History Literature / Bunnicula

21st Apr '16 2:40:21 PM HeroGal2347
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* CreepyCrows: Horror writer M.T. Graves has a bird who he calls Edgar Allan Crow. Chester, of course, thinks that both of them are up to no good. However, it ultimately turns out to be a subversion; Edgar Allan Crow is just an ordinary crow and not at all scary (except in Chester's runaway imagination).



* ShoutOut: Mina is shown watching a cartoon that looks like ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}'' at the beginning of "Alligator Tears".

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* ShoutOut: PunnyName:
** Edgar Allan Crow, who was named after horror writer Creator/EdgarAllanPoe.
** Pete's favorite horror writer, M.T. Graves, has another pun for a pseudonym ("empty graves").
* ShoutOut:
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Mina is shown watching a cartoon that looks like ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}'' at the beginning of "Alligator Tears".Tears".
** M.T. Graves and the ''Fleshcrawlers'' series are clearly a reference to R.L. Stine and ''Goosebumps.''



* AnimalSuperhero: Howie is a wire-haired dachshund puppy (and Dean is a sparrow) so Stinky Dog and Little D are an animal superhero and animal sidekick.
* AuthorAvatar: Howie's books star himself and his friend.

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* AnimalSuperhero: Howie is a wire-haired dachshund puppy (and Dean is a sparrow) so Stinky Dog and Little D are an animal superhero and an animal sidekick.
* AuthorAvatar: Howie's books star himself and his friend.friend Delilah.


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* TheyDo: After several books of being good (if argumentative) friends, Howie and Delilah make the change to OfficialCouple at the end of ''The Odorous Adventures of Stinky Dog.''
9th Mar '16 3:54:22 PM MarkLungo
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In 2016, Creator/WarnerBros. Animation produced a ''Bunnicula'' [[WesternAnimation/{{Bunnicula}} animated series]], adapted fairly loosely from the original novels, which premiered on Creator/CartoonNetwork's Saturday morning block.

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In 2016, Creator/WarnerBros. Creator/WarnerBros Animation produced a ''Bunnicula'' [[WesternAnimation/{{Bunnicula}} animated series]], adapted fairly loosely from the original novels, which premiered on Creator/CartoonNetwork's Saturday morning block.
9th Mar '16 3:54:11 PM MarkLungo
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In 2016, Creator/WarnerBros. Animation produced a ''Bunnicula'' animated series, adapted fairly loosely from the original novels, which premiered on Creator/CartoonNetwork's Saturday morning block.

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In 2016, Creator/WarnerBros. Animation produced a ''Bunnicula'' [[WesternAnimation/{{Bunnicula}} animated series, series]], adapted fairly loosely from the original novels, which premiered on Creator/CartoonNetwork's Saturday morning block.
9th Mar '16 3:53:11 PM MarkLungo
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In 2016, Warner Bros. Animation produced a ''Bunnicula'' animated series, adapted fairly loosely from the original novels, which premiered on Creator/CartoonNetwork's Saturday morning block.

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In 2016, Warner Bros.Creator/WarnerBros. Animation produced a ''Bunnicula'' animated series, adapted fairly loosely from the original novels, which premiered on Creator/CartoonNetwork's Saturday morning block.
21st Feb '16 5:47:22 AM TheLaughingFist
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!!Tropes specific to the ''Bunnicula'' 2016 animated series:

