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Friday, March 28, 2008

Worth the Post?

It's not usual to hear the same tune being played in an MGM cartoon and in a Warner effort so I thought it would have been fun to devote a post about it.
Here's a scene you all know, from "Fast and Furry-Ous" (1949)[this same tune is used in a great number of Coyotes/Road Runner shorts though]

and here two clips from "Barney Bear's Polar Pest" (1944)

Caricato da Andrea_Dodgers

So long,
Duck Dodgers


Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI that's the "Dance of the Comedians" from "The Bartered Bride" by Smetana. It also shows up (along with another section of the same piece in a minor key) in "Hare Conditioned". It can be heard when the manager is taking the elevator to the roof and Bugs appears on every floor, sometimes standing on the wall or ceiling.

11:13 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow-and that's a tune rarely heard in MGM cartoons. I only saw "Barney Bear's Polar Pest" once as a child so I had no idea that "Waltz of the Comedians" (the tune heard in both cartoons) was used in it.

11:17 pm

Blogger Martin Juneau said...

I always tough that the tune music in "Fast and Furry-ous" was used only in the Road Runner cartoons series looks like a music theme. Well, thanks for sharing with us Andrea!

1:31 am

Blogger Duck Dodgers said...

thanks for the identification! I wnted to post that particular segment from "Hare Conditioned" but then I thought it would have been better to post the on from the Coyote's effort, because it's more known.
yep, that tune was almost used as a sort of character's theme for the Road Runner.

8:25 am

Blogger Ed said...

Here’s the original piece, performed by the Concordia College Orchestra. You'll have to click a play button. It has a good bit of comedy all by itself.

2:10 am

Blogger Duck Dodgers said...

schweimusic NY,

thanks a lot for sharing!

10:08 am

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was interesting.

7:05 am

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think What happend was that Scott bradley and carl stalling were good friends. I think in this cartoon they exchanged music cues with one another Scott used it first, then carl.

9:49 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could you post the full Barney Bear cartoon?

1:11 pm


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