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Rabbit of Seville (1950)

Bugs and Elmer supply new lyrics to Rossini's opera.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny (voice)
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Storyline

Behind the Hollywood Bowl stage which is playing the opera, The Barber of Seville, Bugs Bunny flees into the backstage area with Elmer Fudd in close pursuit. Seeing his opportunity to fight on his terms, Bugs raises the curtain on Elmer, trapping him on stage. As the orchestra begins playing, Bugs comes into play as the barber who is going to make sure that Elmer is going to get a grooming he will never forget. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Hase von Sevilla See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. 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

Was originally pitched as a Bugs Bunny/Elmer Fudd pairing set in a barber shop, with no singing, but it was decided it would be funnier if it was a spoof of the classic opera "The Barber of Seville". See more »

Goofs

Elmer's shotgun changes from being a single-barrel to a double-barrel, then back again. See more »

Quotes

Elmer Fudd: Ooh, wait 'till I get that wabbit!
Bugs Bunny: [Disguised as a Spanish senorita] What would you want with a wabbit? / Can't you see that I'm much sweeter. / I'm your little señoriter. / You are my type of guy. / Let me straighten your tie. / and I shall dance for you.
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Alternate Versions

On ABC, some of Elmer's gunshots were deleted. Possible editing was also done to reduce the depicted violence in the scene of Bugs slashing Elmer's face with a razor. See more »

Connections

Edited into Porky and Daffy in the William Tell Overture (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Il Barbiere di Siviglia
(uncredited)
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Original Lyrics by Cesare Sterbini
Substitute lyrics by Michael Maltese
Sung by Mel Blanc (credited) and Arthur Q. Bryan (uncredited)
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What's up, Figaro?
29 June 2005 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

"Rabbit of Seville" has Elmer Fudd trying to shoot Bugs Bunny, and so the latter leads the former into an opera house where "The Barber of Seville" is about to be performed. Within a minute, Bugs and Elmer are the barber and customer, respectively. Needless to say, Bugs tries a few unsavory experiments on Elmer.

In an interview, Chuck Jones explained how, listening to Bugs sing his own lyrics for the opera (Welcome to my shop/Let me cut your mop/Let me shave your crop), you almost get the impression that the lyrics were written specifically for him. The first time when I ever saw this cartoon when I was really young, I probably thought that, as I didn't know about the original opera. Rossini would be really proud of the whole Chuck Jones/Michael Maltese/Mel Blanc creative team. Excellent.


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