In fiction, rabbits are often portrayed as playful, cunning tricksters — think Bugs Bunny. Because of Easter, which falls on April 21, bunny rabbits are already everywhere — in stores, on cards, in commercials, and in movie theaters.
The 2018 animated movie “Peter Rabbit” based on the 1901 popular children’s book has grossed more than $350 million worldwide. Vice President Mike Pence’s daughter Charlotte 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. 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.