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Rabbit Punch (1948)

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

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(as Charles M. Jones)

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Bugs Bunny / Ring Announcer (voice)
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Heckling the Champ gets Bugs into the world championship fight as the challenger.

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10 April 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bugs, der Boxer  »

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Ring Announcer: Bugs is down. He's out. He's flat. He's kissing the canvas.
[Bugs is shown literally kissing the canvas]
Ring Announcer: And here comes the count. One! Two! Three! It looks like it's all over. Four! Five! The champ is still champ.
Bugs Bunny: [Grabs the mike] Six! Seven! But wait just a minute, folks. Bugs is coming out of it. He's on his feet. He's moving in like a tornado. The champ is confused. He doesn't know which way to look.
[At this point the champ starts to react to what Bugs is saying as if it's really happening]
Bugs Bunny: ...
[...]
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Connections

Followed by Bunny Hugged (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 (Voices of Spring)
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
[Played when Bugs is "skating" around the ring]
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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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