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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 »

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

For a quick sequence where we see a close up of Bugs' hands massaging Elmer's scalp to the notes of a short piano solo in the opera, they are deliberately drawn with five fingers for the sequence so they can believably follow the tune. See more »

Goofs

When Bugs first appears as the barber, the shaving brush on his smock pocket disappears in some shots See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: How about a nice, close shave? / Teach your whiskers to behave. / Lots of lather, lots of soap. / Please hold still, don't be a dope. / Now we're ready for the scraping / There's no use to try escaping. / Yell and scream and rant and rave. / It's no use, you need a shave!
Elmer Fudd: [as Bugs slashes him with razor] Ooh! Ouch! Ouch! Ow! Ooh! Ooh! Ouch!
Bugs Bunny: There, you're nice and clean / Although your face looks like it might have gone through a ma-chine.
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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

References The Great Dictator (1940) 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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User Reviews

 
Masterpiece
9 August 2005 | by donkeytonkmanSee all my reviews

Just about all you can say. This is my opinion is the greatest animated short of all time. Perfectly recreating the opera with about everything you need.

Bugs as the snake charmer has always been my favorite part, especially the music behind it. Genius! And not Wile E. Coyote either, the directors, producers and animators all deserved every award in the books for this one.

What's Opera Doc is another masterpiece, well constructed, and brilliantly done by the animators. But sorry, it ranks second place in my book as it's not as humorous as Rabbit of Seville. can't say much more except it's won=der-ful.

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