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Writer:
Michael Maltese (story)
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Release Date:
6 December 1941 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A construction foreman conducts his workers like a symphony orchestra as they build a skyscraper, musically. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Directed by
Friz Freleng  (as I. Freleng)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Maltese  story

Produced by
Leon Schlesinger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Carl W. Stalling (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Treg Brown (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Treg Brown .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Gil Turner .... animator
Ken Champin .... animator (uncredited)
Gerry Chiniquy .... animator (uncredited)
Robert Givens .... character designer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Carl W. Stalling .... musical director
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 

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7 min
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Trivia:
Rhapsody in Rivets (1941)'s background was a musical composition of Franz Liszt's Second Hungarian Rhapsody that was in two later shorts, Bugs Bunny's Rhapsody Rabbit (1946) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's The Cat Concerto (1947) that won an Academy Award.See more »
Soundtrack:
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2See more »

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Which series is this from: Merrie Melodies or Looney Tunes?
List: Warner Bros. cartoons that were nominated for Academy Awards
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Young ones might not appreciate it, but adults sure will, 27 January 2014
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

While classical music (as well as this particular tune) has long been used in cartoons, I can't say I've ever seen it used like it is in "Rhapsody in Rivets". It's darned clever and made incredibly great use of the music--integrating it into a film that is simply a delight to watch.

This film begins with the foreman on a construction job overseeing it just like the conductor of an orchestra. As he gesticulates, the characters working on the bridge do so in perfect unison with the music--or when they don't the foreman becomes very angry. Seeing hammers, jackhammers and the like perfectly times with Liszt's 'Hungarian Rhapsody Number 2' was pretty amazing. And, I am not surprised that this one ending up getting nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short. For kids, I'd score this one a 6, as kids want more humor and characters bonking each other on the head. But for older audiences, it deserves at least a 9, as there is nothing quite like it!

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