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Bunnicula
Genre Adventure
Comedy
Dark fantasy
Format 2D digital animated series
Created by
Directed by
Creative director
Starring
Voices of Sean Astin
Chris Kattan
Brian Kimmet
Kari Wahlgren
Eric Bauza
Richard Steven Horvitz
Sumalee Montano
Composer(s)
Opening theme
Number of seasons 3
Number of episodes 52 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Sam Register
Jay Bastian
For Cartoon Network:
Meghan Bradley and Nicole Rivera
Producer(s) Jessica Borutski
Maxwell Atoms (Season 1)
Shaunt Nigoghossian (Season 2)
James Howe (Season 3)(consulting producer)
Tony Salama (line producer)
Running time 11 minutes
Production company(s) Warner Bros. Animation
Distributor Warner Bros. Television
Broadcast
Original channel Cartoon Network
Boomerang
Boomerang SVOD
Picture format
Audio format
Original run February 6, 2016 – present
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Bunnicula is an American animated television series from Warner Bros. Animation developed by Jessica Borutski, produced by Borutski and Maxwell Atoms,[1] and distributed by Warner Bros. Television. It premiered on Cartoon Network on February 6, 2016 and then premiered on Boomerang on the same day.[2][3] The show is loosely based on the children's book series by James and Deborah Howe.[4] It is a dark comedy about a vampire rabbit named Bunnicula who drinks carrot juice instead of blood to strengthen his super abilities in new paranormal adventures.[5]

New episodes aired same-day on Cartoon Network and Boomerang. On March 23, 2017, Bunnicula returned after a year-long hiatus when five new episodes aired unannounced on Boomerang in a graveyard slot. It returned again on November 6, 2017. Eventually, the series was picked up for a second and third season.[6][7] [8] Bunnicula Season 2 is back on Boomerang Channel on March 8, 2018.[9]

On January 18, 2018, it was announced that Bunnicula has had its last recording session, meaning that the show will conclude after its third season.

Characters

Main

  • Chester (voiced by Sean Astin):[10] Mina's pet Siamese cat. He is often exasperated with Bunnicula and terrified of the monsters and supernatural phenomena that happens around him and his friends. Deep down, Chester is jealous of Bunnicula. In the books, Chester is an eccentric Orange tabby whose wild suspicions of occult phenomena constantly exasperate Harold.
  • Bunnicula (voiced by Chris Kattan):[10] The titular character of the show, Bunnicula is a vampire rabbit, and was once the pet of Count Dracula. He is very different from the original version of the character who appears in the books. As it was said by Chester, Bunnicula was found in a locked chamber in the cellar of the apartment complex that Mina, Harold, and Chester now live in. Also, he is shown to have a few vampire traits such as hiding from sunlight, sleeping in a casket, flying with bat wings, and draining juice from vegetables with his fangs. It has been seen that he cannot talk except for a few words (although Harold seems to understand him just fine). He cares for Mina a great deal but tends to cause mischief that yields supernatural consequences. Bunnicula sucks juices from vegetables (just like in the book) but different kinds of vegetables cause some kind of reaction in Bunnicula (carrots enhance his vision, sugar beets make him hyperactive and speedy, squashes enlarge his feet, onions make him cry powerful jet streams of tears, garlic turns him into a skeleton bunny, ghost peppers make him breath out a fire demon, rutabagas give him telekinesis, turnips turn the house upside-down, wasabi makes him spontaneously combust, leeks give him spider legs, eggplants turn him into a huge and hideous three-eyed monster rabbit, babby carrots make him shrink, rotten yams make him invisible, mandrake roots makes him taller with a more humanoid body, horseradish turns him into a horse, etc.). In the books, it was unclear whether or not Bunnicula had vampiric powers although he was somehow able to get in and out of his cage without opening the door. Unlike his Ruby-Spears incarnation, Bunnicula's ears turn into bat wings to fly. He also speaks very limited English on rare occasion.
  • Harold (voiced by Brian Kimmet):[10] Mina's pet dog. He loves his friends Chester and Bunnicula, and their owner, Mina, but isn't the sharpest tool in the shed and appears to be a short-haired, brown mutt. In the books, Harold is a ponderous, thoughtful character, forced to put up with the eccentricities of Chester and the new rabbit. In the books Harold is intelligent and he resembles an Old English Sheepdog, though he claims to have Russian Wolf Hound in him as well.
  • Mina Monroe (voiced by Kari Wahlgren):[10] Harold, Chester, and Bunnicula's 13 year old punk owner who just moved to New Orleans, Louisiana from Middle America with her father.[10] It was seen in the opening that she was the one who freed Bunnicula from his prison in the cellar with a key that was given to her by her Aunt Marie. Aunt Marie left an apartment to Mina and her father. Mina's mother is never seen or mentioned. In the books Chester, Harold, Bunnicula and Howie are owned by Robert, Ann, Pete, and Toby Monroe. In the books Mina's name is Toby.

