YMMV / Duck Amuck

  • Broken Base: While most consider Rabbit Rampage a rehash of Duck Amuck, whether it's considered an equally good cartoon standalone, or an inferior copy is of debate to many. The differing target in each cartoon also applies into this; some thought Daffy Duck was more compatible as a victim than Bugs Bunny who is usually in control, while some thought Rabbit Rampage was more unique just for that distinction (especially since it worked as a perfect Karma Houdini Warranty of sorts for Bugs' role in Duck Amuck).
  • Faux Symbolism: Daffy is effectively having a Book of Job moment with "God."
  • Genius Bonus: Daffy's lines while punch-drunk and hammering the anvil make up the first stanza of Longfellow's "The Village Blacksmith".
    Daffy: Under the spreading chestnut tree, the village smithy stands.
    (the anvil is replaced with a large artillery shell)
    Daffy: The smith, a mighty man is he with large and sinewy—
    (the shell blows up)
    Daffy: —hAaAnDs...
  • It Was His Sled: Is there anyone left who doesn't know that the animator turns out to be Bugs? Unfortunately, audiences in 1953 probably knew it was Bugs right from the start, as the lobby card (cartoon shorts' equivalent to movie posters) flat out gives away the ending!
  • No Problem with Licensed Games: The DS Game based on the short is a fun minigame collection that lets the players take Bugs' role in the cartoon.
  • Older Than They Think: Disney previously did the "character interacting with artist's pencil" in both Saludos Amigos and the "All the Cats Join In" segment of Make Mine Music. Of course, they didn't exploit the potential gags quite as much as as this short did.
  • One-Scene Wonder:
    • Technically he's in the whole cartoon, but Bugs Bunny is only seen in the last five seconds of Duck Amuck.
    • Likewise, Elmer Fudd at the end of Rabbit Rampage, especially due to being his first victory against Arch-Enemy Bugs.
    Elmer: Weww anyway, I finawwy got even with that scwewwy wabbit!
  • Tough Act to Follow: Given how ingenious and genre busting Duck Amuck was considered upon its release, Rabbit Rampage is considered a lesser rehash, retreading the gags of the original aside from the rare distinction of Comically Invincible Hero Bugs Bunny playing Butt-Monkey to Elmer Fudd for once. Overall, the thing is, the cartoons are both pretty much the same, and you can hardly enjoy both one after the other; some people saw Rabbit Rampage first and were disappointed in Duck Amuck as a result.
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