Friday, August 24, 2012

The 'Bugs-like' Honey Bunny era

Okay, I already discussed what was in 1960's and 1970's, now it's high time to write something about what happened to me in 1980's and 1990's.
In 1980 Warner Bros. sent to their franchisees a model sheet you see above. Some crazy artists decided to change my visual appearance in a way that I looked more like Bugs Bunny. Perhaps they just wanted to copy Disney's idea that a girlfriend of a furry character should look like 'more beautiful' copy of himself. Gray fur, standing ears... through the years I looked more and more like Bugs Bunny. Here are some model sheets from late 1980's and early 1990's.
An interesting thing is that in comics I was still appearing in my old yellow version and it was just a winter 1991 when I appeared in 'Bugs-like' version, but... only on a cover...
In Six Flags Amusement Parks I appeared in two versions, with floppy ears and a bow on my head and with standing ears.

Left: Great America Santa Clara, 1982, right: Six Flags Over Texas, 1986

Six Flags Astroworld, date not given :(

'Bourbon Street Follies', Six Flags Over Texas, 1988-1989. Here I appear along with my two sisters, Sugar Bunny and Candy Bunny
There came 1990's... and Warner Bros. finally decided to use me in a full-length movie! However, artists stated that I looked too much like Bugs in drag and they decided to change my appearance. For some reasons, they wanted to change my name, too. But... I'll describe it in my next posts :) Stay tooned, I'll post some 'top secret' 'Space Jam' files, too!
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