30-Second Bunnies Theatre

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30-Second Bunnies Theatre
Directed by Jennifer Shiman
Produced by Jennifer Shiman
Written by (adapted by) Jennifer Shiman
Starring Douglas McInnes
Jennifer Shiman
John Mathot
Shannon Torrence
Amy Forstadt
Michael Dougherty
Bryan Singer
Kevin Spacey
Distributed by Angry Alien Productions
FEARnet
Starz
Release date
June 21, 2004 (Titanic)-2011; 2012-2015; 2018-present
Running time
30 sec. (some films run over one minute)
Country United States
Language English

30-Second Bunnies Theatre is a Flash cartoon parody series featuring films re-enacted by anthropomorphic animated bunnies in 30 seconds. The series is produced by Angry Alien Productions, the one-woman company of creator Jennifer Shiman.

The series debuted in 2004, when Shiman sought to create a humorous web series. She unveiled a version of The Exorcist, re-enacted by animated bunnies in 30 seconds. It received an overwhelmingly positive response online from a global audience, prompting Shiman to create more re-enactments. In 2005, the "bunny troupe" was commissioned by Starz! to make new shorts. Each Starz-commissioned re-enactment premiered on Starz on Demand before moving online. The series take on Star Wars was featured on CNN on April 16, 2006.

Angry Alien Productions released a selection of the shorts on DVD on October 20, 2009. Previously, the Titanic short was included on that film's 4-Disc Special Collector's Edition DVD, released in 2005.

In 2007, Crackle became a distributing partner.[1]

In 2008, Shiman won two Webby Awards for Online Film and Video/Animation,[2] as well as the People's Voice award in that category.

On June 13, 2010, Shiman announced on the 30-Second Bunnies Theatre Website[3] that, after six years and 68 shorts, she was placing the series on hiatus to move on to other pursuits. The final short at the time was a re-enactment of the film Evil Dead II.

As of October 2011, Shiman completed three more re-enactments: Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, Freaks (1932) and Michael Dougherty's Trick 'r Treat.

Shiman teamed up with FEARnet from 2012-2013 to make 2 additional seasons of horror movie shorts.[4]

In mid-March 2014, Shiman ventured into new bunny territory by re-enacting the life of Kevin Spacey (with bunny voices by Kevin Spacey himself) to celebrate the launch of his new website.[5] In Spring 2015 Shiman informed that she would indefinitely stop making re-enactments after Blade Runner.[6]

In January 2018, Shiman launched a Patreon page to crowdfund a season of new bunny re-enactments. In February 2018, Shiman released the first re-enactment of the new season, When Harry Met Sally, for Valentine's Day.[7]

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