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Rhapsody Rabbit (1946)

When Bugs attempts to perform Liszt's Second Hungarian Rhapsody, he is troubled by a mouse.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writers:

Tedd Pierce (story), Michael Maltese (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Coughing Audience Member (voice)
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Storyline

Bugs Bunny is a concert pianist. On his big night he sits to deliver Liszt's Second Hungarian Rhapsody but must overcome a cougher in the audience, distractions in his sheet music, hunger pangs and a troublesome musical mouse living somewhere within in his grand piano. Written by bob the moo

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Concerto Sem Dó See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Long-standing controversy exists between this film and the Tom & Jerry short, The Cat Concerto (1947). Both sides (WB & MGM) claim that theirs was the original, and the other was a rip-off. Nobody knows for sure who is correct and it is, of course, entirely conceivable that the similarities are so coincidental. An additional fact: The music was used & played earlier, in Rhapsody in Rivets (1941). See more »

Goofs

The foot pedals of Bugs Bunny's concert grand piano appear in different configurations throughout the short - a visual gaffe that, in a narrative sense, doesn't really matter because Bugs never uses the pedals. Director Friz Freleng took plenty of liberties with real piano playing just to get the gags over. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: [the phone rings in the middle of the piece, Bugs picks it up] Eh, what's up, Doc? Who...? Franz Liszt? Never heard of him... Wrong number.
[Hangs up]
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Connections

Referenced in Wideo Wabbit (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Chopsticks
(uncredited)
Music by Euphemia Allen
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wonderful cartoon!
27 May 2001 | by dewshineSee all my reviews

I had the pleasure of meeting Virgil Ross once at a public appearance, and I was able to talk with him briefly. He mentioned that this was the cartoon he had the most fun to work on, so I sought it out, curious to see it. I must say, it does look like it would have been fun to make, because it's really fun to watch. Even by today's standards, this is a very clever and humorous piece, free of cliches. I liked it!


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