|All This and Rabbit Stew|
The title is a play on the 1940 film All This and Heaven Too.
Bugs Bunny is being hunted by a slow-witted Black hunter, very similar in speech pattern and mannerism to Stepin Fetchit. After Bugs outwits the hunter several times, Bugs wins all of his clothing through a dice game. The man then covers himself with only a leaf and remarks "Well, call me Adam." Bugs rushes back and plucks the leaf.
Being part of the "Censored Eleven", this cartoon has never had an official video release. However, since it is in the public domain, it can be found on unauthorized home video releases, as well as on online streaming sites. An upcoming Censored 11 DVD was going to be released, however, this release has been held back indefinitely as of March 2012.
- The cartoon is part of the infamous Censored Eleven by United Artists (and currently Warner Bros.) since 1968 due to its caricature of a blackface African-American hunter.
- This cartoon was also one of the twelve cartoons pulled from Cartoon Network's June Bugs marathon, which happened in 2001, by order of AOL Time Warner. Despite this, it could be found on unauthorized public domain VHS tapes during the 1980s and 1990s.
- The cartoon was the final Avery-directed Bugs Bunny short to be released. Although it was produced before "The Heckling Hare" (after the production of which Avery was suspended from the Schlesinger studio and defected to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer), it was released afterward. Because the cartoon was released after Avery left Schlesinger, Avery's name does not appear in the credits.
- The cartoon's central gag sequence, involving the hunter constantly ending up on the wrong side of a rolling log hanging over a cliff, was repurposed for Bob Clampett's 1946 Looney Tunes short "The Big Snooze". For that film, the animation of the Black hunter was redrawn into the animation of Elmer Fudd.
- Despite this cartoon's ban from American television as well as its inclusion in the infamous Censored Eleven, clips of this cartoon (including the climax where Bugs screams and does a wild double take when the angry Black hunter goes after him) were included in the documentary King Size Comedy: Tex Avery and the Looney Tunes Revolution as part of Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 2 Blu-ray bonus features, albeit with all scenes involving the Black hunter completely cut or cropped out to avoid any possible controversy.
- Along with "Notes to You", the film was completed and shipped on September 2, 1941.
- This is one of three Censored Eleven cartoons to enter the Public Domain. The others are "Hittin' the Trail for Hallelujah Land" and "Jungle Jitters".
- "All This and Rabbit Stew" at SuperCartoons.net
- Beck, Jerry (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company, page 102. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2.