What's Opera, Doc? (1957)
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This short, one of the greatest Looney Tunes, by Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese is on the National Film Registry. Uses several of Wagner's opera compositions to re-imagine Elmer Fudd's never-ending pursuit of Bugs Bunny. The expressionist set and hilarious visuals are excellent. I just wish it was longer than seven minutes. I'm so glad I was able to share it with my wife, who didn't know what I was talking about when I sang, "Kill the wabbit! Kill the wabbit!" Somehow she missed this as part of her childhood.
Delirious,blasphemous and yet ravishingly innovative!
Inspired by the likes of slapstick stars,musical numbers (did i forget to say the obvious William tell reference),there's not exactly a happy ending rather a diversion of functioned tragedy...and Mel Blanc drives the vehicle of lunacy!
Rossini would have loved this for sure.
What's Opera Doc is probably the most famous of the Looney Tunes shorts and it's for a good reason. It's a good and funny 7 minute short starring the ever-lasting feud between Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. In an opera-like setting, Elmer tries to "kill the wabbit" but falls in love with Brunhilde, who is secretly Bugs in drag as a German girl. It's a funny set-up and it's great animation for its time, a job well done.
What's Opera, Doc? Quotes
|Elmer Fudd:||I will do it with my spear and magic helmet!|
|Bugs Bunny:||Your spear and magic helmet?|
|Elmer Fudd:||Spear and magic helmet!|
|Bugs Bunny:||Magic helmet?|
|Elmer Fudd:||MAGIC HELMET!|
|Bugs Bunny:||[aside to audience, cynical] Magic helmet.|
|Elmer Fudd:||[to Ride of the Valkyries] Kill da wabbit! Kill da wabbit! Kill da wabbit!|
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