Martha Sigall was 92 when this video was recorded. She worked in animation for 53 years and when she was 88, published Living Life inside the lines: Tales from the golden age of animation. In 2005, she was given a Lifetime Achievement Annie award.
Rhapsody Rabbit is Merrie Melodies animated short, featuring Bugs Bunny and directed by Friz Freleng. The short was originally released to theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures on November 9, 1946.
Greg Burson, who at one point in his career was the voice on Bugs Bunny and other Mel Blanc characters, died July 22 at age 59 due to complications from diabetes and arteriosclerosis.
Mr. Burson was a true legend, voicing the following characters throughout his career:
- Bugs Bunny
- Foghorn Leghorn
- Pepe LePew
- Mr. Magoo
- Yogi Bear
- Huckleberry Hound
- Quick Draw McGraw
+ Many More
Warner Home Video announced today that they will release Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Presents: Academy Award Animation Collection 15 Winners ~ 26 Nominees on DVD Feb. 12, 2008.
In addition to the three-disc set, Warner will also release a DVD featuring the 15 winning cartoons only. Titled Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Presents: Academy Award Animation Collection 15 Winners.
Characters that make an appearance are Superman, Popeye, Bugs Bunny, Droopy, Tom, Jerry, Speedy Gonzalez and many more. In fact, the DVD features cartoon characters from various franchises, including Merrie Melodies, Hanna-Barbera, MGM, Max Fleischer, Warner Bros. and others.