Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The very beginning...

This is what I looked like in 1953. I was a small white bunny, I had a blue bow on my head and I was dressed up with short blue dress with white spots. I've been created by Robert McKimson, the famous animator and director who created a model sheet of Bugs Bunny that was used through many decades.

In this prototypical version I appeared only once, in a comic story titled 'Honey Bunny', printed in one of the series of comic books titled 'Bugs Bunny's Album' telling stories of Bugs Bunny's descendants and relatives. This time I've been presented as Bugs' cousin, not a girlfriend. Although the story is quite short, you could learn much about me from it. I was a dreamer who dreamt about career of a famous African explorer hunting for elephants. I was quite credulous, I got myself caught in a joke by Bugs who introduced me "into the wild world of Africa" and between elephants... at the back of a circus. However, there appeared a man who helped me make my dreams come true and me and Bugs travelled to Africa. However, soon I realized I aimed too high... I was afraid of mice, not mentioning elephants! But the whole story has happy ending.

You may read this story on my website. There I have a whole gallery in which everything I have with me, including most of my comic stories that were published. However, I'm still looking for some stories I know to exist that I don't have in my collection.

Bugs Bunny's Magic World

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Sometimes, when I surf on the Internet, I find some extremely rare things with me that I even didn't know about. One of such things is the film I share with you in this post. This is the final part of a show titled 'Bugs Bunny's Magic World' shown in 1976 in Theatre Royale in Marriott's Great America amusement park in Gurnee, Illinois, US. It was one of the first Looney Tunes performances shown in Marriott's Great America parks. In next years it was played in other parks, too. Mel Blanc, a man with 1000 voices, still did do the great job, voicing all the characters, including me (in some later shows I was voiced by Desire Goyette). Few chorus girls accompanied actors dressed up as Looney Tunes characters in this 40-minutes long performance.

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Let's start this blog!

I suppose you remember Lola Bunny from Space Jam, a girlfriend of Bugs Bunny. Recently she appears in much changed version in The Looney Tunes Show.

She first appeared in 1996, right? Right.

But this character has much longer history than most fans of Looney Tunes used to think!

Now you'll be surprised by what I'll say. Lola Bunny is... me! Yes, that's true.

I'm Honey Bunny, a girlfriend of Bugs Bunny. I first appeared in 1953, however, my official debut was in 1966 in a comic story titled 'Showdown at Carrot Gulch'. If you look up Google for this story you'll learn that I looked much like today's Lola. Of course, in merchandise I looked very different, I had various fur colors, different hair dresses, and so on. But in comic version I always appeared as a yellow girl bunny with blonde hair.

And, in fact, Lola Bunny is just a newer version of me. Why?

In 1980's some crazy people at Warner Bros. decided to change my visual appearance in a way that I looked like Bugs' twin sister. When they started working on a full-length movie in 1990's, they wanted to put me in it as Bugs' sweetheart. However, some artist noticed that I look like Bugs in drag so they decided to change my look. They tried to create a 'brand new' character, 'a new and IMPROVED Daisy Lou', however, they failed as the new girl bunny looked more like a teeenage boy...

Eventually, they decided to take comic version of me and to update my visual appearance. They changed my name as well, as 'Honey Bunny' sounded too outdate for them, moreover, in other series and films there appeared other characters having the name of Honey Bunny (remember Honey Bunny from Pulp Fiction?). Among proposals there appeared such names like Daisy Lou, Bunni Bunny, Lola Rabbit and Lola Buni (it's not a mistake!). Eventually, they chose the name of Lola Bunny.

As you see, my life story is quite long. Now I appear as Lola Bunny and most Looney Tunes fans recognize me as such, but very little of you know anything about me before 1996. It's high time to change it. In this blog I'll post some interesting things concerning me, Bugs Bunny, and of course Lola Bunny. Most files I have are 'TOP SECRET', however, I'm going to share some more interesting part of my archives with you... :)
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