Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicComics & Animation · 1 decade ago

I found a cartoon of Bugs Bunny that there is plagiarism is of a cartoon of Tom and Jerry, or is the opposite?

Rhapsody Rabbit - Bugs Bunny -

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Tom & Jerry: The Cat Concerto -

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The two shorts are almost identicals, don't can be coincidence! Which cartoon will copy the other? The two uses as base the second track of a set of nineteen tracks, of Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, from the composer Franz Liszt, in a recital of piano. They are two 1946's animated shorts, and William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and Friz Freleng are accused of plagiarism...

In Portuguese: / Em português: Os dois curtas são quase idênticos, não pode ser coincidência! Qual desenho será que copiou o outro? Os dois usam como base a segunda faixa de um conjunto de dezenove faixas, do Hungarian Rhapsody N° 2, do compositor Franz Liszt, num recital de piano. São dois curtas-metragens de 1946, e William Hanna e Joseph Barbera e Friz Freleng se acusaram de plágio...

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Both sides argued over who stole who's idea...I tend to agree with Joseph Barbera who said they came up with the idea first...a cat being pestered by a mouse makes a lot more sense than a rabbit being pestered by a mouse.

    Fortunately for Hanna-Barbera, when the academy viewed the films for Oscar selections, they viewed Cat Concerto first and then a few more shorts and then Rhapsody Rabbit...Bill and Joe walked away with the prize.

    Source(s): I own both cartoons on DVD, Freleng's was timed beautifully...but the animation on Bill and Joe's was absolutely gorgeous.
  • 4 years ago

    I watch them sometime yet I miss the Acme Hour with the Roadrunner & Coyote. I miss the older version of Scooby Doo & Tome & Jerry. I miss whats up Arnold, Dexter's Laboratory & the potential Puff ladies. Sigh... those have been the good days

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Can't a company create a show with a piano without being questioned?

  • 1 decade ago

    And both were rip-offs of Disney's Fantasia.

    Look, practically all the participants are dead, so let it slide

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