To help you celebrate Easter a little better this year we made a list of 10 famous rabbits for you to enjoy. Happy Easter!
Harvey is an Irish spirit disguised as a giant rabbit, also known as a pooka. He is Elwood P. Dowd’s best friend. Dowd is a very lovable character that is thought of as a nutcase for having an imaginary friend. Even though we don’t get to see Harvey, by the end of the film, his existence is confirmed to us.
Rabbit is the most appropriate name for the insane friend of Winnie the Pooh, because that’s exactly what he is. Rabbit is always worrying and trying to keep Piglet and Pooh away from any dangers. Rabbit always shows up to point what could go terribly wrong whenever Piglet, Tigger or Pooh are trying to go on an adventure of some sorts.
3. Roger Rabbit
Roger Rabbit is a popular character in the novel by Gary K. Wolf entitled “Who Censored Roger Rabbit?” The novel was adapted into a movie in 1988 called “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” where Roger is the star actor of a cartoon studio called Maroon, which is owned by R.K. Maroon. Judge Doom sets up Roger Rabbit with the murder of Marvin Acme. Roger believes that his wife, the sexy Jessica Rabbit, had an affair with Acme and this is why people blame him for the murder. However, in the end, a private investigator clears the rabbit of all charges.
4. The White Rabbit
This is another neurotic rabbit. He appeared in the book “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll and he is the first character in Wonderland that Alice meets. He mutters “Oh, dear! Oh, dear! I shall be too late!” making Alice curious. She then follows him into his rabbit hole which leads her to Wonderland, one of the greatest places in children’s books ever created.
5. The Trix Rabbit
The Trix Rabbit first made his debut in 1954 and ever since then he went on a pursuit to eat the sugary cereal. He did manage to get a taste or two out of it but not much more than that. Most of the times he is caught right before getting the chance to eat some of the cereals and he is taunted with the classical phrase “Silly Rabbit! Trix are for kids!” You can’t help but wonder why he doesn’t just use the money he spends on those elaborate disguises to buy himself some cereals. Maybe he just isn’t that smart, who knows?
6. Peter Rabbit
This is probably the only vegetable addict in the world. He loves vegetables so much that he risks his life every time by sneaking into the garden owned by Farmer McGregor. In his final attempt to steal vegetables, Farmer McGregor takes his clothes and uses them on his new scarecrow, leaving poor Peter in the nude. Peter ends up with a slight cold and even though he does make some appearances in some of the other books by Beatrix Potter, after this he never appears as a title character again.
7. Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog
The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog is the guardian of the Legendary Black Beast of Aaargh in Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail. When Tim the Enchanter leads the Knights of the Round Table to the rabbit’s lair, he tricks them with his very unintimidating appearance. The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog kills both Gawain and Ector before he is killed with the help of the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.
8. The Energizer Bunny
The Energizer Bunny first made his debut in the ‘80s in a commercial from Energizer where he was part of a larger group of toys. He was a huge success and after that he made his appearance alone in the company’s commercials.
9. Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny is definitely the biggest star of the Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes cartoons. He first made his appearance in the 1940 cartoon called “A Wild Hare” and ever since then he went on to torment Yosemite Sam, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd. He starred in more than 150 shorts from Warner Brothers and he is an icon that is probably on par with Mickey Mouse. During World War II, Bugs Bunny was used by the studio to pick up the morale of the U.S. troops serving in the war. Those cartoon shorts were very patriotic and they did a great job in rousing the spirits of the civilians and the American soldiers alike. He got 3 Oscar nominations and won once in his career. He is the only rabbit on our list that has a star on the famous walk of fame in Hollywood.
10. The Easter Bunny
The story about the rabbit that goes around giving children eggs and candy on Easter originated in Germany. Because rabbits breed the way they do, they have been a symbol for fertility in Germany (and a lot more other places) for a long time. And because eggs are a symbol of renewal and birth, it’s a no-brainer (well, not really a no-brainer, but pretty obvious) why they were associated with the rabbit. This tale was spread by German settlers in Europe and it eventually made its way to America. Americans were the ones that made the Easter Bunny the big thing that it is today. The Easter Bunny brings everything from gigantic Easter Baskets filled with iPods and remote control toys to enormous chocolate rabbits.
So there you have it. This was our list of 10 famous rabbits. We really hope you enjoyed it.