Rabbit's Feat

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Title card for the Bugs Bunny cartoon short "Rabbit's Feat."
Rabbit's Feat
Looney Tunes (Bugs Bunny) series
Directed by Chuck Jones
Produced by John Q. Burton (uncredited)
Voices by Mel Blanc
Music by Milt Franklyn
Animation by Ken Harris
Richard Thompson
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) June 4, 1960 (USA)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6:07
Language English

Rabbit's Feat is an animated 1960 Warner Bros. cartoon featuring Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote, directed by Chuck Jones and written by Michael Maltese. As Maltese had left for Hanna-Barbera, his name was removed from the credits (although his name remained on the credits for The Mouse on 57th Street a year later).

Synopsis[edit]

A wackier-than-usual Bugs is pursued by Wile E. Coyote, who fancies himself as a "genius" who can easily capture Bugs for dinner. Bugs (who is first seen by Wile E. and the audience sleeping curled up in a crib) is able to easily foil Coyote's plans, including a gag where Bugs acts goony considering Coyote to be his "daddy", joyfully greeting him after he has come "back from Peru" thinking he had "been run over by an elevator." When Bugs greets him with a kiss, Coyote throws him down and Bugs starts to cry, wailing that his daddy doesn't love him any more. Bugs ducks when Coyote charges him and falls into the cauldron of boiling water. Bugs claims that Wile E. is drunk ("stewed again") and childishly skips away planning to go and tell on Coyote. When Wile E. begins soliloquizing about possible plots to catch Bugs, Bugs joins in, pointing out flaws in Coyote's plans. When Wile E. comes up with a particularly gruesome plan, Bugs lets out a scream, startling Wile E., who hadn't realized that Bugs was there. Bugs finally stops his hungry rival by blowing him up with a hand grenade that Coyote tried to use on him. In the end, a dazed and charred Coyote emerges from the rabbit hole saying: "How do you do? I am a vegetarian. My name is Mud. Is there a doctor in the house?!" before falling back into the hole. Bugs says to the audience: "Well, like the man says, don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out of it alive," the man being Elbert Hubbard.

Edited versions[edit]

  • On CBS, the part where Wile lunges for Bugs and falls into the cauldron of water intended for the rabbit is cut.
  • On the now-defunct WB channel, the part where Wile E.'s gun discharges its bullets and blasts him in the face after Bugs moves the pin at the end of the gun nozzle to the other side of said nozzle was removed.

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Preceded by
Person To Bunny
Bugs Bunny Cartoons
1960
Succeeded by
From Hare to Heir