#81 -- Lighter than Hare

Title - Lighter than Hare
Director - Friz Freleng 
Released - 1960

Reason for Placement --

One of the best things about Yosemite Sam was the ability to put him in virtually any scenario to make him a villain for Bugs Bunny.  Though he was introduced as a cowboy, Freleng really used him to his full potential, transforming him into a Roman soldier, knight, pirate, Hessian, confederate soldier, even a royal cook.  However, one of his strangest roles was in Lighter than Hare, where Sam actually played... a space alien!

I'll admit that, at first, I was not impressed with Sam's design; he looks the same, just crammed into a futuristic-looking space suit.  However, this is a great toon that also gives some new dimension to Bugs Bunny, as he is able to create tons of high-tech machinery using scrap metal from the junk yard he lives in.  

Oh, and apparently, Bugs can fly if he spins his ears like a propeller.  That's new.

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