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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in The Turn-Tale Wolf (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Frühlingslied (Spring Song)
(uncredited)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played when the Champ is playing cards
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Definitely worth watching

Rabbit Punch reminded me very much of Bunny Hugged, except I think Rabbit Punch is better, the pacing is more secure here for one thing. The story may be nothing special, but what does compensate are some wonderful, colourful animation and a beautifully orchestrated music score. What also added to the sense of fun was some nice witty dialogue and clever visual gags. Not to mention a great performance from Bugs, voiced as ever with real exuberance by the one and only Mel Blanc, who immortalised these great cartoons and characters that shaped my childhood, and for that I am very grateful. Overall, a very good Bugs Bunny cartoon, that is definitely worth watching. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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