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Baton Bunny (1959)

Bugs conducts the Warner Brothers Symphony in Franz von Suppé's "Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna" while reacting to a bothersome fly.

Directors:

Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Coughing Bum (voice)
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Bugs conducts the Warner Brothers Symphony in Franz von Suppé's "Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna" while reacting to a bothersome fly.

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This cartoon features a special opening credit: "The Warner Bros. Symphony Orchestra playing 'Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna' by Franz von Suppé". In 1959, the year this cartoon was released, Warner Bros. disbanded its longtime 70-piece studio orchestra, famed for its distinctive brass-heavy sound. Director and classical music-lover Chuck Jones made this short in part as a final showcase for the ensemble that had served him so well throughout his career at the studio. See more »

Connections

Featured in Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years (1990) See more »

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The Irish Washerwoman
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The unique premise is what makes this short hilarious.
17 December 2003 | by rapt0r_claw-1See all my reviews

This is an interesting and unique Bugs Bunny short, with nothing but visual gags throughout. However, despite my Looney Tunes bias, I shall admit that Cat Concerto, a Tom and Jerry cartoon, used a similar premise about thirteen years prior. You could be wondering whether Bugs could be funny without words, but this proves all the sceptics wrong! The hilarious methods that Bugs uses to convey the notes to his musicians (who obviously and miraculously know how to interpret the antics of this mad rabbit, since the musical score is very good) never get old. The cartoon illustrates a surreal Western story when Bugs conducts in a flurry, and the fly that annoys him is fantastic! Bugs finally cracks in the end, and you see he can be just as hot-headed as Daffy Duck. This sets the standard for how a conductor/musician cartoon should be. Good to see on VHS and DVD. Highly Recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bunny chef d'orchestre See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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