Live Version of What’s Opera, Doc?

File this one under “Did I Just Really Watch That?”: it’s a live stage version of Chuck Jones’s What’s Opera, Doc?

(Thanks, Jacob Ospa)


  • Mark Lensenmayer

    Bravo!!! Who did this? Youtube doesn’t give much information.

  • top cat james

    I’d love to see them take on “One Froggy Evening”.

  • http://highlyrecommended.blogspot.com Satorical

    Elmer’s great. Bugs is worried too much about making his singing voice sound good, instead of doing Mel Blanc, and loses the funny because of it. Nice scrim work and backup choreography.

  • http://invaderpetblog.blogspot.com Brandon Pierce

    Come on, stage version of The Rabbit of Seville!

  • Bill Turner

    Better than the much more cartoony LA Opera production!

  • http://robcatview.blogspot.com robcat2075

    They took out Wagner’s Venusberg music and put in Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”. That’s just wrong.

  • Roberto Severino

    It would have been even more brilliant if the stage actors had attempted to lip-sync to the original audio of that cartoon. I echo Brandon Pierce and Top Cat James’ sentiments, but I’d also like a stage version of “Rhapsody Rabbit” and “Holiday for Shoestrings.”

  • uncle wayne

    Being a “theatre person” (+ one who produces plays), this is tons of homework….and a nice treat, actually!

  • http://www.myspace.com/crumbcrispcoating Jonathan the Bellboy

    This is marvelous! I love the music adaptation and the sheer audacity!

  • Mike Johnson

    I thought this was a top-notch parody of a top-notch parody, and I think Chuck Jones would have loved it.

  • E. L. Kelly II

    re: Bill Turner

    Better than the much more cartoony LA Opera production!

    Super Saiyan Siegfried!
    Fatheads everywhere!!
    LIGHTSABERS!!!
    NO TOUCHING!!!!

    Ummm…hey, Bill! I tried to blot out that recent memory!
    But I digress. This little production LOOKS like a scad of homework – I can see the skill and practice this took.

  • James E. Parten

    Oh, give me a bweak! And while you’re at it, you can check the oil!

    Whose idea was this? It was audacious enough, I’ll grant them that much.

    I can hardly wait until I tell Chuckles about this one–his reaction should be priceless!

  • CartoonCrazy

    I always wanted to do that. It looks like someone beat me to the punch.

  • Katella Gate

    Enjoyed this immensely. Creative use of silhouette to divide stage space up and get across elements in the animation that are not physically possible. Ditto the stage hands.

  • BooDog

    The two guys in black helping out with the dance moves was brilliant. Very well done.

  • red pill junkie

    Up above on some fluffy cloud, Chuck Jones is giggling.

  • Artisticulated

    It was really well done. The stage hands worked out great, but I was so jonesing for a big fat prissy pink pony. Overall a fun production.