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Happy Easter. The Ten Greatest Bunnies in Cinematic History

Since we already named our favorite Bible movies, it's time to turn the conversation over to the most integral part of Easter celebrations: Bunnies! Rabbits. Hares. Whatever you'd prefer to call the hoppy delights.

You will find neither Winnie the Pooh's "Rabbit" or Alice in Wonderland's "White Rabbit" on this list because, frankly, they're way too annoying. 

Because he sounds just like Hugh Jackman 

<-- 09. WERE-RABBIT (2005)
Because he's the only lagomorph who doesn't answer to "Bugs" to ever win an Oscar

8 more awesome movie bunnies after the jump

08. THUMPER (1942)
Because interspecies friendships are a total cinematic reality 

07 ALEC AZAM (2008)
Just give him the damn carrot already, Presto!

06 WHITEY (1987)
Raise your hand if you have been personally victimized by Glenn Close!

05 ROGER RABBIT (1988)
Miss Piggy wishes her marriage were this hot



04 HARVEY (1950)
Because imaginary friends never go out of style

03 FRANK (2001)
Speaking of imaginary friends. Apocalyptic murderous cassandras just scream Springtime (if you hate summer, like me) 



I'm warning you. He's got huge sharp... He can leap about... LOOK AT THE BONES!

01 BUGS BUNNY (1940-)
Everyone's favorite cross-dressing, opera-disrupting, carrot-munching, doctor-questioning, hunter-confounding animated superstar


Which is your favorite and what are you up to this holiday weekend? 



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Reader Comments (14)

Love the mention of Whitey,
Come to your warning again that, boiled by a psychopath ex lover is not a good way to die for your rabbit

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercraver

The "sitcom" rabbits from Inland Empire.

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJan

Mt favorite bunny... A Night Before Christmas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9QoZ1wLkPI

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBia

Does Renée Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Diary count?

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMrW

I thought the rabbits from "Watership Down" were gonna be here. That movie is so depressing.

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMe34

Of course Renée counts. *yummy*
Roger Rabbit is one lucky bastard, isen't he?
#1 is not surprising, but I'd love to give a shoutout to Lola Bunny who even plays better Basketball than Bugs. And to Tiney Toons Babs Bunny.
You go (bunny) girls!

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSonja

Irontail from the Rankin/Bass stop-motion "Here Comes Peter Cottontail." Voiced by Vincent Price. He wants to become Chief Easter Bunny so he can replace chocolate bunnies with tarantulas and "octopussies." Gotta love that.

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDaryn G

Great post. I think #1 should be a tie between Bugs, Caerbannog, Roger and Harvey because, how do you choose just one?

Kevin O,Connor's exit at the end of Steel Magnolias riding on the back of the hog.

And if we are talking Bunny Girls--the Bunnies from MadMen, Barbara Walters, Gloria Steinem and Debby Harry in bunny drag and Amy Adams doing her bunny impression in Miss Pettigrew.

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHenry

i'm disappointed to learn that none of you have been personally victimized by Glenn Close. She's a life ruiner. She ruins people's lives!

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R


Now we know why she's never won an Oscar. Had she had known instead of ruining lives she needed to provide them with masturbation fodder she could have been one of the greats: Matthew McConaughey, Christoph Waltz, Russell Crowe.

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

I understand fetishes, and there is apparently a fetish for everyone, but Christoph Waltz as masturbation fodder? On a large scale?

Perhaps if he's secretly a Furry........

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHenry

This might come out the wrong way, due to the above posts, but... I love you, Roger Rabbit. Why couldn't they make a sequel about you?!?!?!?!

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterforever1267

forever1267 -- right? that has to be the all time weirdest no-sequel-arriving development in Hollywood history because it was such a big hit and seemed tailor made for more

April 20, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

No one will ever beat Bugs but that rabbit from Presto came staggeringly close. Probably my favourite cartoon of the last two decades.

April 21, 2014 | Unregistered Commentergoran

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