Saturday Morning Cartoons: Bugs Bunny Wields a Mighty Baton

Saturday, January 14, 2012

It’s a good thing Bugs Bunny wasn’t conducting this past Tuesday’s New York Philharmonic concert (aka ringtone-gate). Maestro Bugs Bunny, as seen in the 1959 Warner Brothers cartoon Baton Bunny, won’t even tolerate a coughing audience member. (Although, it’s a wardrobe malfunction and an annoying fly that finally make Bugs lose his cool.)

The piece features Bugs leading the Warner Bros. Symphony Orchestra in Franz von Suppe's overture, Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna.


More in:

Comments [2]

Barry Owen Furrer

Keeping recent events in mind, is this not a case of art imitating life?

Jan. 14 2012 09:10 AM
KT from Bayonne, NJ

I loved Warner Brothers for their use of the Classics in their cartoons.
Kids were familiarized with classical pieces through Bugs, Daffy, Elmer Fud, etc.
WB employees were really talented people who knew their stuff. Clever, artistic, musical, witty they combined adult and children's humor and gave you a lot more than we get nowadays.
Cudos to Daffy's Hunting Song based on another classical piece, which I would love to see here.

Jan. 14 2012 08:28 AM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

The WQXR e-newsletter. Show highlights, links to music news, on-demand concerts, events from The Greene Space and more.

Follow WQXR