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Old 07-13-2010, 10:42 AM
Earl Snake-Hips Tucker Earl Snake-Hips Tucker is offline
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'Long Haired Hare' (1949): Opera singer identified?

This is the short where the opera singer is practicing, but Bugs is singing as well and distracting the singer, causing him to lapse into "What do they do in Mississippi, when skies are drippy. . . "

Anyway, various sources cite a recent dvd release indicating that the singer was voiced by an opera singer named 'Nicolai Shutorov.' I'm a little skeptical of that claim, or that there even was a Nicolai Shutorov, opera singer or not. (Hmmm. . . 'shoot 'er off?').

Anyway. . . anyone with any reliable info on this name?
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:14 PM
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Mark Evanier gives Shutorov as the name in this 2000 article mainly about The Bullwinkle Show, but also commenting a bit on various cartoon voice actors. Evanier's a pretty reliable guy. Evanier mentions Shutorov again in this article about the singer who provided Michigan J. Frog's voice.

Michael Barrier, another reliable guy, gave an audio commentary on the first volume of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection, released in 2003. He says in the commentary: "What you have here is Bugs, of course, is disturbing an opera singer, whose voice we have only recently learned was provided by a singer named Nikolai Shutorov."

All other references to the name I can find online are directly linked to the cartoon in question, so I don't know if it is indeed true or not.
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:04 AM
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I'm a little skeptical of that claim, or that there even was a Nicolai Shutorov, opera singer or not. (Hmmm. . . 'shoot 'er off?').
I can find references to exactly one other Shutorov (a scholar named Eli S. S~), so it's an unusual name but not unique.

Shotorov is somewhat more common, with Shatorov approaching outright ordinariness. So maybe Shutorov is a variant of one of those.
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Old 07-14-2010, 06:59 AM
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Hmm, music hater, oh well.
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:04 AM
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Leopold! Leopold! L..l..l..Leopold!
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:08 AM
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Hmm, music hater, oh well.
...also a rabbit hater!

One and two and three and four, she dances all day long...
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:55 AM
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Wasn't he billed as Giovani Jones on the outside of the "Hollywood Bowl"?
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:06 AM
Earl Snake-Hips Tucker Earl Snake-Hips Tucker is offline
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Wasn't he billed as Giovani Jones on the outside of the "Hollywood Bowl"?
Yeah, I suspect that was a Chuck Jones inside joke. . . although Carlo or Carlito might have made more sense.

And as to my OP. . . still nothing to corroborate Mr. Shoot 'er off. I send an email to Mr. Evanier, but I haven't heard back.

Mr. Barrier seems to just be repeating what has already been reported three years earlier.

It's worth noting, possibly, that a different "Michael Barrier" played bit parts in various programs in the 1960s. He's probably best identified as is appearances as "Lt. DePaul" in Star Trek. He was a better actor than some of the recurring characters, so it's a little odd why he didn't have more appearances than he did. Or maybe that's why.
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:09 AM
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Speaking of Leopold, I thought the thread would be about this guy.

Last edited by Leaffan; 07-15-2010 at 11:10 AM.. Reason: Looks like I was beaten to the punch by Earl, although I can't view YouTube at work.
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