Supporting

  • Fluffy (voiced by Sumalee Montano): A Doberman Pinscher who is a vampire hunter that wants to kill Bunnicula at any cost.
  • Arthur Monroe (voiced by Chris Kattan): Mina's father who moves with his daughter to New Orleans from Middle America after inheriting an apartment from Aunt Marie. He appears to be mentally unstable, as in “My Imaginary Fiend” he is seen talking to air, and in “Family Portrait” he throws a princess themed 13th birthday party for Mina. His wife isn't seen or mentioned in the series. In the books Arthur's name is Robert.
  • Marsha (voiced by Monie Mon): Mina’s cautious and shy best friend, who serves as a foil to the outgoing Mina. Marsha is extremely unlucky, and often only human to notice supernatural activity.
  • Becky (voiced by Kate Higgins): Mina’s other best friend. Becky is very monotone and sarcastic, acting like the stereotypical teenage girl.
  • Scott (voiced by Scott Menville): Mina's love interest who shares many of her interests. Bunnicula, Chester, and Harold accidentally erased Scott's memories and tried to take advantage of him until they realized how much Mina missed Scott, and so restored his memory. For some reason, Scott can now understand them but chose to keep it a secret
  • Madame Polodouri (voiced by Grey Griffin): The owner of a shop containing many supernatural objects. Madame Polodouri often has dangerous items on display, though her knowledge of them depends; in “Walking Fish” she refuses to sell a harmonica that revives all the dead fish in New Orleans as zombies, yet unknowingly sells the Haunted Portrait of Miserio to Arthur in “Family Portrait”. Madame Polodouri doesn't like children or pets in her shop.
  • Patches the Weredude (voiced by Eric Bauza): A laidback, fun-loving weredude. Patches often forgets he is a weredude, and acts like a cat even in human form. Patches moved into the Orlok in “Revenge of the Return of the Curse of the Weredude”.
  • Lugosi (voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz): A deformed and insane guinea pig obsessed with serving Bunnicula, but his way of doing so makes him an enemy. He is later adopted by Marsha, who he declares his new master. Lugosi is now an ally of Bunnicula.

Voice Cast

  • Chris Katten - Bunnicula, Man Brushing Teeth, Mina's Dad
  • Brain Kimment - Harold, 20's Male Gangster, Dracula, Gamer 2, Male Cat 2, Male TV Actor, Man in Dining Room, Officer Bacon, Plant, Raccoon 1, Zombie Vegetable, Hideous Thing
  • Sean Astin - Chester, Caged Bird, Garlic Man, Nutty Pete, Officer Ham
  • Kari Wahlgren - Mina, 20's Female Gangster, Bunnicula's Bride, Cool Cat, Customer, Duck 1, Female Cat 1, Female Cat 2, Female Cat 3, Lady in Flashback, Female TV Actor, Elvira
  • Eric Bauza - Gamer 1, Gamer 3, Patches
  • Suzanna Blakeslee - Renee Accoutrement
  • Yvette Nicole Brown - Ms. Varney
  • Luenell - Ted's Wife
  • Grey DeLisle-Griffin - Lady on TV, Madame Polodouri
  • Brad Grusnick - Cockroach, Mumkey, Spiderlamb, Evil 80's Mouse
  • Kate Higgins - Becky, Granny, Barbara
  • Richard Steven Horvitz - Lugosi, Unworthy Male Mage Cat
  • Lara Jill Miller - 'Lil Capone
  • Monie Mon - Marsha
  • Sumalee Montano - Fluffy
  • Daran Norris - Hole of the Unworthy
  • Jim Pirri - Grimbyte
  • Stephen Stanton - Knight Owl
  • Audrey Wasilewski - Cassandra
  • Ben Diskin - Russell
  • Tom Kenny - Jason Voorhees, Mr. Molesbee
  • Scoot Menville - Count Cavanda, Hamburger Cheese, Scott Dingleman, Miserio, Orb Monster, Macaroni Art
  • Bob Bergen - Woody
  • Greg Eagles - Rusty Bones
  • Nicole Parker - Siobhan
  • Brain T. Delaney - Randill
  • Dave Wittenberg - Ghost Pepper
  • Carlos Alazraqui - Gunther, Edward Scissorhands
  • Jimmy Pardo - Lars Bogota
  • Harland Williams - Thomas Edison, Alien #1
  • Tom Green - Cubhead, Alien #2
  • Steve Blum - Mughead

Episodes

Main article: Bunnicula episode list

Broadcast

In Canada, the series started airing on Teletoon on April 2, 2016.[11] The series premiered on Boomerang on May 2, 2016, in the United Kingdom and Ireland.[12] The series premiered on Boomerang on July 18, 2016, in Australia and New Zealand.[13]

Reception

Common Sense Media gave the series three stars out of five.[14]

Home media

"Night of the Vegetable", a 2-disc DVD set featuring the first 20 episodes of first season, was released on June 27, 2017.[15]

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
Night of the Vegetable 20 June 27, 2017
The Complete First Season 40 May 8, 2018

References

  1. "People seem to think you're making a Bunnicula...". Retrieved on 14 April 2017.
  2. "YouTube". Retrieved on November 13, 2012.
  3. "CLIP: Cartoon Network Premieres for February 1, 2016: "Bunnicula," "Clarence," and More - ToonZone News". www.toonzone.net.
  4. "Boomerang Reboots With Original Bugs, Scooby, and Bunnicula". August 26, 2011. Retrieved on 14 April 2016.
  5. "Turner inks original WB content deal for Boomerang". Retrieved on 6 February 2016.
  6. http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.File?item=UGFyZW50SUQ9Mzg0ODc2fENoaWxkSUQ9LTF8VHlwZT0z&t=1&cb=636372669261790843
  7. "Google Photos". photos.google.com.
  8. "Instagram post by Chris Kattan • Aug 28, 2017 at 4:58pm UTC". Instagram.
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  11. "BUNNICULA | teletoon.com". Retrieved on 14 April 2017.
  12. "Boomerang UK And Cartoonito UK May 2016 Highlights". RegularCapital.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2016.
  13. "Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia July 2016 Highlights". RegularCapital: Cartoon Network International News. Turner Broadcasting System Asia-Pacific/Eckfactor (Press Release). Retrieved on 14 January 2017.
  14. "Bunnicula - TV Review".. Retrieved on 7 March 2018.
  15. "Bunnicula DVD news: Press Release for Season 1, Part 1: Night of the Vegetable - TVShowsOnDVD.com". tvshowsondvd.com.

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