Rabbit Punch

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Rabbit Punch
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Directed byChuck Jones
Produced byEdward Selzer
Story byTedd Pierce
Michael Maltese
StarringMel Blanc
Billy Bletcher (The Crusher) (uncredited)
Music byCarl Stalling
Animation byPhil Monroe
Ken Harris
Lloyd Vaughan
Ben Washam
Layouts byRobert Gribbroek
Backgrounds byPeter Alvarado
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
April 10, 1948
Running time

Rabbit Punch is a Warner Bros. cartoon featuring Bugs Bunny, released in 1948. The work features a boxing match between "Battling McGook" (identified as "The Crusher" in subsequent cartoons) and Bugs Bunny.


A boxing match begins between the Champ "Battling McGook" and the Challenger "Dyspectic McBlaster". The Champ immediately knocks out the Challenger with a few punches. The Champ, instead of letting the match end, picks the Challenger back up and continues punching him in various ways. Bugs Bunny, displeased with this, heckles the Champ from outside the stadium.

The Champ, after hearing Bugs, throws him into the ring for a boxing match. At first, Bugs, having no experience, is punched back to his corner by the Champ. After this happens three times, Bugs begins using strategy to win. Afterward, the two begin cheating and the match changes from boxing to wrestling. The match ends at round 110 when the Champ ties Bugs to a railroad and tries to run him over with a train. The film breaks just as Bugs is about to be run over. Bugs walks onto a white screen and tells the audience that the film is unable to continue, but it didn't break, revealing a pair of scissors.


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Preceded by
A Feather in His Hare
Bugs Bunny Cartoons
Succeeded by
Buccaneer Bunny