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Baton Bunny (1959)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Short  |  10 January 1959 (USA)
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Bugs conducts the Warner Brothers Symphony in Franz von Suppé's "Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna" while reacting to a bothersome fly.

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Bugs conducts the Warner Brothers Symphony in Franz von Suppé's "Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna" while reacting to a bothersome fly.

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Despite being credited for "voice characterization", Mel Blanc's only voice work in this short is that of the "coughing bum". There is no actual dialog in the entire short, one of only two cartoons (the other being "A Corny Concerto") in which Bugs does not speak. See more »

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Featured in Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years (1990) See more »

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Ein Morgen, Ein Mittag und Ein Abend
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By Franz von Suppé
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Not quite as good as I remembered, but definitely worth watching
27 October 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As a big fan of classical music, I was eager to re watch Baton Bunny. You see this was one of my first Bugs Bunny cartoons and I was interested to see how well it held up. I loved it when I first saw it and the several other times I saw it after, but after a long time while still very good it isn't quite as good as I remembered. I do agree it is more unique and clever more than it is funny. Don't get me wrong, there are some nice visual gags especially the ones involving Bugs' collar and ears but there are some that don't quite work as well as they should such as the one with the fly which I'm afraid came across as rather predictable and tiresome. The gags are not the best thing about Baton Bunny- that's the music which is outstanding, no surprise really as it was composed by Suppe, who always makes me smile regardless what piece of his is playing, it is so charming and rousing that it is hard not to get engrossed in it. The animation is very good too, with a lot of colour and vibrancy. In fact the only disappointment animation-wise is the character design of Bugs which is a little too scratchy for my liking. Baton Bunny is also well paced, has a unique concept, and while it isn't as clever or as funny as cartoons such as What's Opera Doc, Rabbit of Seville and Long-Haired Hare, it is worth watching for the music. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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