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A Corny Concerto (1943)

Making fun of "Fantasia", Bugs, Porky Pig and Porky's dog do a ballet after Elmer Fudd introduces "A Tale of the Vienna Woods."

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The second section, "Blue Danube", spoofs the tale of the Ugly Duckling, with a baby black duck not unlike a juvenile Daffy saving the day when the swans are threatened by a goofy buzzard. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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The only cartoon in which Porky Pig hunts Bugs Bunny (not counting Porky's Hare Hunt (1938), the first cartoon to feature the rabbit character eventually known as Bugs). See more »

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Bugs Bunny's eyelashes briefly disappear and reappear while covering his bra with his left hand and trying to use his bra to tie up Porky and his hunting dog. See more »

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Porky Pig: [holding up sign] I'm hunting that @!*@ rabbit!
Dog: [holding up sign] Ditto
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Featured in Animated Century (2003) See more »

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Piano Concerto No. 1-Allegro
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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not corny at all; quite good, actually
6 September 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

One of the great things about the classic Looney Tunes cartoons is how they introduced children to elements of culture. "What's Opera, Doc?" was probably their most famous cartoon involving opera, but there was also "A Corny Concerto". Elmer Fudd - having some trouble with his clothes - presents two short films with opera music in the background. And both come out very well.

The one with Porky Pig hunting Bugs Bunny had ending that seems like it would have been a little risqué for 1943 (especially in a cartoon), but that's what makes these cartoons so good; they weren't afraid to push the limits. But the one with a black duckling - possibly Daffy Duck - is truly the highlight; but how could it not be, featuring "The Blue Danube"? One scene there gave the cartoon a real feeling of WWII.

So, this is truly one of the classics. Up in that great animation studio in the sky, Mel Blanc, Bob Clampett, Chuck Jones, and that whole crew can take pleasure knowing that their work continues to impress us to this day.


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