Bunnicula (TV series)
|Based on||Bunnicula, by James Howe and Deborah Howe|
|Developed by||Jessica Borutski|
|Theme music composer||Paul E. Francis|
Paul E. Francis|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||40|
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Warner Bros. Animation|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television|
|Original release||February 6, 2016 – present|
Bunnicula is an American animated television series from Warner Bros. Animation developed by Jessica Borutski, produced by Borutski and Maxwell Atoms, and distributed by Warner Bros. Television. It premiered on Cartoon Network and Boomerang on February 6, 2016. It is loosely based on the children's book series by James Howe and Deborah Howe. The show is a dark comedy about a vampire rabbit who likes carrot juice instead of blood to strengthen up his super abilities in new paranormal adventures.
New episodes air same-day on Cartoon Network and Boomerang, but the series is currently on hiatus on both networks.
On September 9, 2016, Boomerang announced that the series was renewed for a second season.
- Bunnicula (voiced by Chris Kattan): The titular character of the show, Bunnicula is a vampire rabbit, and was once the pet of Count Dracula. He is very different from the original version of the character who appears in the books. As it was said by Chester, Bunnicula was found in a locked chamber in the cellar of the apartment complex that Mina, Harold, and Chester now live in. Also, he is shown to have a few vampire traits such as hiding from sunlight, sleeping in a casket, flying with bat wings, and draining juice from vegetables with his fangs. It has been seen that he cannot talk except for a few words (although Harold seems to understand him just fine). He cares for Mina a great deal but tends to cause mischief that yields supernatural consequences. Bunnicula sucks juices from vegetables (just like in the book) but different kinds of vegetables cause some kind of reaction in Bunnicula (sugar beets make him hyperactive and speedy, squashes enlarge his feet, onions make him cry powerful jet streams of tears, garlic turns him into a skeleton bunny, chili peppers make him breathe fire, rutabagas give him telekinesis, turnips turn the house upside-down, wasabi makes him spontaneously combust, leeks give him spider legs, eggplants turn him into a huge and hideous three-eyed monster rabbit, etc.). In the books, it was unclear whether or not Bunnicula had vampiric powers although he was somehow able to get in and out of his cage without opening the door. Unlike his Ruby-Spears incarnation, Bunnicula's ears turn into bat wings to fly. He also speaks very limited English on rare occasion.
- Chester (voiced by Sean Astin): Mina's pet Siamese cat. He is often exasperated with Bunnicula and terrified of the monsters and supernatural phenomena that happens around him and his friends. Deep down Chester is jealous of Bunnicula. In the books Chester is an eccentric Orange tabby whose wild suspicions of occult phenomena constantly exasperate Harold.
- Harold (voiced by Brian Kimmet): Mina's pet dog. He loves his friends Chester and Bunnicula, and their owner, Mina, but isn't the sharpest tool in the shed and appears to be a short-haired, brown mutt. In the books Harold is a ponderous, thoughtful character, forced to put up with the eccentricities of Chester and the new rabbit. His appearance in the book is also remarkably different, resembling an Old English Sheepdog, though he claims to have Russian Wolf Hound in him as well.
- Mina (voiced by Kari Wahlgren): Harold, Chester, and Bunnicula's 14-year-old owner who just moved to New Orleans from Middle America with her father. It was seen in the opening that she was the one who freed Bunnicula from his prison in the cellar with a key that was given to her by her Aunt Marie. Aunt Marie left an apartment to Mina and her father. Mina's mother is never seen or mentioned. In the books, her character is equivalent to that of Toby Monroe.
- Chris Kattan - Bunnicula, Man Brushing Teeth, Mina's Dad
- Brian Kimmet - Harold, 20's Gangster, Dracula, Gamer 2, Male Cat 2, Male TV Actor, Man in Dining Room, Officer Bacon, Plant, Raccoon 1, Zombie Vegetable
- Sean Astin - Chester, Caged Bird, Garlic Man, Nutty Pete, Officer Ham
- Kari Wahlgren - Mina, 20's Female Gangster, Bunnicula's Bride, Cool Cat, Customer, Duck 1, Female Cat 1, Female Cat 2, Female Cat 3, Lady in Flashback, Female TV Actor
- Ryan Alosio - Evil 80's Mouse
- Eric Bauza - Gamer 1, Gamer 3, Patches
- Suzanne Blakeslee - Madame Accoutrement
- Yvette Nicole Brown - Ms. Varney
- Luenell - Ted's Wife
- Arif S. Kinchen - Duck 2, Raccoon 2, Ted
- Grey Griffin - Lady on TV, Madame Polodouri
- Brad Grusnick - Cockroach, Mumkey, Spiderlamb
- Kate Higgins - Becky, Granny, Mother
- Richard Steven Horvitz - Lugosi, Unworthy Male Mage Cat
- Lara Jill Miller - 'Lil Capone
- Monie Mon - Marsha
- Sumalee Montano - Fluffy
- Daran Norris - Hole of the Unworthy
- Jim Pirri - Grimbyte
- Stephen Stanton - Knight Owl
- Audrey Wasilewski - Cassandra
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||52||February 6, 2016||TBA|
Season 1 (2016–present)
