Having exhausted their imagination on that one pun (“We rob carrot patches”), Warners proceeded to fill the screen for six more minutes.
In the late ‘40s, Bob McKimson prided himself on “calming” the expressive animation of Rod Scribner. In 1968, McKimson’s animators were so calm the action in this short is barely a step above Hanna-Barbera’s Saturday morning cartoons—made all the more noticeable by being slathered in Hanna-Barbera sound effects (even though the designs remind you a DePatie-Freleng TV show).
Tex Avery used to have fun with literal gags like the “road block.” Writer Cal Howard’s just phoning it in, topping with a gag that might appeal to someone under age seven.
And Claude doesn’t even have a lower body in one scene.
I’ll spare you an assessment of Bill Lava’s score.
The cartoon may have had a bit of an effect a couple of years later. From Variety, April 14, 1970:
Bette Davis AIP'a Gunslinging 'Bunny'The title of Davis’ film was changed to Bunny O’Hare, probably to avoiding conflicting with the title of the cartoon. Miss Davis appeared in some stinkers over her career, but nothing as bad as this cartoon.
Bette Davis has been signed by AIP to star in "Bunny and Claude."
Gerd Oswald will produce and direct the film, to roll July 1 in New Mexico and Arizona. Screenplay is by Stanley Z. Cherry. Miss Davis will portray a gun-slinging grandma.