Rabbit's Feat
Directed By: Chuck Jones
Produced By: John W. Burton
Released: June 4, 1960
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Michael Maltese (uncredited)
Animation: Ken Harris
Richard Thompson
Layouts: Philip DeGuard
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Music: Milt Franklyn
Starring: Wile E. Coyote
Bugs Bunny
Preceded By: Hyde and Go Tweet
Succeeded By: Crockett-Doodle-Do
Bugs Bunny-Rabbit's Feat (1960)

Bugs Bunny-Rabbit's Feat (1960)

Rabbit's Feat is a 1960 Looney Tunes short directed by Chuck Jones.


The title is a play on "rabbit's feet."


Bugs is pursued by Wile E. Coyote, who fancies himself as a "genius" who can easily capture Bugs for dinner. Bugs is able to easily foil Coyote's plans, finally blowing him up with a hand grenade that the Coyote had tried to use on him. In the end, a dazed Coyote emerges from the rabbit hole saying "How do you do? I am a vegetarian. My name is Mud. Is there a doctor in the house?" Bugs says to the audience "Well, like the man says, don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out of it alive."



  • On CBS, the part where Wile lunges for Bugs and falls into the cauldron of water intended for the rabbit is cut.[1]
  • On the now-defunct The WB, the part where Wile's gun discharges its bullets and blasts him in the face after Bugs moves the gunsight to the other side of the barrel was removed.[1]


  • As Michael Maltese had left for Hanna-Barbera, his name was removed from the credits (although his name remained on the credits for "Trip for Tat" and "Ready, Woolen and Able" that year and "The Mouse on 57th Street" a year later).
  • "Rabbit's Feat" reuses the plot from "Operation: Rabbit" (1952) and "To Hare Is Human" (1956).
  • The title card music is an original music score by Milt Franklyn.
  • This cartoon, unusual for its time period (1960), depicts a wackier and zanier characterization of Bugs from the 1940s cartoons, such as Bugs suspending himself in mid-air before using his ears to corkscrew himself into his rabbit hole, planting huge smooches on Wile E. Coyote like he did in the early-1940s Elmer Fudd matchups (see 'Running Gags' for more details), making surreal statements ("Daddy you're back from Peru!"), periodically screaming at the top of his lungs causing Wile E. to shoot up into the air, and even uses a trademark Bob Clampett-styled Bugs line "Agony! Aaa-go-neee!"
  • Unlike other cartoons, Bugs sleeps in a baby crib instead of a regular bed.

Running Gags

  • Bugs kisses Wile whenever the coyote is about to do something he will regret (i.e. attempting to outsmart Bugs while trying to shoot Bugs with a rifle).


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Preceded by
Person to Bunny
Bugs Bunny Cartoons
Succeeded by
From Hare to Heir
Bugs Bunny Cartoons
1938 Porky's Hare Hunt
1939 Prest-O Change-OHare-um Scare-um
1940 Elmer's Candid CameraA Wild Hare
1941 Elmer's Pet RabbitTortoise Beats HareHiawatha's Rabbit HuntThe Heckling HareAll This and Rabbit StewWabbit Twouble
1942 The Wabbit Who Came to SupperThe Wacky WabbitHold the Lion, PleaseBugs Bunny Gets the BoidFresh HareThe Hare-Brained HypnotistCase of the Missing Hare
1943 Tortoise Wins by a HareSuper-RabbitJack-Wabbit and the BeanstalkWackiki WabbitFalling Hare
1944 Little Red Riding RabbitWhat's Cookin' Doc?Bugs Bunny and the Three BearsBugs Bunny Nips the NipsHare Ribbin'Hare ForceBuckaroo BugsThe Old Grey HareStage Door Cartoon
1945 Herr Meets HareThe Unruly HareHare TriggerHare ConditionedHare Tonic
1946 Baseball BugsHare RemoverHair-Raising HareAcrobatty BunnyRacketeer RabbitThe Big SnoozeRhapsody Rabbit
1947 Rabbit TransitA Hare Grows in ManhattanEaster YeggsSlick Hare
1948 Gorilla My DreamsA Feather in His HareRabbit PunchBuccaneer BunnyBugs Bunny Rides AgainHaredevil HareHot Cross BunnyHare SplitterA-Lad-In His LampMy Bunny Lies over the Sea
1949 Hare DoMississippi HareRebel RabbitHigh Diving HareBowery BugsLong-Haired HareKnights Must FallThe Grey Hounded HareThe Windblown HareFrigid HareWhich Is WitchRabbit Hood
1950 Hurdy-Gurdy HareMutiny on the BunnyHomeless HareBig House BunnyWhat's Up Doc?8 Ball BunnyHillbilly HareBunker Hill BunnyBushy HareRabbit of Seville
1951 Hare We GoRabbit Every MondayBunny HuggedThe Fair Haired HareRabbit FireFrench RarebitHis Hare Raising TaleBallot Box BunnyBig Top Bunny
1952 Operation: RabbitFoxy by Proxy14 Carrot RabbitWater, Water Every HareThe Hasty HareOily HareRabbit SeasoningRabbit's KinHare Lift
1953 Forward March HareUp-Swept HareSouthern Fried RabbitHare TrimmedBully For BugsLumber Jack-RabbitDuck! Rabbit, Duck!Robot Rabbit
1954 Captain HareblowerBugs and ThugsNo Parking HareDevil May HareBewitched BunnyYankee Doodle BugsBaby Buggy Bunny
1955 Beanstalk BunnySahara HareHare BrushRabbit RampageThis Is a Life?Hyde and HareKnight-Mare HareRoman Legion-Hare
1956 Bugs' BonnetsBroom-Stick BunnyRabbitson CrusoeNapoleon Bunny-PartBarbary-Coast BunnyHalf-Fare HareA Star Is BoredWideo WabbitTo Hare Is Human
1957 Ali Baba BunnyBedevilled RabbitPiker's PeakWhat's Opera, Doc?Bugsy and MugsyShow Biz BugsRabbit Romeo
1958 Hare-less WolfHare-Way to the StarsNow, Hare ThisKnighty Knight BugsPre-Hysterical Hare
1959 Baton BunnyHare-abian NightsApes of WrathBackwoods BunnyWild and Woolly HareBonanza BunnyA Witch's Tangled HarePeople Are Bunny
1960 Horse HarePerson to BunnyRabbit's FeatFrom Hare to HeirLighter Than Hare
1961 The Abominable Snow RabbitCompressed HarePrince Violent
1962 Wet HareBill of HareShishkabugs
1963 Devil's Feud CakeThe Million HareHare-Breadth HurryThe UnmentionablesMad as a Mars HareTransylvania 6-5000
1964 Dumb PatrolDr. Devil and Mr. HareThe Iceman DuckethFalse Hare
1979 Bugs Bunny's Christmas CarolFright Before Christmas
1980 Portrait of the Artist as a Young BunnySpaced Out Bunny
1990 Box Office Bunny
1991 Blooper Bunny
1992 Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers
1995 Carrotblanca
1996 From Hare to Eternity
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