Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cartoon a Day: Hare Force

Hare Force
Directed by Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)
Available on: Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 3

The title "Hare Force" has absolutely nothing to do with the plot of this cartoon. You'd think it had something to do with the military, but it's just an unrelated pun. The plot concerns Bugs Bunny battling with a dog named Sylvester over who gets locked outside on a cold winter night.

You kind of feel sorry for Sylvester as Bugs tricks him out of his spot by the fire. Maybe that's why he wasn't used as an ongoing nemesis for Bugs. However, Sylvester does get a few jabs in himself.

The best sequence comes toward the end of the film...the "oh no, out you go once and for all" sequence. The two characters go back and forth trying to push the other out the door. There are some great poses if you freeze frame when the two switch places.

Though this short takes a little while to find it's rhythm, it is pretty funny and ends strong.

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