Bunnies for Cuteness

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With their long ears, twitchy noses, and rounded fluffy bodies, bunnies are often used in media to invoke feelings of sweetness, innocence, childishness and general cuteness. Real rabbits can be used for this, but so can stuffed rabbits or other types of toy rabbits or rabbit related accessories. Characters meant to be viewed as cute might have a rabbit-related Animal Motif. Very energetic personalities and Nice Guy (or Nice Girl) personalities are often common with these characters.

Stuffed bunnies might also be used to invoke the concept of children caught in a horrific situation if used in an Empathy Doll Shot. When the association between rabbits and cuteness is being subverted, see Hair-Raising Hare. Compare to Playboy Bunny.

See also Cute Kitten, Precious Puppy, Panda-ing to the Audience, and Ridiculously Cute Critter.

Not to be confused with Bridge Bunnies.

Examples

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    Film 
  • In Rise of the Guardians there is Bunnymund, which is reverted to the size of an adorable little rabbit, once children all over the world stopped believing in the Easter Bunny.
    Jamie: What happened to him? He used to be huge and cool, and now he's cute
  • Zootopia: In Zootopia, this is the widely acknowledged stereotype of bunnies, though only other bunnies can call each other cute.
  • Cool World has an unnamed bunny character seen gambling with Holli's goons. He or she is one of the only doodles who look more sane compared to the others but does go Hair-Raising Hare mode on the doodle police officers when they ignore seeing him cry about getting cheated by said goons by climbing up on one officer's face. He/she then says "Pretty Please" starting the chase scene with the cops and goons.
    • The mother bunnies children also fit this trope despite only having a brief scene prior to Holli and Jack's sex scene.

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  • Doctor Steel flirted with adorkableness once; after visiting a music website whose anime-inspired animation seemed to consist of "Tiny Little Bunnies Eating Hamburgers", he wrote a song about it.
  • In the video for Ladytron's Ghosts, many rabbits add cuteness to imagery that would otherwise be quite dark.
  • Snuggle Bunny (Schnuffel) is one of Jamba!'s more well-known mascots. He's a cute little gray and white lop eared rabbit who sings adorable, Chipmunks-eqsue songs, many of which are complete ear worms.
    • A few years later, Jamster created a second bunny character named Snuggelina (Schnuffelienchen) who is Snuggle's girlfriend and both really love each other. There are two songs by Snuggelina that mainly focuses on her relationship with Snuggle both in German and English while one is her singing about a Butterfly.

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    Toys 
  • The mascot for Mattel's "Miracle Baby" is a cute female bunny.
    • Mattel also used to have a line of baby toys called Angel Bunny[1]note  between 1984 and 1985. The titular character is a cute little white bunny.
  • One of the main families in the Sylvanian Families franchise are rabbits. In the OVA and Western Animation, the girl rabbit in the family is one of the main protagonists.
  • The Precious Moments gift and toy range often also has cute bunnies.

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  • Used for humorous effect in Doom in the episode "Thy Flesh Consumed": The tough-as-nails Space Marine has to go after the hellish demons that took his pet bunny. Unfortunately he comes too late and all he finds is the bunny's head on a spike.
  • In the Touhou series, we have the Spin-Off Yonkoma manga Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth, which is filled with borderline Tastes Like Diabetes cute bunnies. This page is just one of the many examples.
  • The Pokémon Buneary, Azumarill, Lopunny to an extent, and Bunnelby. Averted with Diggersby.
  • In True Love Junai Monogatari, one of the items in the Hidden Shop is a rabbit pendant. You should buy it if you want to romance Remi Himekawa, who will ask for it if she sees it.
  • Power Pete: The Fuzzy Bunnies, which escaped from a cage in the Stuffed Animal Zoo (which is in the Doll Department of the Toy Mart) and scattered throughout the store, prompting the title character to escape from his packaging and set off to round them back up and return them to their proper place.
  • Reader Rabbit: Especially the late 90s redesign.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: Cream the Rabbit. Polite, shy and kind, it's no wonder that she has a Broken Base in the Sonic fandom- one faction loves her for her moe qualities, while the other doesn't like how she Tastes Like Diabetes too much.

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  • In Anti Bunny at least 90% of the cast are bunnies.
  • Blade Bunny - The title character has bunny ears. Why? It makes her look cute. (And it does.) And her name is Bunny.
  • In Penny and Aggie, when Sara gushes over how "cuuuuute" she finds the title characters as a couple, dancing bunny faces appear around her head.
  • A rare dramatic example in ''El Goonish Shive. At one point late into a story arc Susan angsts majorly and begins to awaken magical powers, which are about to go haywire. Jerry the Immortal manages to cast serenity magic to calm her down, which manifests itself as cute, fluffy animals surrounding her, two of which are bunnies.
  • The whole point of Scenes From A Multiverse's Bunnies Planet, in the Zones of Adorable.

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  • The Noops of The Dreamstone are basically green anthropomorphic rabbits, and the almost sickly sweet residents of the Land Of Dreams.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Fluttershy, to emphasize her shy cuteness, has a pet rabbit (named Angel, no less), although he doesn't always act cute and cuddly. She also mentions "cute bunnies" in one of her songs.
  • Subverted (in a non-Hair-Raising Hare way) in the South Park episode "Pip" (parodying Great Expectations). Pip tries to prove to Estella that she is not an unfeeling monster, because an unfeeling monster wouldn't hurt a cute little bunny rabbit (which Pip pulls from Hammerspace).
    ESTELLA: I told you, Pip. I have no heart.
    PIP: But you do! And I shall prove it to you once and for all! Look at this adorable little bunny.
    ESTELLA: Oh my. 'E's very cute.
    PIP: You see that? A heartless person wouldn't care at all about this bunny. They'd just as soon break its neck. Estella breaks its neck ...Oh. But look at this bunny. There. You see that? You have too big a heart to kill two baby bunnies.Estella kills bunny #2...Right...
    • Estella ends up stopping at 25 baby bunnies. Not because she felt bad, mind you, but because she got bored... and Pip takes that as evidence that she's got a heart.
  • Winx Club Blooms pet rabbit Kiko.
  • The ChalkZone episode "Chocolate Brunch" has Snap finding some Easter eggs he was going to eat with Blocky, and chocolate bunnies end up hatching from the eggs. While Snap still wants to eat them, Blocky refuses as the bunnies are too cute. Eventually, Snap gives in due to their cuteness.
  • Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot and spinoff Care Bears & Cousins has Wonderheart bear, who is already as cute as is. But her cuteness is enhanced by Floppy Bunny, her Companion Cube plush rabbit.
  • Disney's Bambi gives us Thumper and his little sisters and later the cream-colored bunny Thumper falls in love with who is named Miss Bunny.
  • Beehonie from Kissyfur is a female bunny who appears to have a crush on Kissyfur.
  • In the sequel to The Emperor's New Groove called "Kronk's New Groove", near the end of Kronk's story about the citizens getting tricked by Yzma for lying about the potion turning them young. Near the end of the chase between her and the angry old people, she turns herself into a cute pink bunny which makes the elders gush and start forgiving her until she gets grabbed by a bird and is later seen inside a bird's nest near the end of the film.
  • The 2016 VR and "Interactive" short "Invasion!" directed by Dreamworks and PDI veteran Eric Darnell features which features bunnies pitting against aliens.

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