History WesternAnimation / WhatsOperaDoc

10th Feb '17 1:54:03 PM Prinzenick
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Having taken roughly six times as much time and money to produce as most contemporary ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts[[note]]Chuck Jones wrote that, since ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner'' cartoons were faster and cheaper to make, the animators were able to complete all of them within the studio's time and budget constraints[[/note]], this is possibly the most beloved and critically acclaimed animated short of all time, topping numerous lists compiled by film critics and professional animators. In 1992, it became the first cartoon short to be deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress, and thus was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. It also holds the No. 1 spot on Main/The50GreatestCartoons list.

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Having taken roughly six times as much time and money to produce as most contemporary ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts[[note]]Chuck Jones wrote that, since ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner'' cartoons were faster and cheaper to make, the animators were able to complete all of them within the studio's time and budget constraints[[/note]], this is possibly the most beloved and critically acclaimed animated short of all time, topping numerous lists compiled by film critics and professional animators. In 1992, it became the first cartoon short to be deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress, and thus was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. It also holds the No. 1 spot on Main/The50GreatestCartoons list.list, and is also one of Literature/The100GreatestLooneyTunes.
10th Feb '17 1:53:12 PM Prinzenick
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Having taken roughly six times as much time and money to produce as most contemporary ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts[[note]]Chuck Jones wrote that, since ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner'' cartoons were faster and cheaper to make, the animators were able to complete all of them within the studio's time and budget constraints[[/note]], this is possibly the most beloved and critically acclaimed animated short of all time, topping numerous lists compiled by film critics and professional animators. In 1992, it became the first cartoon short to be deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress, and thus was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

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Having taken roughly six times as much time and money to produce as most contemporary ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts[[note]]Chuck Jones wrote that, since ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner'' cartoons were faster and cheaper to make, the animators were able to complete all of them within the studio's time and budget constraints[[/note]], this is possibly the most beloved and critically acclaimed animated short of all time, topping numerous lists compiled by film critics and professional animators. In 1992, it became the first cartoon short to be deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress, and thus was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. It also holds the No. 1 spot on Main/The50GreatestCartoons list.
31st Jan '17 12:38:21 AM mlsmithca
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* The50GreatestCartoons: This one is in the top spot.



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: When Bugs first approaches Elmer the mighty hunter:

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: When Bugs first approaches Elmer the mighty hunter:hunter, their dialogue parodies the often excessive internal repetition of operatic libretti:



* PyrrhicVillainy: Elmer succeeds in killing Bugs, yes, but at the same time kills the...er...[[DisguisedInDrag rabbit]] he loved and is overcome by grief and remorse.
** It makes perfect sense. Every time Bugs fooled Elmer into thinking he got him before, Elmer broke down similarly. Perhaps he's not as cut out for hunting as he thinks he is. Or he should stick to hunting the non-sentient.

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* PyrrhicVillainy: Elmer succeeds in killing Bugs, yes, but at the same time kills the...er...[[DisguisedInDrag rabbit]] he loved and is overcome by grief and remorse.
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remorse. It makes perfect sense. Every time Bugs fooled Elmer into thinking he got him before, Elmer broke down similarly. Perhaps he's not as cut out for hunting as he thinks he is. Or he should stick to hunting the non-sentient.



* [[RecycledInSpace Wecycled IN SPACE!]]

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* [[RecycledInSpace Wecycled IN SPACE!]]RecycledInSpace



* TeamRocketWins: Notably one of the only three occurrences in Looney Tunes history where Elmer gets one over on Bugs.

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* TeamRocketWins: Notably one of the only three occurrences in Looney Tunes history where Elmer gets one over on Bugs.[[note]] The others are "Hare Brush" and "Rabbit Rampage", both from 1955.[[/note]]



* UnstoppableRage: Elmer gets like after catching wise to Bugs' trickery. See also: RedEyesTakeWarning and VillainousBreakdown.
** In fact, it's likely the most angry he has ever been in any cartoon to date. It's no longer about hunting, or good sport. ItsPersonal. And perhaps the only instance in which he comes off as a truly frightening villain (it helps that he's ridiculously overpowered in this one as well).

