Sign in or register
for additional privileges

Birth of An Industry: Blackface Minstrelsy and the Rise of American Animation

Nicholas Sammond, Author

You appear to be using an older verion of Internet Explorer. For the best experience please upgrade your IE version or switch to a another web browser.

Conclusion, Page 304

Warner Bros. What's Opera Doc? (1957) mocks the pretensions of the upper classes with its self-reflexive reinvention of Wagner's Ring Cycle, and at key moments both Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny attempt to enlist audience members, breaking the fourth wall. This convention hearkens back to animation's vaudeville days when the boundary between stage and screen was more porous. In the end, Elmer Fudd thinks that he has killed Bugs Bunny; Bugs, quite alive, reminds us that unlike cartoons, operas never end happily.
Comment on this page
 

Discussion of "Conclusion, Page 304"

Add your voice to this discussion.

Checking your signed in status ...

Previous page on path Conclusion, page 19 of 19 Path end, return home

Related:  Introduction, Page 1Race, Page 239Space, Page 184Race, Page 206Space, Page 141Space, Page 193Race, Page 251Race, Page 213Space, Page 177Space, Page 148Performance, Page 77Introduction, Page 29Conclusion, Page 296Race, Page 220Space, Page 138Labor, Page 98Race, Page 253Space, Page 194Space, Page 191Labor, Page 101Space, Page 182Space, Page 189Performance, Page 72Conclusion, Page 292Space, Page 143Space, Page 162Race, Page 204Race, Page 261Labor, Page 119Introduction, Page 6Conclusion, Page 290Space, Page 152Race, Page 248Introduction, Page 2Race, Page 232Race, Page 252Conclusion, Page 302Conclusion, Page 300Labor, Page 112Performance, Page 47Space, Page 188Space, Page 197Race, Page 221Race, Page 258Introduction, Page 21Space, Page 175Labor, Page 128Performance, Page 50Race, Page 254Conclusion, Page 298Conclusion, Page 286Performance, Page 82Introduction, Page 4Introduction, Page 14Space, Page 187Labor, Page 123Race, Page 231Race, Page 235Space, Page 146Introduction, Page 23Labor, Page 129Space, Page 181Race, Page 224Labor, Page 132Performance, Page 46Space, Page 183Space, Page 150Labor, Page 133Space, Page 163Space, Page 155Race, Page 229Space, Page 165Performance, Page 45Race, Page 247Conclusion, Page 291Performance, Page 42Performance, Page 54Space, Page 172Space, Page 190Performance, Page 34Performance, Page 84Race, Page 225Labor, Page 113Labor, Page 110Labor, Page 109Introduction, Page 30Race, Page 230Space, Page 178Conclusion, Page 273Labor, Page 122Labor, Page 88Conclusion, Page 303Performance, Page 74Conclusion, Page 289Conclusion, Page 275Performance, Page 52Performance, Page 35Conclusion, Page 278Performance, Page 60Space, Page 170Performance, Page 43Performance, Page 41Conclusion, Page 284Performance, Page 70