|Rabbit Stew and Rabbits Too!|
|Directed by||Bob McKimson|
|Story by||Cal Howard|
|Produced by||Bill L. Hendricks|
|Edited by||Hal Geer|
|Music by||William Lava|
|Animation by||Ted Bonnicksen|
La Verne Harding
|Layouts by||Bob Givens|
|Backgrounds by||Bob McIntosh|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.-Seven Arts|
The Vitaphone Corporation
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! Future cartoons featuring the characters were planned, but were cancelled following the shutdown of Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Animation on October 10, 1969.
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.
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.