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Bunny (1998)

 -  Animation | Short | Comedy  -  1998 (USA)
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An elderly widowed rabbit is encouraged by a moth to commit suicide by sticking her head in an oven so that she may join her husband in death.

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Bunny, an elderly rabbit who uses a walker, is in her kitchen one night baking a cake. A photograph from her wedding day is on her wall. A pesky and persistent moth bangs about the kitchen. She shoos it outside, turns off the porch light, and returns to her baking. The moth finds its way back into the kitchen, she bats it with a wooden spoon, and it falls into the mix. She stirs it up, pours the batter into a pan, and pops it into the oven. But the moth isn't done: it has a different mission, turning the oven into a portal, and inviting Bunny on a voyage of reunion. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Chris Wedge regretted that he didn't get Bunny into his movie Ice Age as an Easter egg. See more »

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Edited into Spike & Mike's Classic Festival of Animation 1999 (1999) See more »

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Bend Down the Branches
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nice animation, but I didn't really care about the hidden significance and meaning
12 February 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a lovely example of computer generated animation--especially for 1998. While during the last few years, CGI has been so common that even novices can make nice films thanks to readily available rendering software, for 1998, this was a pretty spectacular film. Remember--back in 1998, the ONLY game in town for this type of animation was Pixar--this was three years before Dreamworks released Shrek. So hats off to some lovely animation--it must have involved a lot of hard work.

Now as for the story, I saw the film and read many of the reviews and I am left feeling that I must be a pretty shallow person. I could have cared less about the significance of the film and the oven scene--I just wanted to laugh or care about this film but didn't. For some, this is fantastic symbolism. For me, it's just really nice animation.

FYI--This film won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.


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