Friday, December 19, 2008

Kill the Wabbit!

Just because I'm a little blue tonight, or maybe because it's Christmas and I'm doing my level best to ignore that fact, or maybe it's just cabin fever after all this snow and ice keeping me off my bike, but I felt like watching some classic cartoons this afternoon, and that, of course landed me on "What's Opera, Doc?" from 1957.

This brilliantly conceived and executed cartoon of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) and Tannhäuser, featuring Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd was, in 1994, voted #1 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by 1000 members of the animation field. Enjoy...

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