What's Opera, Doc?
What's Opera, Doc? is a 1957 American Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Chuck Jones and written by Michael Maltese. The short was released on July 6, 1957, and stars Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd.
Dressed as the demigod Siegfried, Elmer Fudd is pursuing Bugs Bunny when he finds rabbit tracks and arrives at Bugs' hole. Elmer jams his spear into the hole while singing "Kill the wabbit!" repeatedly to the tune of Ride of the Valkyries. Bugs sticks his head out of another rabbit hole and converses with Elmer about his spear and magic helmet. This prompts a display of Elmer-as-Siegfried's "mighty powers". Bugs flees in fear, and the chase begins.
|keywords||ballet brunhild brünnhilde demigod in drag rabbit hole ride of the valkyries siegfried sigurd sing speak transvestism true identity valkyrie|
|musicBy||Milt Franklyn Richard Wagner|
|productionCompany||Warner Bros. Cartoons|
|theme||animated animated short cartoon parody short|