From Hare to Eternity
Directed byChuck Jones
Story byStephen Fossati
Produced byChuck Jones
Linda Jones Clough
StarringFrank Gorshin
Greg Burson
Music byCameron Patrick
George Daugherty
Animation byTom Decker
Claude Raynes
Patrick Gleeson
Backgrounds byJill Petrilak
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • November 4, 1997 (1997-11-04)
Running time

From Hare to Eternity is a Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Chuck Jones released on November 4, 1997.[1][2]


Yosemite Sam is the captain and only occupant of a sailing ship, H.M.S. Friz Freleng with home port in Kansas City (an on-screen reference to the late animator and his hometown), and he is heading on a voyage for buried treasure with the means to get it for himself. He reaches the island, immediately finding the dig site, and uncovers both a treasure chest and Bugs Bunny on it. Before Sam can deal with Bugs, the rabbit shoves the chest and Sam onto the ship and sets the ship in motion. Bugs avoids walking the plank and tricks Sam into thinking he is a charming mermaid, which gets him into a swimming chase with a shark. In the end, Bugs Bunny opens his treasure chest, which is revealed to be full of carrots.

Production notes

From Hare to Eternity is a parody of H.M.S. Pinafore with Yosemite Sam and Bugs Bunny performing several songs. It was issued as a tribute to Friz Freleng, who had died two years earlier. It is the final Chuck Jones-directed Looney Tunes short, before his retirement that same year.

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Home media

See also


  1. ^ Sandler, Kevin (1998). Reading the Rabbit: Explorations in Warner Bros. Animation. Rutgers University Press. p. 224. ISBN 9780813525389.
  2. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. pp. 60. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved October 31, 2021.