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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The bottles and other accessories on the worktop beside the barber's chair constantly change through the cartoon. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: How about a nice, close shave? / Teach your whiskers to behave. / Lots of lather, lots of soap. / Please hold still, don't be a dope. / Now we're ready for the scraping / There's no use to try escaping. / Yell and scream and rant and rave. / It's no use, you need a shave!
Elmer Fudd: [as Bugs slashes him with razor] Ooh! Ouch! Ouch! Ow! Ooh! Ooh! Ouch!
Bugs Bunny: There, you're nice and clean / Although your face looks like it might have gone through a ma-chine.
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Featured in Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary (1986) See more »

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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The Apex of human achievement
26 December 2003 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This animated short is from what dreams are made. Its musical direction, humour, animation, build up and climax are flawless. It is funny that this small animated feature is worthy of such praise, no matter how great it is.

However, the fact that this cartoon is only six minutes long means that it can achieve said perfection. Recent, much longer, fantasy epics are some of the greatest films of all time, however, their length (which is totally necessary) adds to the potential for problems.

Yet, to say that "The Rabbit of Seville" is short but sweet is akin to saying the battle of Stalingrad was a "bit messy".

Chuck Jones, Mel Blanc and all involved created perfection with this, all further attempts at animated comic shorts should be judged by this standard of excellence.


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