Elmer Fudd introduces two pieces of classical music: The first section, "Tales of the Vienna Woods", spoofs "Fantasia", with Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig and Porky's dog doing a ballet. The second section, "The Blue Danube", spoofs "The Ugly Duckling", with a baby black duck like a juvenile Daffy saving the day when three baby swans are threatened by a goofy buzzard.Written by
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For some reason, the identity of the black duckling in this short has prompted much debate among cartoon fans as to whether or not it is in fact Daffy Duck. Supporters of the idea claim it is Daffy due to the character's similar color design (such as the white band around the neck), while naysayers say that if it was supposed to be Daffy then it would have been made a little more clear in his appearance or by having him speak. It should be noted that the books about Warner Bros. animation history have never addressed this, nor has it ever been confirmed either way. In the Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD commentary given by Michael Barrier, he claims that it is Daffy, but since he was not a member of the crew who worked on the cartoon nor citing a source as basis for his conclusion, such a declaration should not be taken as absolute fact. See more »
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 »
I had heard about this Looney Tunes quite often and when I realised (when it said on this site) that it was a spoof on Fantasia, I became very excited. I kept thinking, "Ooh, I'm so excited to find out what this is like." When I watched this on YouTube, I was very impressed.
I find this very much a classic Looney Tune - highly entertaining, funny and sweet. The Fantasia spoof around it works very well. I also noticed that there was only one joke which was relevant to the world of the time. It was a slight fighter jet joke and of course the Second World War was still raging in 1943. Some of the jokes were slightly lame and a little repetitive/predictable, but a delight to watch all the same.
Also, this has a role of Daffy - who does not look a lot like Daffy. Daffy looks much more like a duckling than the little black duck we know. He does a very good job. Of course, so does everyone in this episode.
Being a spoof on Fantasia, there are two stories, both with a piece of classical music in the background. Elmer Fudd introduces each piece and has rather a trouble with his out-fit (you'll see what I mean when you watch it). I personally preferred the second piece to the first piece, partly because the second had Daffy in it.
Recommended to people who enjoy old Looney Tunes cartoons and who very much enjoy "Fantasia". Enjoy "A Corny Concerto"! :-)
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