Rabbit of Seville


Released in December of 1950, Rabbit of Seville, is famous for focusing on Rossini’s overture to The Barber of Seville. Any Looney Tunes was a treat in my book, but I always found their mixing of cartoons and “high culture” was especially intriguing.



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4 thoughts on “Rabbit of Seville

  1. Batfan says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, they just don’t make cartoons like this anymore. Real animation and real laughs. So good.

  2. The Cosmic Joker says:

    The Utah Opera company is presenting “The Barber of Seville” as part of its 2013 lineup. As I have tickets to the production, I plan on singing the words of this cartoon when they play the overture.

  3. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Many movie nights at the cinema had a single Looney Tunes cartoon to start the show (well, at the early 70s-late 60s kiddie fare that was par for my course).

    And it always made sense to me – as an adult – that these were A-Grade entertainment, since they were chosen for mass audience consumption.

    Imagine a few hundred adults laughing and clapping along with their kids as Bugs and his crew turned on the magic.
    I barely recall any of it.
    Mostly Pink Panther toons later in life, before Mr. Sellers’ prime live-comedy began after additional cartoon credits.

    But I’m pretty sure Rabbit of Seville and One Froggy Evening got celluloid exposition in front of my young moviegoer eyes at one point, as the popcorn sat in the bucket, untouched for fear of missing a frame.

  4. Absolutely one of the greats along with Bully For Bugs and Feed The Kitty. This is the one that introduced people to classical music. Controlled, inspired lunacy that sticks with me to this day. I must steal for the Cave of Cool.

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