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Storyboarded by||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|1||"Mumkey Business"||Jessica Borutski||Maxwell Atoms and Jessica Borutski||Jessica Borutski||February 6, 2016||1.24|
|When Chester is tired of Bunnicula's ghoulish mischief, he decides to lock him back in the cellar, but this proves to be a mistake when a mummy monkey attacks the apartment.|
|2||"Walking Fish"||Jessica Borutski||Jessica Borutski||Jessica Borutski||February 6, 2016||1.24|
|Bunnicula and Harold plays some tunes on a mysterious harmonica that accidentally brings back all dead fish and they converge on the apartments.|
|3||"Spider Lamb"||Maxwell Atoms||Maxwell Atoms||Maxwell Atoms||February 13, 2016||1.12|
|After Harold comes home from having surgery when eating a soccer ball, Chester and Bunnicula commit to helping their friend get some rest and read him a bedtime story, but after a monstrous hybrid of a spider and a lamb emerges from the book, Bunnicula and Chester afraid their immobilized friend will be eaten, so they team up to save him.|
|4||"Alligator Tears"||Jessica Borutski||Maxwell Atoms and Jessica Borutski||Jessica Borutski||February 13, 2016||1.12|
|When a ghostly Southern alligator looking for her missing earring is haunting the sewers spreads a crying curse through the apartment, only Bunnicula can set things right before everyone drowns in their own waterworks.|
|5||"Muddy Harry"||Maxwell Atoms||Maxwell Atoms||Maxwell Atoms||February 20, 2016||1.04|
|After Mina and her friends try to invoke Bloody Mary in the hall mirror, Harold discovers that they’ve actually conjured a mud monster that he's super excited to introduce to his friends.|
|6||"Garlicked"||Jessica Borutski||Maxwell Atoms and Jessica Borutski||Maxwell Atoms, Jessica Borutski,|
and Frank Detrano
|February 27, 2016||1.06|
|When Chester feeds Bunnicula garlic as a way to remove his vampire powers, Bunnicula fur falls off and he becomes a cute, dancing skeleton, but after Chester realizes that Mina's heart will break if she realizes Bunnicula is a real vampire, he and Harold must cover up the problem.|
|7||"Whooo Is... the Knight Owl"||Jessica Borutski||Maxwell Atoms and Jessica Borutski||Jessica Borutski||March 5, 2016||1.24|
|When Chester realizes that Bunnicula isn’t enough to protect the Orlock Apartments from supernatural forces, Bunnicula introduces his friends to the Knight Owl — a dedicated defender of the downtrodden, but the family's new protector seems to be a little too good at his job.|
|8||"Squeaky Doom"||Robert F. Hughes||Robert F. Hughes and Maxwell Atoms||Robert F. Hughes||March 12, 2016||0.98|
|When the spirit of an evil Viking warrior known as Friendless Sven the Destroyer returns to life in the body of Harold's squeaky dog toy, he now wants revenge against whoever trapped him in the first place, which is Bunnicula.|
|9||"Son of Bunnicula"||Matthew Whitlock||Maxwell Atoms and Matthew Whitlock||Ian Wasseluk and Matthew Whitlock||TBA||TBD|
After Chester assumes that an eggplant will cause Bunnicula to lay a monster egg, Bunnicula decides to pull a prank on Chester and dresses up as his own baby.|
Note: This episode originally aired on Boomerang in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique in June 18, 2016, before its transmission in the U.S. This episode was put on demand in March 2016 before it aired.
|10||"Evil Cat Videos"||Maxwell Atoms||Maxwell Atoms and Karl Hadrika||Karl Hadrika||TBA||TBD|
Chester isn’t acting like himself lately, but the trouble doesn’t really start until Bunnicula realizes that Chester has been watching a possessed video cassette.|
Note: This episode originally aired on Boomerang in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique in June 19, 2016, before its transmission in the U.S.
|11||"Chester's Shop of Horrors"||Matthew Whitlock||Josie Campbell and Karl Hadrika||Karl Hadrika||TBA||TBD|
|Chester takes a shine to a sinister Venus flytrap because the plant scares Bunnicula, but the plant has plans of its own!|
|12||"Curse of the Weredude"||Ian Wasseluk||Maxwell Atoms and Ian Wasseluk||Ian Wasseluk||TBA||TBD|
When Chester desires to be human so he can impress Mina, he gets more than he bargained for after Bunnicula introduces him to Patches the Weredude. |
Note: This episode originally aired on Teletoon in 2016, before its transmission in the U.S.
|13||"Bride of Bunnicula"||Ian Wasseluk||Darrick Bachman and Karl Hadrika||Karl Hadrika||TBA||TBD|
Mina builds a vegetable monster for her science project, but when a blast of static electricity brings the creature to life, Bunnicula instantly falls for her charms.|
Note: This episode originally aired on Boomerang in Latin America in September 23, 2016, before its transmission in the U.S.
|TBA||"Vampire Rabbit Season"||Ian Wasseluk||Maxwell Atoms and Lane Raichert||Lane Raichert||TBA||TBD|
|Fluffy the Vampire Pointer sets out to vanquish Bunnicula once and for all when she suspects Mina and her pets are under his control.|
|TBA||"Adopt a Vampire"||Robert F. Hughes||Darrick Bachman and Edward Rivera||Edward Rivera||TBA||TBD|
|Fed up with Bunnicula's shenangians, Chester decides to put him up for adoption, but when Harold ends up being taken away by a kooky old lady, the two must put their differences aside and save him.|
|Bunnicula summons the ghost of Mina's cooking idol to aid her.|
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