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* UnstoppableRage: Elmer gets like after catching wise to Bugs' trickery. See also: RedEyesTakeWarning and VillainousBreakdown.
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VillainousBreakdown. In fact, it's likely the most angry he has ever been in any cartoon to date. It's no longer about hunting, or good sport. ItsPersonal. And perhaps the only instance in which he comes off as a truly frightening villain (it helps that he's ridiculously overpowered in this one as well).



27th Jan '17 3:59:54 PM snichols1973
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: When Bugs first approaches Elmer the mighty hunter:
-->'''Bugs''' [sings]: Oh mighty warrior of great fighting stock, Might I inquire to ask, eh, what's up, doc?
-->'''Elmer''' [sings]: I'm going to kill the wabbit!
-->'''Bugs''' [sings]: O mighty hunter, 'twill be quite a task, How will you do it, might I inquire to ask?
-->'''Elmer''' [sings]: I'll do it with my spear and magic helmet!
-->'''Bugs''' [sings]: Your spear and magic helmet?
-->'''Elmer''' [sings]: Spear and magic helmet!
-->'''Bugs''' [sings]: Magic helmet?
-->'''Elmer''' [sings]: Magic helmet!
-->'''Bugs''' [derisively]: Magic pfelmet.



* VocalDissonance: As Elmer unleashes the elements on Bugs and screams, "SMOG!", it sounds significantly different than usual. That is actually MelBlanc, not Arthur Q. Bryan, shouting that word.

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* VocalDissonance: As Elmer unleashes the elements on Bugs and screams, "SMOG!", it sounds significantly different than usual. That is actually MelBlanc, not Arthur Q. Bryan, shouting that word.word, briefly sounding more like Yosemite Sam.




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* WordSchmord: Bugs derisively refers to Elmer's magic helmet as "Magic pfelmet."
22nd Nov '16 6:23:22 PM Shoebox
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* BrawnHilda: Averted; Bugs as Brünnhilde is really quite petite. [[http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h38/munsterradio/untitledh.jpg The horse "she" rides in on, however...]] Creator/ChuckJones once explained that, denied the traditionally curvaceous opera heroine, they threw every curve they had into her noble steed instead.

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* BrawnHilda: Averted; Bugs as Brünnhilde is really quite petite. [[http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h38/munsterradio/untitledh.jpg The horse "she" rides in on, however...]] Creator/ChuckJones once explained that, denied the traditionally curvaceous opera heroine, they threw every curve they had into her noble steed instead.
22nd Nov '16 4:02:10 PM Bissek
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* AntagonistInMourning: "Oh no, I've killed the wabbit."

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* AntagonistInMourning: "Oh no, "What have I done? I've killed the wabbit."
30th Oct '16 9:26:00 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* TheFiftyGreatestCartoons: This one is in the top spot.

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* TheFiftyGreatestCartoons: The50GreatestCartoons: This one is in the top spot.
30th Oct '16 9:25:40 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* TheFiftyGreatestCartoons: This one is in the top spot.
21st Mar '16 12:48:45 PM Shadowgazer
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** In fact, it's likely the most angry he has ever been in any cartoon to date. It's no longer about hunting, or good sport. ItsPersonal. And perhaps the only instance in which he comes off as a truly frightening villain.

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** In fact, it's likely the most angry he has ever been in any cartoon to date. It's no longer about hunting, or good sport. ItsPersonal. And perhaps the only instance in which he comes off as a truly frightening villain.villain (it helps that he's ridiculously overpowered in this one as well).
11th Mar '16 3:56:23 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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'''''What's Opera, Doc?''''' -- yes, with a question mark -- is a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1957]] ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short famously described by director Creator/ChuckJones as "[[TheAbridgedSeries our attempt to squish the entire Ring Cycle down to six minutes]]." The incredible part is that they ''succeeded''.

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'''''What's "What's Opera, Doc?''''' Doc?" -- yes, with a question mark -- is a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1957]] ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short famously described by director Creator/ChuckJones as "[[TheAbridgedSeries our attempt to squish the entire Ring Cycle down to six minutes]]." The incredible part is that they ''succeeded''.
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