Best Bunnies On Film

During the silent film era John Bunny was the first bunny to appear on film in the 1910’s. It is said that the large comic had his face insured for $100,000. Since then bunnies of all shapes and sizes have been gracing the big screen making us laugh, cry, and scream.

Many of us will have chocolate bunnies in our home this weekend. How about you munch on some ears while you catch up on the best bunnies on film.

  • Best Bunnies on Film 1 of 15
  • John Bunny 2 of 15

    John Bunny is the first bunny to be on film. He enjoyed a celebrated career in the silent film era. You can watch a collection of some of his work on line. 

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  • Hop 3 of 15

    I watched Hop with my family for the first time last Easter and we all enjoyed it. It doesn't quite stand up in repeat viewings (ooof! the script!) but the voice cast is clever and it still manages to be adorable. 

    Image Credit: Universal Pictures

  • Alice in Wonderland 4 of 15

    My favorite version of Alice in Wonderland is the 1951 version. The White Rabbit was voiced by Bill Thompson (he voiced MANY characters in classic Disney films including Jock from Lady and the Tramp). 

    Image Credit: Disney Animation

  • Bambi 5 of 15

    My Mother is outraged that I would include Thumper from Bambi on this list. She is holding a grudge about Bambi's Mom and I don't blame her. The character of Thumper was actually added to the film to make it more accessible to kids. 

    Image Credit: Disney Animation

  • Rise of the Guardians 6 of 15

    Rise of the Guardians is based on William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood book series. Hugh Jackman plays a boomerang wielding Easter bunny with a chip on his shoulder. My family and I recently watched this film and enjoyed it. The idea for the Guardians came from Joyce's daughter, who asked him "if he thought Santa Claus had ever met the Easter Bunny."

    Image Credit: Dreamworks

  • Space Jam 7 of 15

    Michael Jordan! Bugs Bunny! TOGETHER AT LAST! Space Jam was a successful attempt at revitalizing the Looney Tunes franchise. People love this movie. Seriously love it. 

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  • Alice in Wonderland 8 of 15

    In the fine tradition of rabbits in live action and animated films the 2010 release of Alice in Wonderland is classic Tim Burton. Burton claims that he never felt an emotional connection with other adaptations of the story so this film is his attempt to help audiences connect deeper. 

    Image Credit: Disney Film

  • Winne the Pooj 9 of 15

    Rabbit in Winne the Pooh is one of my all time favorite characters. I get him. I really do. He means well, he likes rules, and he has just a touch of an insecurity problem. 

    Image Credit: Disney Animation

  • A Christmas Story 10 of 15

    One of the best bunny moments on film is when Ralphie receives bunny jammies from his Aunt Clara in A Christmas Story. These jammies have become so iconic that you can actually easily purchase them to wear. 

    Image Credit: A Christmas Story House

  • Harvey 11 of 15

    When I was in the 6th grade I memorized scenes from Harvey to audition for a performing arts school. Somehow an eleven year old performing as Jimmy Stewart was just wild enough to get me in. Jimmy plays Elwood P. Dowd in this classic film about social outcasts (and pookas).

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  • Steel Magnolias 12 of 15

    The final scene of Steel Magnolias is one of my all time favorite Hollywood endings. You've got all of the major characters gathered for an event and then something huge happens (in this case someone's water breaks) and all chaos breaks loose and the next thing you know the Easter bunny is on the back of a motorcycle.

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  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 13 of 15

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit was a groundbreaking film in 1988. The movie turns 25 years old this month and has been credited with revitalizing animation in film. 

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  • Five-Year Engagement 14 of 15

    One of my closest friends likes to quote a scene from Five-Year Engagement. "It's a bunny day." I am not the hugest fan of this movie (despite one of my Hollywood crushes staring in it) but the bunny references alone are worth watching this film.

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  • Donnie Darko 15 of 15

    When I saw Donnie Darko for the first time my jaw dropped. The film is amazing (and has a brilliant soundtrack) but it is DARK. If you haven't seen the film you should but this is not kid friendly at all. 

    Image Credit: IMDB

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