February 22nd, 2012: What’s Opera Doc?

What It’s About: In this classic short, Elmer Fudd’s (Arthur Q. Bryan) eternally doomed pursuit of Bugs Bunny (Mel Blanc) is framed as Wagnerian opera, simultaneously parodying the art form while providing a farcical response to Walt Disney’s Fantasia.

Why Watch it Today?: Legendary animator Chuck Jones, director of this and many other beloved cartoons, died today in 2002.

Where to Get It: Watch the full cartoon at Blip.tv

Other Choices:  Chuck Jones has a brief appearance in Gremlins.

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