Bugs Bunny at the Symphony
feb 3, 4
Warner Bros. Presents
Bugs Bunny at the Symphony with the Minnesota Orchestra George Daugherty, creator and conductor U.S. Bank Pops Season Friday, February 3, 2012, 8 pm Saturday, February 4, 2012, 8 pm
Orchestra Hall Orchestra Hall
Tonight’s program is provided in an insert. There will be one intermission.
Bugs Bunny is one of the most recognized cartoon characters in the world, and his signature catchphrase “What’s Up, Doc?” has entered the popular culture lexicon. Bugs’ first ‘reel’ appearance in front of his soon-to-be-adoring public was in A Wild Hare, directed by Tex Avery. Since then, generations of fans around the globe have followed his zany antics in hundreds of animated shorts, 21 primetime television specials and four feature films. Always cool and collected, the carrotchomping hare has managed to outsmart Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck and other adversaries in such classics as What’s Opera, Doc?, The Rabbit of Seville and the Academy Award-winning Knighty Knight Bugs.
Tonight’s program, created and conducted by Emmy Award-winner George Daugherty, features beloved Looney Tunes and HannaBarbera cartoons shown on a large screen as the Minnesota Orchestra performs the original cartoon scores of Carl Stalling and Milt Franklyn (as inspired by the great classical composers). For more information, refer to the program insert or visit bugsbunnyatthesymphony.net. LOONEY TUNES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. THE FLINTSTONES, SCOOBY-DOO and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Hanna-Barbera. TOM AND JERRY and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co. (s12)
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