Rabbit Stew and Rabbits Too!
Directed byBob McKimson
Story byCal Howard
Produced byBill L. Hendricks
Edited byHal Geer
Music byWilliam Lava
Animation byTed Bonnicksen
La Verne Harding
Jim Davis
Ed Solomon
Norm McCabe
Layouts byBob Givens
Jaime Diaz
Backgrounds byBob McIntosh
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byWarner Bros.-Seven Arts
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date
  • June 7, 1969 (1969-06-07)
Running time
7 minutes

Quick Brown Fox and Rapid Rabbit were a pair of Warner Bros. cartoon characters, created by Robert McKimson, who appeared in only one cartoon, Rabbit Stew and Rabbits Too![1] Future cartoons featuring the characters were planned, but were cancelled following the shutdown of Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Animation on October 10, 1969.[2]


Quick Brown Fox wants to make rabbit stew, with the elusive Rapid Rabbit as the main ingredient. To this end, he tries several different traps — simple ones at first, but they gradually become ridiculously elaborate — and all of them fail to ensnare Rapid, and some of them end up hurting Quick - some including a spring-loaded hammer set to whack Rapid when he grabs a carrot tied to the trap (Rapid struggles to grab the carrot, resulting in an impatient Quick unintentionally setting the trap off), and a "Free Trip to the Moon" via a cannon, that is also unintentionally set off by Quick - which results in him getting shot into the air and then hit on the head with a cannonball. Ultimately, Quick sets up the most elaborate trap of them all, a large Rube Goldberg-style contraption that will land Rapid into a heated frying pan, positioned next to a dining table for convenience. However, Rapid uses his horn to startle Quick, who takes a short leap backwards in surprise, lands into the contraption's trigger, and ends up suffering everything his trap has to offer, finally landing flat onto the table, breaking it apart. Rapid finishes the job by bundling Quick in the tablecloth and tying a helium balloon to the cloth’s corners, lifting Quick into the sky.



Rabbit Stew and Rabbits Too! is a 1969 theatrically-released cartoon, one of the last few cartoons of the Looney Tunes series (which, at that time, was owned by Warner Bros.-Seven Arts). It was a "chase" cartoon along the same lines as the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoons; a predator tries and fails to catch his intended prey, despite using a number of ingenious or comically absurd traps. It was intended to be the first of a series of Rapid Rabbit cartoons which had been planned, but no more were produced as the animation department folded soon after its release.


  1. ^ Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Henry Holt and Co. p. 367. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2.
  2. ^ "Warner Bros Animation - The Seven Arts Years". Anime Superhero Forum. 12 May 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2019.