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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!


G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Fred Wolf Films


USA | Japan



Release Date:

17 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jenkki jänis 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?


Final film of Bob Holt. 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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American propaganda
20 June 2016 | by ravsten428See all my reviews

At its finest people! This movie should be used in the classroom as an educational tool about how America tries to fool us. This film was made to promote extreme patriotism.

This movie is an assault on how we view other countries government systems. Yes communism isn't viewed as good in America but other countries are allowed to use their own systems as long as they don't bother us. We don't need to run the whole world!

This short little cartoon actually reminds me of how McCarthy thought. Anyone who was even remotely against American politics but not America itself, was called out as a communist.

I would hope that this kind of garbage wouldn't be pumped out today, especially in a kids cartoon. Shame on whoever came up with this garbage!

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