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Piker's Peak (1957)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 25 May 1957 (USA)
In the Alps Bugs and Yosemite Sam vie for 50,000 Cronkites, the prize for the who "climbs the Schmatterhorn."

Director:

Friz Freleng

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Yosemite Sam / Saint Bernard with Hiccups (voice)
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Storyline

In the Alps Bugs and Yosemite Sam vie for 50,000 Cronkites, the prize for the who "climbs the Schmatterhorn."

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Två på toppen See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of the only Looney Tunes shorts to omit the ending "The Merry Go Round Broke Down" music. Instead, the soundtrack from the short continues over the "That's All Folks!" screen. See more »

Crazy Credits

For the first time since "Porky's Super Service" in 1937, the music from the end of the cartoon continues past the iris-out and plays over the "That's all Folks!" card. See more »

Connections

Edited into Dog Tales (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bartered Bride - Opening Chorus
(uncredited)
Music by Bedrich Smetana
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and that's the way it is, varmint
9 March 2008 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

I should say that Friz Freleng's "Piker's Peak" is pretty much what you'd expect in a Bugs Bunny/Yosemite Sam cartoon, with Bugs interfering with Sam's aims. But how can you not love what Bugs does to Sam? You gotta admit that Bugs can be a real jerk sometimes. Of course, Sam is a loose cannon, so that balances things out.

Seeing that the reward is measured in Cronkites, that brings up an interesting point. The obvious connection is Walter Cronkite. He wasn't yet the CBS Evening News anchor, but maybe he was a reporter at this time. But there's something else: the German word "Krankheit" - and yes, it is capitalized (as are all nouns in German) - means "sickness". And I remember that James Coburn's character in the movie "Candy" was Dr. Krankheit. What a mixture! OK, probably none of that relates to the cartoon. I'm sure that Friz Freleng intended the cartoon as pure entertainment, and it certainly entertains. Above all, it shows what a neat place Switzerland probably is. True, they don't really produce anything except chocolates and watches, but seriously folks, they gave us Ursula Andress! (hubba hubba)

Anyway, a pretty neat cartoon. That'll never be all, folks.


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