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A Corny Concerto (1943)

Elmer Fudd introduces two pieces of classical music: "Tales of the Vienna Woods" and "The Blue Danube", and acted out by Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, and a flock of ducks.

Director:

Robert Clampett

Writer:

Frank Tashlin (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Bea Benaderet ... Mother Swan / Baby Swans (voice) (uncredited)
Mel Blanc ... Ducklings (voice) (uncredited)
Arthur Q. Bryan Arthur Q. Bryan ... Elmer Fudd (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

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 Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bugs Bunny Show See more »

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Production Co:

Leon Schlesinger Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The only cartoon in which Porky Pig hunts Bugs Bunny (not counting Porky's Hare Hunt (1938), the first cartoon to feature the rabbit character eventually known as Bugs). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Porky Pig: [holding up sign] I'm hunting that @!*@ rabbit!
Dog: [holding up sign] Ditto
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Connections

Spoofs Fantasia (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Tales from the Vienna Woods
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
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Johann Strauss II would be proud!
16 January 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

A Corny Concerto, what can I say? Simply wonderful. Maybe not as hysterically funny as other Looney Tunes cartoons, but it is special to me for many reasons. A Corny Concerto isn't necessarily what you call hilarious, the funniest it comes to is Elmer's struggles with his loose fitting evening clothes though Porky and the pointer dog sobbing in Waltz time at Bug's "death" was funny too as was Bugs revealing his bra, tutu and pointe shoes and the stunned looks on Porky and Pointer Dog's faces. The animation though is wonderful, the wood in Tales from the Vienna Woods is beautifully rendered, but in terms of animation On the Beautiful Blue Danube was superior, with vibrant colouring particularly of the river itself. In terms of humour, Tales from the Vienna Woods is the better of the two, On the Beautiful Blue Danube is beautiful essentially but rather humourless in comparison. But what both segments have in common is that the music is outstanding. Johann Strauss II is rightly nicknamed "The Waltz King". Both pieces featured are fantastic and two of my favourite classical music pieces of all time, though I am more familiar with On the Beautiful Blue Danube. What impresses me most is how so much is fitted in in such a short running time without feeling bloated. This cartoon is fantastic, perfect for a classical music listener. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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