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.