19. Roger Rabbit
> Debuted: 1981
Roger Rabbit first appeared in the 1981 book “Who Censored Roger Rabbit?” By Gary K. Wolf and later was the subject of the 1988 Disney movie “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” In the movie version, Roger lives in Toontown, which is populated by animated characters. He is framed for the murder of the owner of Toontown and hires a private detective to clear his name.
> Debuted: 1926
Rabbit, a friend of Winnie-the-Pooh, appeared in the book of that name and in the “House at Pooh Corner” by A.A. Milne. Rabbit, Winnie-the-Pooh, and other friends live in Hundred Acre Wood and have various adventures with a young boy, Christopher Robin. The Pooh books were turned into a very successful cartoon franchise by Disney.
17. Bucky O’Hare
> Debuted: 1991
Bucky O’Hare is the hero of a comic book series created by Larry Hama and Michael Golden. Bucky is captain of a ship called The Righteous Indignation, which belongs to the the S.P.A.C.E. organization (Sentient Protoplasm Against Colonial Encroachment). They are part of the United Animals Federation, which is battling the expansionist Toad Empire. The comics spawned an animated TV series and video games.
16. March Hare
> Debuted: 1865
The March Hare is a character in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s “Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass.” He hosts a Mad Tea Party and is something of a philosopher, but he often plays second fiddle to the Mad Hatter. Carroll’s works have had a major influence on popular culture and have been made into animated and live-action movies by Disney.
15. Energizer Bunny
> Debuted: 1989
The Energizer Bunny is the marketing icon for Energizer batteries. He is pink, wears sunglasses, bangs a drum and “just keeps going and going….” He has been appearing in TV ads since 1989. In 2016, Energizer introduced a new slimmed-down version of the famous bunny with more realistic fur.