The concept of the Crusader Rabbit was that of a crusading Don Quixote. The Crusader Rabbit pilot was about Crusader and Rags (Ragland T. Tiger) journeying to Texas where hunters were making life miserable for the Texas jack rabbits. See more »
In the late-1940's, movies and TV shows were already making the transition from black-and-white to colored. However, this transition does have a considerable impact on the works of studios. I mean, vintage visual media that are colored get to be featured in the media occasionally but those that are black-and-white pretty much just remain in the archive. That is the case for Crusader Rabbit. He was so forgotten that most viewers who knew Rocky and Bullwinkle never heard of him. I guess I should feel sorry for how he ended up being obscured. But after reading things about him, I can't say that I have such sympathy.
In this series we have Crusader who is a cute little white rabbit. Because I see pictures of him wearing armor, I guess that shows he's a knight. I was curious at first when I briefly read about him at the Big Cartoon Database. However, I became rather disappointed when I learned that Crusader's voice has been done by two bimbos. Is a talented real boy too difficult to obtain? If Walt Disney could hire one to be in Pinocchio's role, then those making the Crusader Rabbit cartoons should be able to.
Poor Crusader, I thought you were cute. But under that cuteness is cheap artificialness. This cheap series deserves to remain in the realm of obscurity.
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