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What's Opera, Doc? (1957)

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Elmer Fudd is again hunting rabbits - only this time it's an opera. Wagner's Siegfried with Elmer as the titular hero and Bugs as Brunnhilde. They sing, they dance, they eat the scenery.

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"What's Opera, Doc?" lampoons classic opera by using its elements to set up the latest chapter in Elmer Fudd's hapless pursuit of Bugs Bunny. We open with a silhouette of a mighty Viking arousing ferocious lightning storms ... only to find it's Elmer -- this time as the demigod Siegfried. Elmer admonishes the audience (in classical verse) to "be vewwy quiet, I'm hunting wabbits!" It's not long before Elmer comes upon Bugs' hole and sings out "Kill the wabbit!" not realizing that the hare has already climbed out and is viewing Elmer spearing fruitlessly in said hole. Bugs joins in the fun, querying his tagline in operatic verse and leaving Elmer in his dust (but not before "Siegfried" shows us an example of supposed "mighty powers" from his spear and magic helmet). Elmer goes after the wascally wabbit, but his pursuit is ended when he sets his eyes on the stunningly and awesomely beautiful Valkyrie Brunhilde (Bugs in disguise). After a "hard-to-get" pursuit" (brought on by Elmer's ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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The first cartoon selected for the National Film Registry. See more »

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Elmer Fudd as Siegfried: Yes, magic helmet and I'll give you a sample.
[summons lightning that strikes Bugs]
Bugs Bunny: Bye-yeee!
[quickly runs off]
Elmer Fudd as Siegfried: Dat was da wabbit!
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The opera music continues and concludes over the "That's All Folks!" logo, substituting the usual exit music. See more »

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Referenced in 100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) See more »

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Siegfried: Horn Call
Composed by Richard Wagner (uncredited)
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one of the best cartoons
3 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite Bugs Bunny cartoons. It's a very clever send-up of Wagnerian operas. (There is also one where Bugs and Elmer perform the Barber of Seville, but my recollection is that that opera was done better by Woody Woodpecker.) The fact that I'm not a big fan of Wagner may have something to do with my enjoyment, but I recommend watching this if you get a chance. We have it in a tape that contains several Bugs Bunny cartoons.


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