On July 13, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and WaterTower Music will release a live Bugs Bunny at the Symphony concert recording, which captures the debut performance of “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony.” The first performance was held in May at the Sydney Opera House, and was created and conducted by Emmy Award winner George Daugherty.
The production and recording follows the orchestra and film concert Bugs Bunny on Broadway, which debuted in 1990 at the Gershwin Theatre and was also created and conducted by Daugherty. Both productions feature Looney Tunes characters, including Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Porky the Pig, and Daffy Duck, as voiced by Mel Blanc and Arthur Q. Bryan, and is composed by Carl Stalling and Milt Franklyn.
The CD will be the first major recording of Stalling and Franklyn’s work to be released in two decades. The CD contains nine full-length cartoon scores, excerpts, and songs from 10 others, plus two full-length symphonic overtures which inspired the cartoons.