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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Coughing Bum (voice)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bunny chef d'orchestre See more »

Company Credits

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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Trivia

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

Edited into Bugs Bunny's Overtures to Disaster (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Ein Morgen, Ein Mittag und Ein Abend
(uncredited)
By Franz von Suppé
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I know many folks who love this sort of stuff....I don't.
1 June 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

During the 1940s and 50s, Warner and MGM made quite a few cartoons that featured their characters conducting or performing in a concert hall. It was all very highbrow and often the critical response was very good-- however, I am pretty sure a lot of kids and even adults thought these cartoons were duds!!

In the case of "Baton Bunny", a later Bugs Bunny cartoon, the usually fun and mischievous rabbit is conducting an orchestra. There are lots of funny expressions but Bugs does little other than lead an orchestra. If you think seeing him make faces, chase away bugs crawling on his face, losing his cuffs and the like is great stuff, you'll like the film. As for me, I just felt it wasn't appealing to the core who loved the character--folks who wanted to see more action, violence and silliness.


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