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Rabbit Punch (1948)

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

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writers:

Tedd Pierce (story), Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Ring Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

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

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Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bugs, der Boxer See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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

Referenced in Space Jam (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Home Sweet Home
(uncredited)
Music by H.R. Bishop
Played when Bugs is sitting in a chair reading a book
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"Punchy"-y bunny....
25 May 2002 | by Mister-6See all my reviews

TIDBIT - Rabbits never fight fair.

And nowhere is that more evident than in this classic "Rabbit Punch" where boxing fan Bugs jeers and heckles a boxing champion until he finds himself in the ring with the aforementioned champ to duke it out.

And anyone who knows what Bugs Bunny is capable of pretty much expects the champ to get the worst of the deal.

Director Chuck Jones makes a veritable ballet out of the antics in the ring and manages to make Bugs (naturally voiced by Blanc) and the champ (Bletcher) graceful, clumsy, victorious and beaten up badly in equal turns.

And granted, this is the only boxing match you'll ever see axle grease, bricks, cannons and trains used in.

Ten stars and a golden glove for "Rabbit Punch" and for our champ Bugs.


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