Friday, March 18, 2016

Looney TV: Sahara Hare (1954-5)

Isadore "Friz" Freleng sends Bugs Bunny and Yosemite (Riff Raff) Sam to the desert in "Sahara Hare", which was produced in 1954, but released in early 1955.

When this short aired on ABC (1985-2000), the network edited some shots of Sam disciplining his camel by striking it on the head with the butt end of his rifle to make it more compatible for younger viewers.

Rating: B.


SaturdayMorningFan said...

I found the ABC Saturday morning block of WB cartoons completely unwatchable because of the ridiculous edits. When The Bugs Bunny/Roadrunner Show left CBS, I stopped watching. I was so happy when WB started putting them out on VHS, and later DVD. I'm just upset they stopped with a ton of great cartoons still rotting away in their vaults.

hobbyfan said...

Apparently people stopped paying the exorbitant prices WB was charging for the DVD compilations, and so they decided they didn't want to lower the price (though some volumes are available through discount outlets), and decided to terminate the releases. Their loss.