10+ Best Yosemite Sam Cartoons [Of All Time]


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Yosemite Sam Cartoons: If you are a Looney Tunes fan, I’m guessing you know this violent and loud character, Yosemite Sam. 

But did you know?

Other than Looney Tunes, he was featured in several animated films, too. So, if you are looking forward to some of his action and animated comedy movies, get ready to note them down because we got you our exclusive favorites compiled in this article. 

But, first…

Let’s look at Sam Yosemite’s career highlights below.

Looney Tunes History

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Yosemite Sam is a cartoon character famous for his Looney Tunes’ and ‘Merrie Melodies’ short films by Warner Bros. 

Did you know…

He got his name from “Yosemite National Park.”  As much as we love our heroes, we cannot defy the enemy role of Yosemite along with Elmer Fudd and Tasmanian Devil against our favorite rabbit, Bugs Bunny. 

Moving on…

Yosemite Sam is well-known for his villain-like character. His personality depicts him as an aggressive prospector, sailor, pirate, or cowboy character with high-temper and intense hatred of rabbits, especially Bugs Bunny. Also, he was introduced by animator Friz Freleng. 

Yosemite’s “Bugs Bunny Rides”

The cartoons produced by Hare Trigger (Buccaneer Bunny) featured the first appearance of Yosemite Sam – thanks to the fame he received, Yosemite appeared in more ‘Looney Tunes’ series by Warner Bros in 1948.  

Yosemite Sam’s Voice

The cartoon character, Yosemite Sam, was voiced by many actors, but the most iconic ones are from Mel Blanc and Jeff Bergman.

Now, let’s take a look at some of the most famous Yosemite Sam shows during the Golden Age Era of cartoons! 

Buckle up as we dive into some entertainment. 

Let’s get started…

#1. Looney Tunes: Back in Action

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Directed By: Joe Dante

Produced By: Warner Bros

Released on: November 9, 2003

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Steve Martin, Jeff Bennet 

Theme:  Comedy 

The story depicts DJ Drake’s father, who himself is a spy, gets kidnapped. The ‘Looney Tunes’, including Tweety, Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Elmer Fudd, Marvin the Martian, help Drake find his father. The cartoons stand by each other in difficult times. 

Hold on… 

There’s too much to unveil! Watch yourself to find out. Did they save Drake’s father, or were they lost?

#2. Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Directed By: Robert Zemeckis

Produced By: Touchstone Pictures

Released on: June 21, 1988

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Charles Fleischer, Joe Alaskey

Theme:  Comedy, Mystery, Crime-solving

In this cartoon movie, Roger suspects that his wife is having an affair. To prove his assumptions, he decides to hire a detective named Marvin.

But wait – let me tell you something…

Marvin was found dead at the scene, and everybody accused Roger of murder. What do you think happened? 

Watch it yourself and find out how ‘Looney Tunes’ characters Bugs, Sam, and Martian helped Roger escape the false accusations, or were they false?

#3. Knighty Knight Bugs

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Directed By: Friz Freleng

Produced By: Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 3

Released on: August 23, 1958

Starring: Mel Blanc

Theme: Action

King Arthur sits sadly with Knights of the Round Table, talking about how much misery the kingdom has to face due to an unfortunate event. 

In case you might be asking yourself…

…Yes, he is sad because the Black Knight portrayed by Sam Yosemite stole the Singing Sword. The King asks his knights to volunteer to get the sword back, but they complain that a fire-breathing dragon is guarding it.

Good thing that Bugs is assigned to bring the sword back, and hence the story of struggles begins. 

Will the Bugs return with the sword? Will he die for his King? Watch this movie and find out

#4. High Diving Hare

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Directed By: I. Freleng

Produced By: Edward Selzer

Released on: April 30, 1949

Starring: Mel Blanc

Theme:  Comedy 

Now we have Sam just casually going out to see a diver named Fearless Freep, who’s his favorite. 

