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Get To Know Your Rabbit Movies

Posted April 02, 2010 to photo album "Get To Know Your Rabbit Movies"

As a special Easter article, FilmInFocus puts together a list of the best and weirdest films involving our floppy-eared friends.

Slide 1: Introduction
Slide 2: Harvey (1950)
Slide 3: The Nasty Rabbit (1964)
Slide 4: Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972)
Slide 5: Night of the Lepus (1972)
Slide 6: Watership Down (1978)
Slide 7: Fatal Attraction (1987)
Slide 8: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Slide 9: Donnie Darko (2001)
Slide 10: The Brown Bunny (2003)
Slide 11: Hank and Mike (2008)
Slide 2: Harvey (1950)

Slide 2: Harvey (1950)

The first great rabbit movie never actually features a rabbit on screen, despite the impression given by certain posters and promotional images. The eponymous Harvey, a 6 foot three and a half inch tall white rabbit, is the best friend of Elwood P. Dowd (James Stewart), but is invisible because he’s a Pooka, a playful creature from Celtic mythology, seen only by Dowd. Based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Mary Chase, the movie features great, Oscar-nominated performances by Stewart and Josephine Hull, as Elwood’s sister who begins to believe that Harvey may, in fact, exist. Steven Spielberg announced plans to remake this classic film in 2009, but they were shelved shortly afterwards.