Case Number 15975: Small Claims Court

BUNNYTOWN: HELLO BUNNIES!

Disney // 2009 // 96 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // March 23rd, 2009

The Charge

Hop and bop where the fun doesn't stop.

The Case

This is my first exposure to Disney's Bunnytown and I have to say: it's a charmer. The show is essentially sketch comedy for toddlers, with simple bunny puppets acting as the not-ready-for-prime-time players.

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Here's how episodes typically unspool: bunny puppets sing and dance, bunny puppets sing and dance some more, bunny puppets engage in simple but amusing skits, the first of two recurring live-action sequences kick off, this one involving two mute idiots, more bunny puppets singing, more bunny puppets dancing, the live-action gag, a goofy sporting competition of some kind hosted by a bubbly blonde lady, more bunny puppets doing their thing and there you go. Sure, it's featherweight on paper, but in execution, Bunnytown works: the musical numbers are fun, the voice work is entertaining (has to be the Australian accents) and the energy level is always high.

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This set brings together four episodes that aren't necessarily tied together with a theme; in fact, none of the episodes are theme-based. They're just happy little assemblages of kid-oriented bunny comedy. The shows on disc:

"Hello Bunnies!"
"G'Day Bunnies!"
"Bunny-A-Go-Go!"
"Bumblin' Bunnies"

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My not-having-kids recommendation to parents out there: check this series out. There's a lot to like in it and I'm sure your offspring will get a kick out of it, unless they hate bunnies or something. If that's the case, you and your bunny-hating kids should go away and stop bothering people.

The DVD: full frame and 2.0 stereo all the way, but shows look and sound nice. Extras: the "It's That Time Again" game, a bunny dance-along and previews.

The Verdict

Not guilty. Insert your rabbit wordplay of choice.

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Scales of Justice
Judgment: 90

Perp Profile
Studio: Disney
Video Formats:
* Full Frame

Audio Formats:
* Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)

Subtitles:
* None

Running Time: 96 Minutes
Release Year: 2009
MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Distinguishing Marks
* Dance-along
* Game

Accomplices
* IMDb
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt1238940/combined

* Clip: Color of Bunny
http://www.totaleclips.com/player/Splash.aspx?custid=907&clipid=e45341&playerid=69&affiliateid=-1&bitrateid=378&formatid=10

* Clip: Bunny Pirate Day
http://www.totaleclips.com/player/Splash.aspx?custid=907&clipid=e45340&playerid=69&affiliateid=-1&bitrateid=378&formatid=10