Simply put…

When it’s announced by Bugs that Freep can’t make it, Sam doesn’t take it well. He makes it clear that if Free cant die, someone else will.

What’s the bottom line?

That someone is Bugs.

Don’t miss this rivalry between these two cartoon characters, Sam and Bugs!

Check Out Yosemite Sam Top 10 Lists of All-time 

#5. Roman Legion Hare

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Directed By: Friz Freleng

Produced By: Edward Selzer

Released on: November 12, 1955

Starring: Mel Blanc

Theme:  Comedy

A short film starring characters Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam. A movie that will keep you at the edge of your seat! 

As Emperor Nero orders his soldiers to search for a victim to be thrown in front of the lions, Yosemite Sam considers it his duty to capture Bugs Bunny.

As if that’s not enough…

… Bugs tries his best to run away from the trouble and fears that one wrong turn will bury him alive. 

Did Sam catch him? Watch and find out! 

#6. Daffy Duck’s Fantastic Island

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Directed By: Robert McKimson, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Phil Monroe

Produced By: Friz Freleng, Jean MacCurdy, Hal Geer

Released on: August 5, 1983 

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray, Les Tremayne

Theme: Comedy- family movie.

A real treasure in the television world is the movie Daffy Duck’s Fantastic Island.  Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales find a magical well and set up a resort around it. 

Here’s the deal…

They charge their friends to drop a penny into the well and fulfill their deepest wishes. Duck and Speedy enjoyed making a fool of their friends, but they face the consequences in the end too!

What do you think happened in the end? Watch to find out!

#7. 14 Carrot Rabbit

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Directed By: Friz Freleng

Produced By: Edward Selzer

Released on: March 15, 1952

Starring: Mel Blanc

Theme: Action

A crazy movie that will confuse you as well. This story is about Bugs Bunny, who steals the position of Sam and starts stealing gold to sell it and get unlimited carrots. 

We’re not through yet…

Things get uglier when Yosemite watches Bugs dressed up like him and getting money in exchange for the gold. Pierre says that Bugs always gets a funny feeling when he is near gold. 

Sam intended to search for the bunny, and things got worse.

You cannot leave this one out!

#8. Honey’s Money

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Directed By: Friz Freleng

Produced By: David H. DePatie

Released on: September 1, 1962

Starring: June Foray, Billy Booth

The story starts as Sam finds out about the new widow in town and decides to marry her. His actual plan is to take over her wealth and kick her out of the house. Eventually, Sam changes his mind after meeting the woman as she was ugly. 

Yet, he convinced himself to stay because obviously, he couldn’t let go of $5 million. 

And that’s just one side of the story…

…tables turned when the woman showed her true colors, and Sam had to turn into her servant. He had to mop floors and take care of her son too.

How did this happen? Any guesses?

#9. Space Jam

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Directed By: Joe Pytka

Released on: November 10, 1996

Starring: Michael Jordan, Bill Murray

Theme:  Comedy

After the retirement of Michael Jordan, he is forced to play a match to defeat the Nerdlucks. The story flips as Bugs Bunny abducts Michael, and Yosemite Sam comes to rescue him.

#10. Sahara Hare

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Directed By: Friz Freleng

Produced By: Edward Selzer

Released on: March 26, 1955

Starring: Mel Blanc

Theme: Action, Comedy

A classic battle between the characters, Bunny and Sam. After tunneling underground, Bugs assumes that he is at Miami Beach when in reality, he is at the Sahara Desert. 

Bugs start enjoying the time for himself and take a sunbath, but eventually, he feels a quenching thirst and runs to find water.


Sam enjoying his time in the desert, finds Bugs, and that is where the controversy begins.

Conclusion: Yosemite Sam Cartoons

Those were some fantastic movies. I hope you liked them too. Who can resist such fun films?

You see… 

His chemistry with Bugs made both the cartoon characters crazier. I hope you have your weekend planned with these Sam Yosemite Cartoons!

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