Top five fictional rabbits

In today’s Harvard Crimson, writer Rachel A. Burns lists the top five bunnies in popular culture. Can you guess who made the Top 5 list?

 5.  Thumper from “Bambi”
Despite its tearful beginning, “Bambi” was one of my favorite childhood movies. In my opinion, Thumper upstages Bambi in pretty much any scene they share.

4. The rabbit in “Goodnight Moon”
This book should not need explanation. It has been a bedtime story for countless children, and at its center is a baby rabbit trying to go to sleep.

3. The killer rabbit from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”
Not all rabbits are as sweet and innocent as the one falling asleep in “Goodnight Moon.” This particular rabbit eats unsuspecting travelers alive. (Note: If you’ve never seen the movie, check out the clip below to see the “vicious” rabbit for yourself)



2. Harvey from “Harvey”

If you can’t see a rabbit, does it exist? Directed by Henry Koster and starring Jimmy Stewart, “Harvey” is the story of a man named Elwood P. Dowd, who claims to have a six-foot-tall, invisible rabbit friend.

1. Fiver from “Watership Down”
There are enough rabbits in Richard Adams’ classic tale to warrant a separate list. There’s the leader of the group of runaway rabbits, Hazel, the rabbit-god Frith, and the Grim Reaper rabbit, the Black Rabbit of Inlé, to name only a few. But Fiver, the neurotic and somewhat psychic runt of the group, has always been my favorite.

Rachel A. Burns is the outgoing Books Editor. Because her initials are RAB, she has always felt an affinity for rabbits. Also, she stole the horcrux.

3 Responses

  1. No Bugs Bunny??

  2. Alison, I agree. Go to the original article and comment. I can’t believe that “Goodnight Moon” would win out over Bugs Bunny!

  3. Don’t forget…
    * Velveteen Rabbit
    * Peter Rabbit
    * Bugs Bunny (who has forever misled people into thinking that big carrots are GOOD for bunnies ;-(

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