There’s just something about spring that brings rabbits to mind. Perhaps it’s the fact that the sun is shining, the grass is growing, and all those little rabbits have been flooding stores recently.
Oh, well, and yeah, there’s that whole Easter thing too. Duh.
But some rabbits get more of the limelight than the others, which just doesn’t seem fair. It isn’t like there’s a yearly hare-a-thon that determines which rabbit is really the best! In lieu of that, we decided to just pick and put together a list of our favorite lagomorphs. Move out of the way Peter Cottontail (and your bunny trail) and Mr. Cadbury Egg Bunny. Here’s Geek & Sundry’s five favorite pop-culture rabbits.
Chomp chomp chomp…what’s up doc? Is this one really a surprise? The carrot-chomping star of Looney Tunes is certainly of the top dogs — sorry Bugs — rabbits as far as furry, two-eared bunny-like characters go. Bugs even has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of fame. Not bad for a rascally ol’ rabbit.
And that’s all folks.
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
“Who’s Oswald,” you might ask? Well, none other than Walt Disney’s first cartoon creation, before Walt lost control and rights to the character and went on to create a little mouse who still to this day has world-renowned fame.
In other words, Oswald is kind of Mickey’s older brother. The rights to Oswald were bought back by Disney in 2006, and has since starred in three video games, and returned to Disney parks and merchandise, as well. But, both for his place in animation history, and his fascinating story, Oswald has won our hearts and our fascination.
And well, he’s lucky. Can’t have enough luck.
Ah, the rabbids. How could these cute and cuddle and mischievous bunnies NOT make it on our list? Just look at them! Actually, you probably want to keep looking at them. Maybe don’t turn your back on them, either. Better safe than sorry.
Originally a part of the Rayman video games, the rabbits went on to take a life of their own, spawning their own video-game series. But that’s not all. They’ve actually been much more active than Rayman has been these days, with a TV show, comics, and waves and waves of merchandising.
Not bad rabbids, not bad.
Disney sure knows their rabbits, huh? Just look at Judy Hopps from Zootopia. But, if we want to go back even further, there’s good ol’ Roger Rabbit, star of the 1988 live-action/animated Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
And let’s just be honest here: anybody married to Jessica Rabbit has got to be pretty awesome and have his ducks in a row. Though there is that whole patty cake thing to worry about, I suppose.
This list just wouldn’t be complete without at least one vampire-bunny, right?
Enter Bunnicula. A vampire rabbit that drained the life from carrots, the little bunny is still a book series that often comes up in conversations with my friends. It all started in 1979’s Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery, written from the point of view of the poor, worried family dog as the titular rabbit is first brought home and vegetables — drained of life — mysteriously start showing up around the house.
The hungry bunny spawned a whole series, including such punny titles as Howliday Inn, The Celery Stalks at Midnight, Nighty-Nightmare, Harold and Chester in Creepy-Crawly Birthday, and Return to Howliday Inn.
I mean, vegetables are gross anyways. Good riddance, I say.
But the thing about rabbits is…they multiply. There are many others who didn’t make ths list. So, who are some of your favorite rabbits? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.
Image credits: looneytunes.com, Disney, ubisoft.com, Disney, amazon.com
Feature Image Credit: Ubisoft