Rabbit's Feat

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Rabbit's Feat
Looney Tunes (Bugs Bunny) series
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Title card
Directed by Chuck Jones
Produced by John Q. Burton
Story by Michael Maltese
Voices by Mel Blanc
Music by Milt Franklyn
Animation by Ken Harris
Richard Thompson
Studio Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
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).


The scene opens with Wile E Coyote saying, "Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Wile E. Coyote. Uh, I am a genius by trade." Wile E. then explains that he is hunting for the common western rabbit. Wile E. sets out a picnic blanket and tries to catch Bugs Bunny. Bugs comes out of his hole and takes some coffee and pours it into a cup, dipping his carrot in it. Wile E. succeeds (this time) in catching Bugs but not for long. In the next scene, Wile E., convinced that he has the rabbit, puts the sack where Bugs had been into and puts it into a cauldron. Bugs, hiding behind a rock, pretends to cry in agony. When Wile E. takes a look, Bugs kisses him and says, "Daddy! You're back from Peru! Oh Papa, we thought you'd been run over by an elevator!" Wile E. spits away the kisses and while sad violin music is playing, Bugs laments, "Boo-hoo! Oh boo-the-hoo! I've been rejected by my onliest father!" Wile E. tries to grab Bugs, but only succeeds in going headfirst into the cauldron, causing Bugs to remark, "Oh, Father! You're stewed again!" The next scene shows Wile E. talking to himself about how he's going to kill Bugs. Bugs sneaks over and rejects the first two ideas (which involve either a rock-crusher or a Burmese tiger trap). When Wile E. mentions the dynamite carrot idea, Bugs screams and Wile E. falls on his face (twice). An attempt to shoot Bugs with a rifle fails as Bugs keeps turning the barrel in different directions and then replacing the end-sight so that Wile E. ends up (repeatedly) shooting himself. Wile E's final attempt (involving a hand grenade being thrown down Bugs' hole) likewise ends up with him getting the worst of it, so that he finally tells Bugs, "How do you do? I am a vegetarian; my name is Mud," and then asking the audience, "Is there a doctor in the house?"

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