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Rabbit Punch
Merrie Melodies/Bugs Bunny series
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Directed by Chuck Jones
Produced by Edward Selzer
Story by Tedd Pierce
Michael Maltese
Voices by Mel Blanc
Billy Bletcher (The Crusher) (uncredited)
Music by Carl Stalling
Animation by Phil Monroe
Ken Harris
Lloyd Vaughan
Ben Washam
Layouts by Peter Alvarado
Backgrounds by Philip De Guard
Studio Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) April 10, 1948
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7:40
Language English
Preceded by A Feather in His Hare
Followed by Buccaneer Bunny

Rabbit Punch is a 1948 Warner Bros. cartoon featuring Bugs Bunny. 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. 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 right as Bugs is about to be run over. Bugs walks onto a white screen and tells the audience that the film didin'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