Western Animation: Rabbids Invasion

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Rabbids Invasion is a 2013 animated series based on the Raving Rabbids video game franchise. It's developed by Ubisoft Motion Pictures and co-produced by Nickelodeon and Ubisoft Entertainment.

The cartoon just follows the random adventures of the Rabbids as they interact with humans and cause general mischief amongst them and themselves.

The show has the following tropes

  • Accidental Hero: In "Rabbid Mollusk", "Rabbid, Are You There?" and "Safe Deposit Rabbids" the titular quartet foil a couple of criminals (an escaped convict and a burglar, respectively) without really trying. Or even being aware of what they're doing.
  • All-CGI Cartoon
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: The Rabbids are extremely easy to distract with pretty much anything, from flies to tennis balls to a blinking restaurant sign.
    • In one of the testing facility episodes, the researchers try to research the behaviour of Rabbids towards possession, which shows that their attention deficit can be affected by fellow Rabbids. Ironically, the researchers themself eventually become less interested in the Rabbids than the 3 red buttons in front of them.
  • Ax-Crazy: The truck driver in "Stop! No More!"
  • Brown Note: In "Omelet Party," one of the Rabbids has a peculiar song that apparently triggers the egg-laying process in chickens. On other animals, like cows, well...see below.
  • Chaotic Stupid: Who else but the Rabbids? They can switch their attention from chicken rodeo to egg wars without a second thought.
  • Dance Battler: In "Rabbid Test No98005-c: The Blue Rabbid" the Blue and White Rabbids literally fight by dancing, including a three-Rabbid waltz punch and a Bollywood-inspired rapid-fire slap.
  • Eye Scream: In one episode, a Rabbid gets a plunger stuck to its face, and when it pulls it off one of its eyes comes off with it. Fortunately, the Rabbid is able to just stick the eye back on.
  • Failed a Spot Check: It's amazing how folks sometimes have no idea that the Rabbids are around. Justified in "Rabbids Vs. the Vacuum Cleaner," as the man was wearing headphones.
    • The Rabbids themself have an uncanny ability to completely miss things in plain sight, including solutions to problems they face.
  • Fantastic Racism: The Rabbids show this in "Rabbid Test No98005-c: The Blue Rabbid", where the rabbids are first afraid of, then ostracize and belittle a rabbid when he's painted blue.
  • Fat and Skinny: Scientists Cody Charles and Jessica Xenson, respectively.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: In "Rabbid 2.0", one of the dates on the washing machine time machine was Oct 26 1985 1:22.
  • Gainaxing: During at least one short, if you look closely you can notice Jessica's breasts (and her hips?) jiggle a little while she's jumping around in frustration at the Rabbids being unable to (again) solve the simplest of puzzles. Parent Service, perhaps?
  • Genre Savvy: The old man in "Rabbid Mollusk" after having his attempts to clean a window unintentionally screwed up by Rabbids who keep launching starfish that hit his window:
    Old Man: (To his wife) I'll probably have to clean it up again, but while I'm talking to you, it's finally finished!
  • Harmless Freezing: In "Never Refreeze a Rabbid", one of the Rabbids gets locked in a store's upright freezer cabinet. By the time the other Rabbids find him and let him out he's frozen solid, so they use him as a sled. By the end of the episode only his arms have thawed out, but he's having fun using them to push himself around the floor.
  • Hidden Depths: The Rabbids show a surprising knowledge of dance in "The Blue Rabbid", from Maori Haka to Riverdance to Bollywood-inspired dance and even the Waltz.
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: In "Rabbid Mozart" one of the Rabbids suffers a blow to the head and as a result becomes intelligent, showing off amazing skills such as piano-playing and soccer-playing which make the leader Rabbid jealous but impress the other Rabbids, until he paints a Picasso-esque portrait of them all, which disturbs them.
  • Meganekko: Jessica Xenson
  • Nerd Glasses: Cody
  • No Dialogue Episode: "Omelet Party" just features the Rabbids and farm animals. Same with "Rabbid Race To the Moon", which has four rabbids and a rocket ride.
  • Only Six Faces: You'll tend to see the same human designs for a lot of characters.
  • Only Sane Rabbid: The unfrozen "prehistoric rabbid" from "Jurassic Rabbid" is a genius-level rabbid capable of building advanced tech. Naturally, being around his Too Dumb to Live descendants drives him to tears, resulting him in building a machine that takes him far away out of a dryer to go somewhere better.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Jessica Xenson
  • Running Gag: In "The Rabbid Games", each 'event' is preceeded a blonde wig-wearing rabbid trying to sing, only to be stopped by something and then showing a white card with the silhouette of the event. The final time he gets cut off by the fade to black.
  • Shout-Out: "Runaway Rabbids" feature bits with 8-bit music. At one point, the two Rabbids play tennis against each other in the style of Pong. In the episode "Rabbid 2.0", one of the Rabbids does the famous viral dance "Gangnam Style".
  • Showdown at High Noon: Spoofed with chickens as guns.
  • Toilet Humor: Rabbids are practically made of this trope, having evident bonds with plungers, brushing their teeth with toilet brushes and having pink toilet rolls as background objects throughout the show. Also, at the end of "Omelet Party", thankfully it cuts to black before we can see the messy outcome.
  • The Unintelligible: Par for the course with the Rabbids, who only speak in a strange gibberish language pronounced Bwaaah all other dialogue is spoken by the humans.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Oddly, no one finds the presence of the Rabbids as odd. Beyond the obvious, anyway. It's possible that they've been on the Earth long enough for folks to get used to them.
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: Cody has been a Tower Control boss, security guard, wedding photographer, and scientist.