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The Adventures of the American Rabbit (1986)

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

Writers:

Stewart Moskowitz (characters), Norm Lenzer (screenplay)
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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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!


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Fred Wolf Films

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Rabbit See more »

Filming Locations:

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$291,126, 19 January 1986

Gross USA:

$1,268,443

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,268,443
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first theatrically released animated film to star Kenneth Mars, later he'd go onto voice King Triton in The Little Mermaid (1989), Professor Screweyes in We're Back a Dinosaur's Story (1993), and King Colbert in Thumbelina (1994). See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in The Comix Scrutinizer: Down and Dirty Duck (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Minuet in G major (BWV Anh. 114)
Written by Christian Petzold/Johann Sebastian Bach
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Well, The Chocolate Moose was good.
29 September 1999 | by Oli-PSee all my reviews

Imagine turning the American national anthem into a cartoon. Throw in a couple of cute animals, some terrible puns and a pair of roller skates and you'd find yourself with almost an exact replica of this film.

I remember seeing this when I was younger; I made my Mother rent it from the video shop about 5 times. The story itself isn't too bad, it's just that any Marxists watching would certainly have something to complain about.

If you don't like America you won't like this film.


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