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Rotund Rabbit is a 2021 Looney Tunes Cartoons short directed by Kenny Pittenger.

Plot

After his shotgun bullet has been outran by Bugs Bunny, who brags about him being too fast for Elmer to catch up to him, the latter comes up with a plan to use the rabbit's love of carrots to fatten him up and to slow his speed down.

Trivia

  • This is the first Looney Tunes Cartoons short to have Elmer Fudd possess a firearm, in this case, his signature double-barrel shotgun, as opposed to using a scythe in previous episodes due to the series' firearm ban in Season 1.
  • This is the third time Bugs Bunny gains weight. The first was in Wabbit Twouble, where he temporarily turns obese to mock the fat Elmer, the second was The Looney Tunes Show episode, "Bobcats on Three!", where he gets obese from eating butter cupcakes, and the fourth was Space Jam A New Legacy, where he momentarily changes his weight once again while enticing LeBron James into chasing him.
    • Like in The Looney Tunes Show episode, "Bobcats on Three!", here Bugs gains weight from overeating, in this case, carrots.
      • On the topic of Bugs overeating carrots, in real life eating too much carrots can result in carotenemia, a yellow-orange discoloration of the human skin caused by a build up of carotenoids, though that's not the case with Bugs.
  • By many fans, this episode is recognized as:
    • The episode where Elmer gets his shotgun back.
    • The Big Chungus episode.
    • The episode with the unnecessarily scary ending.

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