“Super Rabbit” premiered in theaters nationwide on April 3, 1943. Directed by Chuck Jones with Tedd Pierce, story, and animation by Ken Harris, it was a spoof of the popular “Superman” character and cartoons produced by the rival studio, Paramount. (It had the word ‘firecracker’ in it, so consider this our 4th of July post. ed.)
Flying into theaters nationwide on April 3, 1943
Chuck Jones’ “Super Rabbit” was a spoof of the popular “Superman” cartoons
being produced at Paramount Studios at the time. Who can forget “Brick-a, Brack-a,
Firecracker, Sis-Boom-Bah, Bugs Bunny, Bugs Bunny, Rah! Rah! Rah!”? Original Bugs Bunny model drawing by Chuck
Jones for “Super Rabbit,” graphite on 12 field animation paper.
Original layout drawing on two-hole punch 12 field animation paper by Chuck Jones for his 1943 short animated film, "Super Rabbit." This is one of the original works of animation art that will be on display at the Tempe Center for the Arts' exhibit "Chuck Amuck, A Legacy of Laughter" opening Friday, February 26, 2010. Read more about the exhibit here.