Bugs Bunny's Overtures to Disaster

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Bugs Bunny's Overtures to Disaster
Bugs Bunnys Overtures to Disaster.jpg
VHS Cover
Directed byGreg Ford
Terry Lennon
Story byGreg Ford
Terry Lennon
StarringMel Blanc
Arthur Q. Bryan
Jeff Bergman
June Foray
Stan Freberg
Music byCarl W. Stalling
Milt Franklyn
Layouts byAlan Bodner
Backgrounds byAlan Bodner
Pat Keppler
Mark Kaplan
Cotty Kilbanks
Graig Robertson
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
April 17, 1991
LanguageEnglish (U.S.)

Bugs Bunny's Overtures to Disaster is a 1991 Looney Tunes television special directed by Greg Ford and Terry Lennon.[1] In new animation, Jeff Bergman voiced Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Elmer and Sylvester.

Shorts used[edit]


While reading the newspaper, The Three Bears decide to go to the opera. Also seen in the paper is the headline Experimental Fly escapes, cannot be killed.

After a clip from Baton Bunny of the audience walking in, Bugs Bunny emerges from his dressing room and begins to conduct. In the audience, the fly lands on Papa Bear's head; Baby Bear tries to squash it with his toy wagon, but only succeeds in knocking Papa unconscious. The fly flies up to Bugs, whose conducting is ruined.

Porky Pig starts playing the William Tell Overture before Daffy Duck. Daffy is angered, and a fight ensues. The Lone Ranger and his horse Silver come in when the music is over. In the audience, Granny tries to kill the fly with bug spray, but the fly wears a gas mask.

Elmer Fudd is up, and Sylvester starts singing. In effect, Elmer decides to throw Sylvester out. Elmer starts to conduct Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 when Sylvester runs up and down the stairs singing Hungarian Rhapsody. Elmer beats up Sylvester and walks back in, but sees that the audience loved Sylvester's act. Elmer quits, declaring that he has been "humiwiated fow the wast time and is leaving show business for good." In the audience, Mr. Meek tries to kill the fly with a flyswatter, but the fly swats him back on the nose.

Bugs introduces The Barber of Seville when Porky informs him that Elmer quit. Bugs goes to get him back and tricks him back onto set, performing Rabbit of Seville. Bugs then tells him how they loved it and changes him into his Wagnerian warrior costume. Bugs tells him he'll like the next one because he gets to kill Bugs. They perform What's Opera Doc?. In the audience, Petunia Pig shoos the fly off her binoculars; Yosemite Sam tries to kill the fly with his gun, but fails.

Bugs then takes another shot at conducting, unaware that the fly has driven the audience away. and like the end of "Baton Bunny", the fly claps as Bugs shrugs and finally bows.

Voice Characterizations[edit]



  1. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. p. 232. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.

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