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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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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

At the end of the cartoon, you can see Bugs mouthing something, (apparently extreme profanity), but no actual words are heard. This is similar to other Looney Toons/Merrie Melodies shorts, where characters mouth the words of phrases that won't pass the censors (e.g. Yosemite Sam saying (underwater) "F***ing a**hole" in Buccaneer Bunny (1948), or an Indian mouthing "G**d***ed son of a b****", voiced by the orchestra, in The Hardship of Miles Standish (1940)). 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 Pink, Plunk, Plink (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Siegfried Funeral March
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Wagner
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"Franz Liszt? Never heard of 'em. Wrong number."
1 September 2016 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Somewhat controversial Merrie Melodies short, directed by Friz Freleng and featuring Bugs Bunny. The controversy stems from its similarity to another short from MGM, the Oscar-winning Tom & Jerry classic The Cat Concerto. It's been debated for decades who ripped off who, and we'll likely never know the truth. This short was released first, and that would seemingly answer the question, but there is something very 'off' about this cartoon as it's about Bugs versus a mouse and that's most definitely more suited for the Tom & Jerry series. The gags are also more suited to Tom & Jerry, not the usual verbal trouncing and outwitting of a dumber opponent that one associates with Bugs. On its own merits, it's an enjoyable cartoon, but it is lacking compared to The Cat Concerto, in my opinion. Again, part of the problem is that it doesn't feel like a cartoon that's the right fit for Bugs, especially in 1946. It's something you will want to check out and watch, along with the Tom & Jerry short.


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