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Rabbit Rampage (1955)

Bugs argues with the cartoonist who creates him over how he should be drawn.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny (voice)
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Storyline

Bugs argues with the cartoonist who creates him over how he should be drawn.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elmer Fjot tager hævn See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of three cartoons Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd appear in where Elmer get's the upper hand at the end. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: [Notices his ears are missing] Ears!
[the animator draws on a pair of human ears; Bugs feels the lobes with his finger]
Bugs Bunny: Not human ears, my friend - rabbit ears. Long ones.
[Animator erases the human ears and draws on long rabbit ears that trail along the ground]
Bugs Bunny: Don't be so dang literal!
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Connections

Follows Duck Amuck (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep
(uncredited)
Music by J.P. Knight
Played when Bugs is wearing the diving helmet
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Reasonable idea but doesn't work and Bugs isn't himself
7 December 2003 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

The new Bugs Bunny script is in production, but Bugs finds that the animator on the picture is a difficult sort; he threatens to walk off the picture. However, as the saying goes, the pen is mightier than the sword and Bugs find himself at the mercy of the animator's imagination.

Ironically enough for a cartoon where the animator is (literally) the star, the actual animation here is only average. The plot is quite a good idea but it doesn't really work. The various little tricks that the animator pull just get a little dull after a while and, while it is different, it simply isn't very funny.

Worse still is the fact that Bugs isn't really himself – his personality isn't really Bugs as we have come to know him and he could easily be any character at all. In fact, given that much of the action involves redrawing Bugs (or bits of Bugs) as something else, it never really feels like him. The animator may be given a face at the end but really he is a meaningless paintbrush for the most part and fails to be a part of the cartoon.

Overall this is a good idea but nothing is done with it that works. The gags tire after a while, the animation is average at best and there is a shocking lack of character in Bugs and the cartoon as a whole. Not really worth a look.


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