuccaneer BunnyBugs Bunny Rides AgainHaredevil HareHot Cross BunnyHare SplitterA-Lad-In His LampMy Bunny Lies Over The Sea
1949 Hare DoMississippi HareRebel RabbitHigh Diving HareBowery BugsLong-Haired HareKnights Must FallThe Grey Hounded HareThe Windblown HareFrigid HareWhich Is WitchRabbit Hood
1950 Hurdy-Gurdy HareMutiny On The BunnyHomeless HareBig House BunnyWhat's Up Doc?8 Ball BunnyHillbilly HareBunker Hill BunnyBushy HareRabbit of Seville
1951 Hare We GoRabbit Every MondayBunny HuggedThe Fair-Haired HareRabbit FireFrench RarebitHis Hare-Raising TaleBallot Box BunnyBig Top Bunny
1952 Operation: RabbitFoxy by Proxy14 Carrot RabbitWater, Water Every HareThe Hasty HareOily HareRabbit SeasoningRabbit's KinHare Lift
1953 Forward March HareUp-Swept HareSouthern Fried RabbitHare TrimmedBully For BugsLumber Jack-RabbitDuck! Rabbit! Duck!Robot Rabbit
1954 Captain HareblowerBugs and ThugsNo Parking HareDevil May HareBewitched BunnyYankee Doodle BugsBaby Buggy Bunny
1955 Beanstalk BunnySahara HareHare BrushRabbit RampageThis Is A Life?Hyde and HareKnight-Mare HareRoman Legion-Hare
1956 Bugs' BonnetsBroom-Stick BunnyRabbitson CrusoeNapoleon Bunny-PartBarbary Coast BunnyHalf-Fare HareA Star is BoredWideo WabbitTo Hare Is Human
1957 Ali Baba BunnyBedevilled RabbitPiker's PeakWhat's Opera, Doc?Bugsy and MugsyShow Biz BugsRabbit Romeo
1958 Hare-less WolfHare-Way To The StarsNow Hare ThisKnightly Knight BugsPre-Hysterical Hare
1959 Baton BunnyHare-Abian NightsApes of WrathBackwoods BunnyWild and Woolly HareBonanza BunnyA Witch's Tangled HarePeople Are Bunny
1960 Horse HarePerson To BunnyRabbit's FeatFrom Hare to HeirLighter Than Hare
1961 The Abominable Snow RabbitCompressed HarePrince Violent
1962 Wet HareBill of HareShishkabugs
1963 Devil's Feud CakeThe Million HareHare-Breadth HurryThe UnmentionablesMad as a Mars HareTransylvania 6-5000
1964 Dumb PatrolDr. Devil and Mr. HareThe Iceman DuckethFalse Hare
1990 Box Office Bunny
1991 Blooper Bunny
1992 Invasion Of The Bunny Snatchers
1995 Carrotblanca
1996 From Hare To Eternity
2004 Daffy Duck for PresidentHare and Loathing In Las Vegas
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