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Rabbit Punch (1948)

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Heckling the Champ gets Bugs into the world championship fight as the challenger.

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Heckling the Champ gets Bugs into the world championship fight as the challenger.

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[after film "breaks"]
Bugs Bunny: Ladies and gentlemen. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to continue with this picture. And, eh, confidentially, that film didn't exactly break.
[holds up scissors, winks at audience]
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Referenced in Space Jam (1996) See more »

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Home Sweet Home
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Music by H.R. Bishop
Played when Bugs is sitting in a chair reading a book
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A great cartoon that is far superior to the remake, 'Bunny Hugged'
4 November 2008 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

Chuck Jones's 'Rabbit Punch' is a great cartoon in which Bugs is drawn into a boxing match with The Champ (later redubbed The Crusher in the far inferior wrestling-based sequel 'Bunny Hugged') and ends up going 110 rounds with him, each round escalating in its levels of violence until finally Bugs finds himself tied to a train track! A fast paced, beautifully orchestrated cartoon which eventually turns into a series of unusual spot-gags, 'Rabbit Punch' is full of great sequences, the best being Bugs's grease-assisted ice skating routine which is abruptly ended by a glove to the head. There's also a famous ending in which Bugs admits psychical defeat by resorting to tampering with the very cartoon itself. Unlike the lifeless follow-up 'Bunny Hugged', 'Rabbit Punch' is filled with invention and moves along at a fast lick, making it an enormously enjoyable short.


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