For the first time since 1956, Easter falls on the first of April, better known by many as April Fools’ Day. In fiction, Rabbits are often portrayed as playful, cunning tricksters — think Bugs Bunny. This year, the Easter bunny might be playing some tricks of their own.
Because of Easter, bunny rabbits are everywhere — in stores, on cards, in commercials, and in movie theaters.
The 2018 movie “Peter Rabbit” based on the 1901 popular children’s book has grossed almost $200 million. Vice President Mike Pence’s daughter Charlotte recently wrote a book about their pet rabbit titled “Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President.” This inspired Jill Twiss — a contributor on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” — to write a pro-gay marriage satire titled “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo.” Launched on comedian’s show, Twiss’s book became a No. 1 best seller on Amazon.
In observance of the season, 24/7 Wall St. set out to identify the most famous bunnies of all time. Even with Marlon Bundo and Peter Rabbit in the news, we were pleasantly surprised to see how many bunnies have made their mark in history. For many decades they have appeared as characters in comics and literature, as stars of cartoons and films, as heroes and villains, as giants and cute little balls of fur, and even as advertising icons.
Who would have thought bunnies were such big business? Of course, for every celebrity bunny there are millions more living in the wild and in obscurity as pets in homes around the country. 24/7 Wall St. honors them all. These are the most famous bunnies of all time.
24/7 Wall St. reviewed rabbits and bunnies of fame throughout history, including both real animals, such as Vice President Mike Pence’s rabbit, and fictional bunnies. These rabbits are featured on folk songs and stories, television, film, advertising, and more. The rabbits on this list are ranked on the total combined Wikipedia page view for each rabbit’s Wikipedia entry.