Barber of Seville is a animation film piece that was animated by Ron Smith.

It's about an aardvark named Binky who tries to sing an opera in front of an audience, but doesn't get appreciated for his hard work.

According to Keith Lango, this was done in July 24, 1999, when Big Idea was about to switch from SoftImage to Maya.

The vocals were done by Brian Roberts.

It was released in The Wonderful World of Auto-Tainment! It was also featured in Lessons from the Sock Drawer, and in the TV version of A Snoodle's Tale.


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  • This animation film piece was released on the same day as the Orlando Premiere of Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed at Hard Rock Cafe at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
  • During pre-production, they used a recording of a public domain song ("Barber of Seville"). Because individual recordings of public domain songs are technically still under copyright, they did their own version with Brian Roberts doing the vocals for Binky.
  • This is the first short that use Maya.
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