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The Adventures of the American Rabbit (1986)

To fight evil, a young rabbit can transform into a star spangled superhero.


Stewart Moskowitz (characters), Norm Lenzer (screenplay)

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Cast overview:
Bob Arbogast Bob Arbogast ... Theo / Penguin 2 (voice)
Pat Fraley ... Tini Meeny (voice)
Barry Gordon ... Rob / American Rabbit / Punk Jackal (voice)
Bob Holt ... Rodney / Penguin 3 (voice)
Lew Horn Lew Horn ... Dip, Various Characters (voice)
Norm Lenzer Norm Lenzer ... Bruno (voice)
Kenneth Mars ... Walt / Vultor (voice) (as Ken Mars)
John H. Mayer ... Jackal Manager / Penguin 1 (voice) (as John Mayer)
Maitzi Morgan Maitzi Morgan ... Lady Pig (voice)
Lorenzo Music Lorenzo Music ... Ping (voice)
Laurie O'Brien ... Bunny O'Hare (voice)
Hal Smith ... Mentor / Marvin / Too Loose (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Mother / Lamb (voice)
Fred Wolf Fred Wolf ... Fred Red (voice)


Rob Rabbit is a mild mannered rabbit with a great destiny. Whenever there is trouble, all he has to do is sprint to change into the star spangled superhero, the American Rabbit. Moving to the big city, he finds a job as a piano player in a nightclub that is harassed by a gang of jackals and their protection racket. Going on tour to raise money to oppose them, they are continually threatened by the gang. Against this, the American Rabbit must use all his power to protect them and stop the forces of evil. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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He's here to save the day!


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Official Sites:

Fred Wolf Films


USA | Japan



Release Date:

17 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Rabbit See more »

Filming Locations:

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$291,126, 19 January 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,268,443, 31 December 1986
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Brutal Bruno, The Jackals Biker Gang Member was played by the voice of Norm Lenzer, who was also the original screenwriter of the movie itself. See more »


Rodney: What's so important about this chocolate anyway?
Walt: Oooh, that's such a good question, Rodney. But tell me, do you like chocolate?
Rodney: Well, yeah, sure. I like an occasional munch.
Walt: You and everyone else. The whole world craves chocolate. And he who controls chocolate controls *everything*!
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Referenced in The Comix Scrutinizer: Down and Dirty Duck (2013) See more »


Minuet in G major (BWV Anh. 114)
Written by Christian Petzold/Johann Sebastian Bach
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It's a film called "The Adventures of the American Rabbit." Come on.
21 October 2012 | by jdennistSee all my reviews

THE ADVENTURES OF THE American RABBIT is so incredibly un-noteworthy I'm vaguely obsessed with it. The idea that something this insubstantial could get a theatrical release is a bit amazing--but then again, I've seen THE OOGIELOVES. In a theater.

What can you really say about a film like this? The plot is so thin that the same things happen two or three times just to fill up the space--and a lot of what goes down is completely irrelevant. This could have been a one-hour TV special, no problem. There's nothing really approaching substance here.

Is there anything to recommend it? Curiosity, I guess. It's well- intentioned (more or less). The villain is kind of cool-looking. It's weird and illogical enough as a whole to be worth laughing at. It's a film called THE ADVENTURES OF THE American RABBIT and it actually got shown in theaters. You can watch it on Netflix, on YouTube, or do your best to imagine it based on the bare plot summary.

If you were stuck watching this, it would be preferable to chewing off your own leg. It would even be preferable to being knocked unconscious. But...yeah.

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