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What's Opera Doc?

by Nicholas Sammond

Warner Bros. mocks the pretensions of the upper classes with this self-reflexive reinvention of Wagner's Ring Cycle, from 1957. Note how at key moments, both Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny attempt to enlist us as audience members. This convention hearkens back to animation's vaudeville days, when the boundary between stage and screen was more porous.

What's Opera Doc?

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Elmer and Bugs reimagine Wagner.

from What's Opera Doc? (1957)
Creator: Warner Bros. Animation
Distributor: Warner Brothers Animation
Posted by Nicholas Sammond