Hare Trigger (1945) Online
Yosemite Sam means to hold up the Superchief and Bugs is out to stop him.
|Complete credited cast:|
|Mel Blanc||-||Bugs Bunny / Yosemite Sam / Train Passengers / Narrator (voice)|
First appearance of Yosemite Sam, whose prototype, Red Hot Ryder, opposed Bugs eight months earlier in Buckaroo Bugs (1944).
The first Warner Bros. cartoon to feature full credits (for story, animation, layouts, backgrounds, effects animation, film editing, voice characterization, and music, followed by the director credit on a separate screen).
This cartoon debuted the 1945 shortened version of the Merrie Melodies theme, used until Hare Brush (1955), and then only in the opening. The closing continued to use the 1941 theme, also until "Hare Brush", while Blue Ribbon reissues continued to use the 1941 theme until 1956, when Blue Ribbons began retaining their original title cards.
This cartoon reintroduced the version of the "reclining Bugs" intro seen in "The Heckling Hare", where Bugs pulls down the series title. It also debuted the "Bugs Bunny In" card, which Bugs transitions to by pulling UP the series title. Initially, it just said "Bugs Bunny"; the "In" was added in 1947.