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Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Wagner Musical Mash-Up

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This Saturday’s cartoon features the Overture to Wagner’s Tannhauser. The music is included in the 1957 Warner Brothers cartoon, What’s Opera, Doc?

Although the cartoon is probably best known for Elmer Fudd singing “Kill the Wabbit” to the tune of “Ride of the Valkyries,” from Die Walkure, the “love scene” in this cartoon is set to music from Tannhauser.

Watch the full episode here.