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Rabbit of Seville (1950)

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Bugs and Elmer supply new lyrics to Rossini's opera.

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Behind the Hollywood Bowl stage which is playing the opera, The Barber of Seville, Bugs Bunny flees into the backstage area with Elmer Fudd in close pursuit. Seeing his opportunity to fight on his terms, Bugs raises the curtain on Elmer, trapping him on stage. As the orchestra begins playing, Bugs comes into play as the barber who is going to make sure that Elmer is going to get a grooming he will never forget. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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16 December 1950 (USA)  »

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El conejo de Sevilla  »

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For a quick sequence where we see a close up of Bugs's hands massaging Elmer's scalp to the notes of a short piano solo in the opera, they are deliberately drawn with five fingers for the sequence so they can believably follow the tune. See more »

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Elmer's shotgun changes from being a single-barrel to a double-barrel, then back again. See more »

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Bugs Bunny: [Last line, after dispatching Elmer, and one munch on a carrot] Ehh... Next?
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Soundtracks

The Barber of Seville Overture
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Music by Gioachino Rossini ("Il Barbiere di Siviglia")
Lyrics by Cesare Sterbini
Substitute lyrics by Michael Maltese
Sung by Bugs Bunny and played throughout the picture
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What's up, Figaro?
29 June 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Rabbit of Seville" has Elmer Fudd trying to shoot Bugs Bunny, and so the latter leads the former into an opera house where "The Barber of Seville" is about to be performed. Within a minute, Bugs and Elmer are the barber and customer, respectively. Needless to say, Bugs tries a few unsavory experiments on Elmer.

In an interview, Chuck Jones explained how, listening to Bugs sing his own lyrics for the opera (Welcome to my shop/Let me cut your mop/Let me shave your crop), you almost get the impression that the lyrics were written specifically for him. The first time when I ever saw this cartoon when I was really young, I probably thought that, as I didn't know about the original opera. Rossini would be really proud of the whole Chuck Jones/Michael Maltese/Mel Blanc creative team. Excellent.


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