* AdaptationalBadass: Bunnicula [[DownplayedTrope to an extent.]] In the books, Bunnicula's vampire traits, apart from his eating habits, were largely an InformedAttribute and left up to the reader's imagination. This show pretty much outright states that Bunnicula is a vampire and suitably gives him some powers such as turning his ears into wings for {{Flight}}, detaching his limbs and having them move on their own, and moderate SuperStrength.
* AdaptationDistillation: Lots to go around, such as the fact that Bunnicula is a real vampire bunny whose ears can transform into bat wings (whereas in the books his vampiric nature is only vaguely implied), but as so far only the first episode has aired, whether it's a bad thing remains to be seen.
* AdaptationDyeJob: In the original books Chester is a tabby cat. Here he's designed to look like a Siamese.
* BadassAdorable: Bunnicula, a vampire rabbit who is usually the one to correct the problems in the episode, all while still looking cute as a button.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: The titular Spiderlamb.
* ButtMonkey: Poor, POOR Chester. He's basically this show's [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Squidward Tentacles]].
* TheChosenOne: Mina seems to be this, as when Chester steals her key it awakens a Monkey Mummy who only goes back to sleep after the key is returned to her.ish
* DarkIsNotEvil: Bunnicula is a very mischievous little rabbit and can cause his share of trouble, but it's out of childish innocence and he's usually the one to set it right. He also genuinely loves Mina, Harold and even tolerates Chester.
* {{Flanderization}}[=/=]TookALevelInDumbass: The Harold in this adaptation retains his laid-back nature, but is reduced to nothing more than a bungling, cheery comic relief. That said, [[DogsAreDumb he's not exactly dumb]], just unconcerned about the supernatural goings-on Bunnicula instigates.
* GiantFootOfStomping: In "Spiderlamb", Bunnicula eats a squash to make his foot big enough to [[{{Pun}} squash]] the Spiderlamb. Doesn't work.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Harold and Chester are shown to be this in ''Alligator Tears''.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
** Chester. Much like his book counterpart, he's a snarky and rude little cat, but he does care about the others.
** Bunnicula really enjoys messing with people with his powers, especially Chester, who is the only one fazed by all of it. But as mentioned, he genuinely cares for the others and is quick to fix his mistakes.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Many of whom tend to be based on animals.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: The episode "Alligator Tears" features a crying Alligator ghost whose tears instill sadness in everyone near her except for Bunnicula, who is immune to it for some reason. But the ghost is not malicious and is merely looking for her missing earring.
* NightmareFace: Bunnicula is prone to these. In the episode "Alligator Tears", Bunnicula is confronted by two raccoons after Chester accidentally rolls away with their trash can. Bunnicula's response? To peel back his skin and reveal his skull. They promptly run for it.
* NightmareFetishist: If it's creepy and weird, you can bet Mina loves it.
* OnlySaneMan: Between Harold's laid-back nature and Bunnicula's mischievousness, Chester is always the voice of reason.
* PerkyGoth: Mina.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Chester being unable to understand Bunnicula sometimes leads to Chester misinterpreting Bunnicula's actions as more malicious than they really are.
* ProperlyParanoid: Chester.
* SarcasmBlind: At one point, Bunnicula makes an idea, to which Chester sarcastically says it's a great idea. When it works, Harold is impressed at how it worked, and Chester angrily says he was being sarcastic. Cue [[KindheartedSimpleton Harold]] asking "What's a sarcasm?"
* ShoutOut: This Bunnicula is adopted by a girl called Mina, named after the protagonist in the original Literature/{{Dracula}} novel.
* SuddenlyVoiced / SpeakingSimlish: Unlike the mute original, this Bunnicula actually talks, but in [[IntelligibleUnintelligible a sort of garbled Latinesque language]] only [[GeniusDitz Harold]] seems to understand.
* TakeThat: The episode ''Alligator Tears'' serves as this to ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}} Breadwinners]].''
* ThoseTwoGuys: Bunnicula and Harold are the Spongebob and Patrick to Chester's Squidward.
* VampiricDraining: Like in the books, Bunnicula eats by draining the fluids from vegetables. Though the show is more overt than the book and different vegetables have different effects on Bunnicula, such as a squash making his foot big.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Bunnicula and Chester. Bunnicula loves to mess with Chester and Chester cannot stand Bunnicula, but the two are capable of working together when needed and genuinely respect each other.
* WeakenedByTheLight: Like most vampires, Bunnicula is nocturnal and hates sunlight.
* WeirdnessMagnet: Chester accuses Bunnicula of being this in the first episode, and the plot is caused by him locking Bunnicula in his tomb in hopes that the monsters would go away... Only to accidentally summon a mummy monkey when he steals Mina's key. This implies that it is actually Mina who is the Magnet, but she just doesn't notice.
16th Feb '16 4:44:50 PM BigBertha
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* ShoutOut: Mina is shown watching a cartoon that looks like ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}'' at the beginning of "Alligator Tears".
15th Feb '16 9:28:43 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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* PerkyGoth: Mina.
14th Feb '16 9:48:08 PM PhantomHeartless5
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* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: The episode "Alligator Tears" features a crying Alligator ghost whose tears instill sadness in everyone near her except for Bunnicula, who is immune to it for some reason.

