What's Opera, Doc? - 1957
Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd
Directed by Chuck Jones - Story by Michael Maltese - Animation by Ken Harris, Richard Thompson, and Abe Levitow - Layouts by Maurice Noble - Effects Animation by Harry Love - Film Editor: Treg Brown - Voice Characterization by Mel Blanc - Musical Direction by Milt Franklyn - Song "Return My Love" Lyrics by Michael Maltese
Matching and mis-matching of Wagner to Warners. Elmer is the hunter as the demigod Siegried, Bugs in drag and blonde wig as the Valkyrie Brunhilde atop an obese horse.
The love song that Bugs and Elmer sing to each other (if it weren't so ludicrous, it would be a lovely song):
Elmer: Return my wuv, A wonging burns deep inside me.
Bugs: Retoin my love, I want you always beside me.
Elmer: Wuv like ours must be
Bugs: Made for you and for me
Duet: Return, won't you return my love. All my love is yours!
Courtesy "Bugs Bunny: Fifty Years and Only One Grey Hare" by Joe Adamson, New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1990
Thanks to Tweety Pie's Clipart Connection for the great Bugs Bunny pictures!
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