History Trivia / WhatsOperaDoc

22nd Sep '16 1:12:37 PM BugsFan17
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* AcclaimedFlop: Despite receiving a gala premiere at the Warner Bros. Theatre, following such a devoted production that the animators cheated their punch cards to buy more time to work on the short, it subsequently wasn't treated as anything special. It wasn't even submitted for an Academy Award nomination. It took about two decades for ''What's Opera, Doc?'' to receive the respect it deserved, and even longer for it to receive acclaims of any kind (though boy, such acclaims - the first cartoon to get added to the Library of Congress's National Film Registry in 1992 and voted #1 of Literature/The50GreatestCartoons in 1995.

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* AcclaimedFlop: Despite receiving a gala premiere at the Warner Bros. Theatre, following such a devoted production that the animators cheated their punch cards to buy more time to work on the short, it subsequently wasn't treated as anything special. It wasn't even submitted for an Academy Award nomination. It took about two decades for ''What's Opera, Doc?'' to receive the respect it deserved, and even longer for it to receive acclaims of any kind (though boy, such acclaims - the first cartoon to get added to the Library of Congress's National Film Registry in 1992 and voted #1 of Literature/The50GreatestCartoons in 1995.)
* ConsolationPrize: Some believe the Academy Awards giving the short's director, Creator/ChuckJones, a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996 was partially to make up for not giving ''What's Opera, Doc?'' an Oscar at the time of its release (as well as other notable Jones shorts like ''WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck'' or ''WesternAnimation/OneFroggyEvening'', neither of which even received a nomination).
22nd Sep '16 1:10:36 PM BugsFan17
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* AcclaimedFlop: Despite receiving a gala premiere at the Warner Bros. Theatre, following such a devoted production that the animators cheated their punch cards to buy more time to work on the short, it subsequently wasn't treated as anything special. It wasn't even submitted for an Academy Award nomination. It took about two decades for ''What's Opera, Doc?'' to receive the respect it deserved, and even longer for it to receive acclaims of any kind (though boy, such acclaims - the first cartoon to get added to the Library of Congress's National Film Registry in 1992 and voted #1 of Literature/The50GreatestCartoons in 1995.
22nd Sep '16 1:06:06 PM BugsFan17
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** Bryan's read of the line can still be heard in the version used for the ''Bugs Bunny at the Symphony'' live performances.
22nd Jul '16 8:23:36 AM damus2300
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* GeniusBonus: Bugs Bunny is found dead while laid out on a rock, with some kind of fluid dripping on his face. This is a reference to Loki the Norse trickster god who was punished for causing the god Balder's death. Loki was laid out on a rock with snake venom dripping on his face as punishment.
7th Oct '15 9:00:01 PM Karxrida
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* TheOtherDarrin: Though Arthur Q. Bryan otherwise voiced Elmer in this short, MelBlanc performed "SMOOOOOOOOOOOOGGGGGGGGGG!" WordOfGod stated it was because it made it funnier.
** That, and apparently Arthur Q. Bryan couldn't scream as loud as Blanc.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Though Arthur Q. Bryan otherwise voiced Elmer in this short, MelBlanc performed "SMOOOOOOOOOOOOGGGGGGGGGG!" WordOfGod stated it was because it made it funnier.
** That,
funnier and apparently Arthur Q. Bryan couldn't scream as loud as Blanc.



* VindicatedByCable: According to a featurette on the ''Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Vol. 2'', "What's Opera, Doc?" initially wasn't really any more recognized or popular than any of the other Looney Tunes shorts coming out during that time period. It wasn't until years later via TV reairings that people began to realize the sheer genius and masterpiece of a cartoon this is.
** It was however given a prestigious premiere on the Warner Bros. lot, unlike other Warner shorts.
*** Apparently some symphony/opera radio stations have started to pick up on the cartoon and its music as well.

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* VindicatedByCable: According to a featurette on the ''Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Vol. 2'', "What's Opera, Doc?" initially wasn't really any more recognized or popular than any of the other Looney Tunes shorts coming out during that time period. It wasn't until years later via TV reairings that people began to realize the sheer genius and masterpiece of a cartoon this is.
** It was however given a prestigious premiere on the Warner Bros. lot, unlike other Warner shorts.
*** Apparently some symphony/opera radio stations have started to pick up on the cartoon and its music as well.
is.
19th Jun '15 6:33:51 PM NWolfman
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** That, and apparently Arthur Q. Bryan couldn't quite get the line right.

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** That, and apparently Arthur Q. Bryan couldn't quite get the line right.scream as loud as Blanc.
1st Mar '12 12:08:01 PM Angeldeb82
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*** AscendedFanon: Some symphony/opera radio stations have started to pick up on the cartoon and its music as well.

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*** AscendedFanon: Some Apparently some symphony/opera radio stations have started to pick up on the cartoon and its music as well.
29th Feb '12 6:45:30 PM Angeldeb82
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** It was however given a prestigious premiere on the Warner Bros. lot, unlike other Warner shorts.

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** It was however given a prestigious premiere on the Warner Bros. lot, unlike other Warner shorts.shorts.
*** AscendedFanon: Some symphony/opera radio stations have started to pick up on the cartoon and its music as well.
29th Feb '12 4:10:26 PM Angeldeb82
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* ThrowItIn: "SMOOOOOG!" was an ad-lib.

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* ThrowItIn: "SMOOOOOG!" was an ad-lib.ad-lib.
* VindicatedByCable: According to a featurette on the ''Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Vol. 2'', "What's Opera, Doc?" initially wasn't really any more recognized or popular than any of the other Looney Tunes shorts coming out during that time period. It wasn't until years later via TV reairings that people began to realize the sheer genius and masterpiece of a cartoon this is.
** It was however given a prestigious premiere on the Warner Bros. lot, unlike other Warner shorts.
29th Feb '12 4:08:54 PM Angeldeb82
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* TheOtherDarrin: Though Arthur Q. Bryan otherwise voiced Elmer in this short, MelBlanc performed "SMOOOOOOOOOOOOGGGGGGGGGG!" WordOfGod stated it was because it made it funnier.
** That, and apparently Arthur Q. Bryan couldn't quite get the line right.
* ThrowItIn: "SMOOOOOG!" was an ad-lib.
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