A Corny Concerto (1943) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

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A Corny Concerto (1943) - Merrie Melodies

A Corny Concerto (1943) - Merrie Melodies

CotD: Bob Clampett was never above taking playful swipes at the cartoons from Disney, and “A Corny Concerto” was one of his best. This parody of Fantasia even includes Elmer Fudd as Deems Taylor…

A Corny Concerto (1943) – Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

At Corny-Gie Hall, Elmer (as Deems Taylor) conducts two cartoons set to music.

In “Tales Of The Vienna Woods,” Bugs foils hunter Porky and his dog. Bugs, Porky and Porky’s dog do a ballet, with Bugs donning drag to appear as a ballerina. The second piece, “The Blue Danube,” is a spoof of “The Ugly Duckling,” with a baby black duck- not unlike a juvenile Daffy- saving the day when the swans are threatened by a goofy buzzard.

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