Bunny Maloney is a(n unofficial) re-imagining of the 2009 series of the same name. It premiered in April 1, 2013 as an acquired program on Kabillion—but wasn't actually intended to be an April Fools' Day Joke. It was also produced by Unori Animation.
It pretty much still has the same outline of the original series, but does a slightly more serious balancing on (for the most part,) comedy and action, and has a tendency to avoid Status Quo Is God. It follows the ProtecTeam—the titular and now self-proclaimed leader Bunny Maloney, who is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold at worst (most of the time), his kind-hearted but constantly bossy girlfriend and cheerleader Candy Bunny, the mysterious amnesiac sidekick Jean-François, and the smart Only Sane Man Stan Ookie—as their lives are constantly interrupted/ruined by the villainous plans of the very evil Professor Débilouman (and Modchi).
The series contains the tropes of:
- Animesque: Even moreso than in the original—the characters look slightly more Super-Deformed.
- Ambiguously Bi: Played for Laughs with Bunny. At (rare) times, he seems to treat Jean-François as he's (like) his true "best friend". Um...
- Adorkable: Bunny and Stan.
- Big Eater: Bunny, pretty much, to justify his (not-so-)fat build. He's shown in some episodes to eat slightly more amounts of fast food meals. Hell, in the premiere episode, he pretty much dreams about lots of fast food!
- Crazy-Prepared: Candy, apparently. Her credit cards are in her and Bunny's room table drawer, which she can only open.
- Camping Episode: "Bunny in the Rough", which involves Candy convincing Bunny to experience going out for some fresh air without any technology whatsoever.
- Comical Nap Drool: In "Dreams of Disaster", Bunny pretty much has one.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Candy. In "Dreams of Disaster", she pretty much gets quite (if not already) pissed off (in a nightmare) where Bunny separated with her to marry Charlotte.
- Dream Land: A minor plot point in "Dreams of Disaster".
- Darker and Edgier: Though (very) downplayed, the first episode "Dreams of Disaster" is a little more serious(ly comedic).
- Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: In a deleted scene in "Dreams of Disaster", the only instance of Candy actually hurting Bunny is when she gets into a nightmare involving him being a complete nuisance (in which he gets smacked).
- Flanderization/Took a Level in Jerkass: In the second nightmare of "Dreams of Disaster", Candy and Jean-François enter a "bad future" of Bunnyville where Bunny is a complete Jerkass at Candy, because he's married to Charlotte instead.
- Funny Moments:
- In "Dreams of Disaster", Bunny sleeps so comically that there was a deleted scene involving Modchi chuckling from it, while Débilouman's trying to hold one.
- Bunny's attempt to tell a scary story in "Bunny in the Rough" involves a monster eating every single type of food and drinks, which caused everyone to die of hunger.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: 5 years later, there is an alternate universe/headcanon involving Bunny wearing a wristwatch (and, from the artist's other artwork involves Bunny being bi/homosexual), and to a lesser extent, Candy wearing something also in a shade of crimson.
- Jerkass Woobie: Bunny and Candy (depending on the viewer's side), pretty much.
- Never Say "Die": Downplayed (at least, in "Bunny in the Rough"):Bunny: The monster ate every single type of food and drinks in the world, everybody DIED of hunger!
- Role Reprisal: Every cast member from the original series reprise their roles.
- Recycled Script:
- The plot for "Bunny in the Rough" is similar to the Jimmy Neutron episode "Aaughh!! Wilderness!!".
- Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: The intention of the production crew when it comes to Candy—while she's RARELY despised, she usually harmed Bunny in the original. Here, this reboot has a tendency to avoid it.
- Likewise, they also have a tendency to only let both of them have arguments, and the amount of arguments they would have in most episodes were decreased.
- Super Wrist-Gadget: Bunny has a mobile phone wristwatch.
- What Could Have Been:
- Wingding Eyes
- The Woobie: Jean-François can be this at times.