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Director:
Writer:
Chris Wedge (written by)
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Release Date:
1998 (USA) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A computer animated short of sound perfection. See more (17 total) »

Directed by
Chris Wedge 
 
Writing credits
Chris Wedge (written by)

Produced by
Nina Rappaport .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kathleen Brennan 
 
Film Editing by
Tim Nordquist 
 
Production Management
Laney Gradus .... production manager
Leon Xiao .... production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Eric A. Christoffersen .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Eric A. Christofferson)
Scott Cresswell .... sound engineer
Ginger Geary .... foley artist
Paul Goodrich .... sound engineer
Paul Goodrich .... sound mixing engineer
Robert Kessler .... sound designer
Jacquire King .... sound engineer
Jeff Sloan .... second engineer
 
Visual Effects by
Andrew Beddini .... digital paint artist
Cliff Bohm .... modeler
Robert V. Cavaleri .... visual effects artist
Shaun Cusick .... modeler
Mike Defeo .... modeler
Hilmar Koch .... digital effects supervisor
Alexander Levenson .... modeler
David V. Mei .... digital paint artist
David V. Mei .... modeler
John Siczewicz .... digital paint artist
Dave Walvoord .... digital effects supervisor
Dan Weeks .... systems support
Daniel Williams .... modeler
Leon Xiao .... systems support
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mitch Kopelman .... lighting lead
 
Animation Department
Nina Bafaro .... lead animator
James Bresnahan .... animator
Raquel Coelho .... animator
Rhett Collier .... animator
Doug Dooley .... lead animator
Ed Gavin .... animator
Jeffrey Joe .... animator
Justin Leach .... animator
Dean Lennert .... animator
Carlos Saldanha .... animator
Jesse Sugarman .... animator
Steve Talkowski .... animator
Aimee Whiting .... animator
Dan Whiting .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Fred Heid .... color timer
Noëlle Penraat .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Andrew Borger .... musician
Matthew Brubeck .... musician
Ralph Carney .... musician
Trevor Dunn .... musician
Joe Gore .... musician
Carla Kihlstedt .... musician
Nik Phelps .... musician
Francis Thumm .... music arranger
 
Other crew
Andrew Beddini .... technical director
Tom Bisogno .... technical director
David B. Brown .... production executive
Christopher M. Burrows .... technical assistant
Christopher M. Burrows .... technical director
Danielle Cambridge .... technical director
Jaime Castañeda .... technical director
Robert V. Cavaleri .... technical director (as Rob Cavaleri)
Scott Clifford .... technical director
Rhett Collier .... technical director
John Donkin .... technical director
John C. Donkin .... technical director
Tanya Doyle .... production assistant
Michael Eringis .... technical director
David Esneault .... technical director
Sing-Choong Foo .... technical director
Billy Foster .... production assistant
Richard Hadsell .... production software supporter: Blue Sky Research and Development
Kristin Hansen .... technical director
Joe Higham .... staff member: Blue Sky Software Tools
Jesse Hollander .... technical director
Carl Ludwig .... research and development director
André Mazzone .... staff member: Blue Sky Software Tools
André Mazzone .... technical director
Lutzifer Muller .... technical director
Lutz Müller .... technical director
Anthony Nisi .... production accountant
Sam Richards .... staff member: Blue Sky Software Tools
Irka B. Seng .... production coordinator
Tim Speltz .... technical director
Kevin Thomason .... technical director
Trevor Thomson .... production software support: research & development
Trevor Thomson .... staff member: Blue Sky Research and Development
Chris Trimble .... staff member: Blue Sky Software Tools
Eugene Troubetzkoy .... staff member: Blue Sky Research and Development
John Turner .... production software support: research & development
John Turner .... staff member: Blue Sky Research and Development
Maurice Van Swaaij .... staff member: Blue Sky Research and Development
Jodi Whitsel .... technical director
 
Thanks
Steve Briggs .... special thanks
Pat Repola .... special thanks
 

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Runtime:
7 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Chris Wedge regretted that he didn't get Bunny into his movie Ice Age as an Easter egg.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ice Age (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
Bend Down the BranchesSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A computer animated short of sound perfection., 24 March 1999
Author: SirMoggy

A great animated piece is one that satisfies the basic elements of story, art, and sound emotion; but a true masterpiece transcends these essentials and brings forth the artistry of humanity. Such is the case of Chris Wedge's (Blue Sky Studios) "Bunny." Through stunning visuals and a heart-warming story of an anthropormorphic metamorphosis, "Bunny" is a flawless example of genuine animation. Although the story will most likely be misunderstood by children, it will bring a smile to their face none the less. I was touched by Chris' animated piece and I find it so rare to find an short (especially one that is only 7 minutes long) that brings such strong convictions.

Baking alone in her weathered house, hearing only the sounds of the lonely night, "Bunny" receives an unexpected visitor: a nocturnal pest. Searching for the light in such an unachievable manner, a single moth clinks and clanks upon "Bunny's" fixtures. The old ragged "Bunny" persistently tries to remove the hairy moth, but to no avail, the moth is slow to quit on its mission. Through anger and fury brings raw and nostalgic yearnings; her past is awakened while rays of light cover the darkness. Through fantasy and hope, "Bunny's" life is finally fulfilled.

Computer animation is a timely medium. The style and appearance of the film gradually surpasses its predecessor with the rate of technology. Only the story is set in stone. This aside, Chris Wedge and Blue Sky Studios have made the most visually stunning piece of animated film to date. Utilizing the latest in CGI technology and a technique called "radiosity" which replicates light in its most purest form, "Bunny" exhibits a sense of realism that has never been captured until now. The most subtle details are committed to precise accuracy: the fur on "Bunny's" body, the shadows and glares upon glass, and the camera selections and movements all contribute to its excellence.

"Bunny" won my heart over as it would do to any individual. It has proved to be one of the greatest computer animated shorts in all aspects of the medium in recent history.

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