Bean Bunny is too small to be useful (says his brother) to help prepare for the Bunny Picnic, so he wanders off and sees a legendary persecutor of all rabbits: the farmer's dog. But nobody ... See full summary »
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Complete credited cast:
Bean Bunny (voice)
Lugsy (voice)
Camille Bonora ...
Twitch (voice)
Ron Mueck ...
Storyteller (voice)
Karen Prell ...
Great Grandmother / Babble / Baby Bunny (voice)
Father / Be-Bop (voice)
Louise Gold ...
Mother (voice)
Martin P. Robinson ...
Farmer (voice)
Mayor Bunnyparte / Bulbous (voice)
Snort / Snail (voice)
Dog (voice)

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Bean Bunny is too small to be useful (says his brother) to help prepare for the Bunny Picnic, so he wanders off and sees a legendary persecutor of all rabbits: the farmer's dog. But nobody believes him when he tries to tell them he's seen the dog, until the dog breaks up the picnic. And it's up to Bean to come up with a plan to defeat the farmer's dog and discover the one thing the dog fears. Written by Kathy Li

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Release Date:

26 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les Petits Lapins en Pique-Nique  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Bean: [Bean and the Dog are hiding, the farmer's sneezing] What's going on?
Dog: Bunnies make him sneeze something awful.
Bean: They do? That gives me an idea.
[leaves the bush]
Dog: Where are you going, bunny? If he sees you... oh no...
Farmer: [sees Bean] Oh no! Stay away from me! Stay away from me or I'll... ACHOO!
Bean: Quick everyone, out in the open!
Lugsy: [to Twitch] If he can do it, so can I.
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Followed by Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (1995) See more »

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Excellent film for everybody
14 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know how anyone could not like the Tale of the Bunny Picnic. It has everything, humor, excitement, adventure, suspense, and great songs that never get tired. It's a fun film that everybody can enjoy, with a good message that you're never too small to help and do what's right. The final song at the end is very powerful and has a good message to it as well. Contrary to most of today's entertainment, there is no reason to worry about what somebody in the show might do. This is pure, wholesome, fun family entertainment. This is the kind of stuff that kids of this generation should be watching. 10 stars all the way. Three cheers for Jim Henson entertainment!

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