Yosemite Sam is an American animated cartoon character in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons produced by Warner Bros. Animation. His name is taken from Yosemite National Park. Along with Elmer Fudd, he is an adversary of Bugs Bunny. He is commonly depicted as an extremely aggressive gunslinging prospector, outlaw, pirate, or cowboy with a hair-trigger temper and an intense hatred of rabbits, Bugs in particular. In cartoons with non-Western themes, he uses various aliases, including “Chilkoot Sam” (named for the Chilkoot Trail; Sam pronounces it “Chilli-koot”) and “Square-deal Sam” in 14 Carrot Rabbit, “Riff Raff Sam” in Sahara Hare, “Sam Schultz” in Big House Bunny, “Seagoin’ Sam” in Buccaneer Bunny, “Shanghai Sam” in Mutiny on the Bunny, and “Von Schamm the Hessian” in Bunker Hill Bunny and many others. During the golden age of American animation, Yosemite Sam appeared in 33 shorts.