What's Opera, Doc?

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

First ever animated film inducted into the National Film Registry starring Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. This comic version of Wagner's "Ring" cycle has Elmer as demigod Siegfried hunting Bugs in a blond wig as the Walkyrie Brunehilde.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: What's Opera, Doc?

    Directed by: Chuck JONES

    Country: USA

    Year of production: 1957

    Running time: 06 min 50 s

  • Technique

    Category: Short film

    Techniques used: Drawing on cels

    Process: Colour

    Target public: All audiences

  • Credits

    Directed by: Chuck JONES


    Script: Michael Maltese

    Layout: Maurice Noble

    Sets: Philip De Guard

    Animation: Ken Harris, Abe Levitow, Richard Thompson

    Music: Milt Franklyn

    Editing: Treg Brown

    Voice: Mel Blanc