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* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: The episode "Alligator Tears" features a crying Alligator ghost whose tears instill sadness in everyone near her except for Bunnicula, who is immune to it for some reason. But the ghost is not malicious and is merely looking for her missing earring.


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* WeakenedByTheLight: Like most vampires, Bunnicula is nocturnal and hates sunlight.
14th Feb '16 9:45:27 PM PhantomHeartless5
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* AdaptationalBadass: Bunnicula [[DownplayedTrope to an extent.]] In the books, Bunnicula's vampire traits, apart from his eating habits, were largely an InformedAttribute and left up to the reader's imagination. This show pretty much outright states that Bunnicula is a vampire and even gives him some powers such as turning his ears into wings and moderate SuperStrength.

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* AdaptationalBadass: Bunnicula [[DownplayedTrope to an extent.]] In the books, Bunnicula's vampire traits, apart from his eating habits, were largely an InformedAttribute and left up to the reader's imagination. This show pretty much outright states that Bunnicula is a vampire and even suitably gives him some powers such as turning his ears into wings for {{Flight}}, detaching his limbs and having them move on their own, and moderate SuperStrength.



* BigCreepyCrawlies: The titular Spiderlamb.



* GiantFootOfStomping: In "Spiderlamb", Bunnicula eats a squash to make his foot big enough to [[{{Pun}} squash]] the Spiderlamb. Doesn't work.



** Bunnicula really enjoys messing with people with his powers, especially Chester, who is the only one fazed by all of it. But as mentioned, he genuinely cares for the others.

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** Bunnicula really enjoys messing with people with his powers, especially Chester, who is the only one fazed by all of it. But as mentioned, he genuinely cares for the others.others and is quick to fix his mistakes.



* NightmareFetishist: If it's creepy and weird you can bet Mina loves it.

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* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: The episode "Alligator Tears" features a crying Alligator ghost whose tears instill sadness in everyone near her except for Bunnicula, who is immune to it for some reason.
* NightmareFace: Bunnicula is prone to these. In the episode "Alligator Tears", Bunnicula is confronted by two raccoons after Chester accidentally rolls away with their trash can. Bunnicula's response? To peel back his skin and reveal his skull. They promptly run for it.
* NightmareFetishist: If it's creepy and weird weird, you can bet Mina loves it.it.
* OnlySaneMan: Between Harold's laid-back nature and Bunnicula's mischievousness, Chester is always the voice of reason.



* TakeThat: The episode ''Alligator Tears'' serves as this to [[WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}} Breadwinners]].
* WeirdnessMagnet: Chester accuses Bunnicula of being this in the first episode, and the plot is caused by him locking Bunnicula in his tomb in hopes that the monsters would go away... Only to accidentally summon a mummy monkey when he steals Mina's key. This implies that it is actually Mina who is the Magnet she just doesn't notice.

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* TakeThat: The episode ''Alligator Tears'' serves as this to [[WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}} Breadwinners]].
''[[WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}} Breadwinners]].''
* ThoseTwoGuys: Bunnicula and Harold are the Spongebob and Patrick to Chester's Squidward.
* VampiricDraining: Like in the books, Bunnicula eats by draining the fluids from vegetables. Though the show is more overt than the book and different vegetables have different effects on Bunnicula, such as a squash making his foot big.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Bunnicula and Chester. Bunnicula loves to mess with Chester and Chester cannot stand Bunnicula, but the two are capable of working together when needed and genuinely respect each other.
* WeirdnessMagnet: Chester accuses Bunnicula of being this in the first episode, and the plot is caused by him locking Bunnicula in his tomb in hopes that the monsters would go away... Only to accidentally summon a mummy monkey when he steals Mina's key. This implies that it is actually Mina who is the Magnet Magnet, but she just doesn't notice.
14th Feb '16 9:22:01 PM PhantomHeartless5
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** Bunnicula really enjoys messing with people with his powers, especially Chester, who is the only one fazed by all of it.

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** Bunnicula really enjoys messing with people with his powers, especially Chester, who is the only one fazed by all of it. But as mentioned, he genuinely cares for the others.
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