Western Animation: Dr. Rabbit
aka: Dr Rabbit
Dr. Rabbit (also known as Professor Lepus in order to avoid copyright infringement) is an anthropomorphic bunny dentist originally created by Colgate-Palmolive in 1998 to teach kids about dental hygiene (and shill Colgate toothpaste). He has starred in five videos: Dr. Rabbit in the Incredible Ride (1994), Dr. Rabbit's World Tour (1998), Dr. Rabbit Comes to School (2003), Dr. Rabbit and the Legend of Tooth Kingdom (2004), and How to Have a Bright Smile.In World Tour, Dr. Rabbit travels around the world to promote oral hygiene, and meets several kids along the way. In Tooth Kingdom, he and his new female assistant tell a story to a group of children about a kingdom under attack by the evil sorcerer Plaqula. In Comes to School, he — as a puppet joined by Alpha Betty and Doogan the dog — teach some schoolchildren how to brush and become Super... Duper... Brushing... CHAMPIONS!!!
This series contains examples of:
- Depending on the Artist: Dr. Rabbit never uses the same character model twice.
- Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal
- Serious Business: Colgate-Palmolive once filed DMCA claims against several YouTube Poops, leading to the uploaders' bans. Though the company has loosened up since.
Dr. Rabbit's World Tour contains examples of:
- Animal Gender Bender: The kangaroo has a pouch despite being male.
- Artistic License – Geography: Dr. Rabbit goes from continent to continent via bicycle, kangaroo, etc, disregarding distances and oceans.
- Big "NO!": Dr. Rabbit gets one when a hippo suggests brushing his teeth with Mr. Giraffe's toothbrush.
- Free-Range Children: None of these children inform their parents before running off to another continent with a giant purple rabbit.
- Glove Snap: On two occasions.Dr. Rabbit: Open wiiiiiide.....
- Kangaroo Pouch Ride
- Villain Song: The plaque song
- Vocal Dissonance: Olivia, the Australian girl, sounds like a 30-year-old woman. Averted with the other kids, though, who actually sound like kids.
Dr. Rabbit and the Legend of Tooth Kingdom contains examples of:
Dr. Rabbit Comes to School contains examples of:
- Live-Action Adaptation: Also with puppets.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Doogan.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Doogan is a Super... Duper... Brushing... CHAMPION!!!