Disney’s Top Ten Rabbits
Just in Time for Easter!
Come Christmas time the stores light up with reindeer and snowmen. Halloween has Jack-o-lanterns. What about Easter?
Easter is all about chickens and bunnies!
The use of rabbits at Easter can be traced all the way back to the 13th century Germany, when the goddess of spring and fertility was associated with rabbits. For this reason, bunnies have become the iconic symbol for Easter, particularly for children who patiently await a visit from the Easter bunny.
In celebration of Easter, we are taking a close look at some of Disney’s most famous rabbits.
Countdown with us as we take a look at the top ten rabbits which stole our hearts, made us laugh, made us cry, and made us believe that the Easter bunny, could be real….
At just seven years old, Skippy is the youngest bunny to make our list. Skippy lives at home with his mother and many siblings but as the oldest boy in the family he has a very special role in the household.
Skippy is an energetic, easily excited wee rabbit and idolizes Robin Hood who visits often.
Being the best animal friend of Sofia the first is not an easy job – but Clover is happy to do it! Clover is a fantastic companion who dressed the young princess and helps her to keep her room clean.
While he looks lovely and fluffy, Clover prefers not to cuddle…in fact…he can’t stand it. He likes to eat, complain and talk about his good looks and charm.
8. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
Disney’s very first rabbit takes out the #8 spot on our list.
One of the very first characters created by Walt Disney, Oswald has retained an important role in the Disney world, even having a cameo in the 2014 film Big Hero 6.
Originally created in 1928, budget cuts meant Oswald could not have his own show, and was replaced by the iconic Mickey Mouse shortly after.
7. The March Hare
Like everyone else in Wonderland, The March Hare is mad.
Best friends with the Mad Hatter, The March Hare enjoys a good tea party and a very merry ‘unbirthday’.
Likely the most famous rabbit in Disney history, Thumper is utterly likeable, fully fluffy and wholly adorable.
The deuterogamist of Disney’s Bambi, Thumper is aptly named after his habit of ‘foot thumping’, particularly when he’s feeling “twitterpated.”
A major character from Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit makes our list, not least for his not-so-imaginative name or his control freak behaviour.
Rabbit is an endearing but grumpy, cantankerous character who values order and organisation above all things. He gets easily frustrated and finds it difficult to deal with chaos and disorder.
His priority is his garden, which he works on with great perseverance.
4. Judy Hopps
Ambitious and exceedingly driven, Judy is the first rabbit to join the police department in Zootopia.
Highly optimistic, Judy views the world through rose-colored glasses, often struggling to cope with the harsh reality of the world and how it operates. Her idealistic outlook and ‘can-do’ attitude makes her a determined force to be reckoned with.
3. The White Rabbit
A main character in the 1951 film Alice in Wonderland, the White Rabbit is also responsible for Alice’s trip to wonderland.
Though the rabbit appears to be elderly, he runs around with a fair bit of energy (particularly when he is running late!) and seems to be one of the most sane residents that we encounter in Wonderland.
2. Roger Rabbit
Coming in at #2 is the deuterogamist of the film from which Roger gets his name: Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
This frantic, highly strung rabbit stutters, screams and makes his presence known. Disneyland even built its very own ToonTown in honor of the anxious rabbit who lit up the screen in this comic-book style film.
1. Professor Emelius Browne
While this guy is normally a human, we have to pay homage to him for spending some of his time being a rabbit.
Normally the magic teacher of the Collasponded College of Witchcraft in London, Emelius is turned into a rabbit by Miss Eglantine Price when he refuses to hand over the substitutionary locomotion spell.
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