30-Second Bunnies Theatre

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30-Second Bunnies Theatre
Genre
Created byJennifer Shiman
Based onseveral films
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasonsUnknown
No. of episodes87 (list of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)Jennifer Shiman
Running time30 sec. (some episodes run over one minute)
Production company(s)Angry Alien Productions
DistributorAngry Alien Productions
Release
Original networkFEARnet
Starz
Original releaseJune 21, 2004 (2004-06-21) (Titanic) – present (present)

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]

List of films[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sony Pictures' Crackle Programs 'Moving Targets' Hilarity Ensues!". 2007-09-10. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
  2. ^ "Animation 2008 | The Webby Awards". Winners.webbyawards.com. 2014-11-13. Retrieved 2015-07-29.
  3. ^ "Thank you for six amazing years of 30-Second Bunnies Theatre!". Angryalien.com. Retrieved 2015-07-29.
  4. ^ "FEARnet.com Is Unleashing Over 30 Shocking Short Films In 2013, Featuring Star-Studded Festival Favorites, Rarely Seen Gems And Much More". 2013-01-28. Archived from the original on 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2014-03-11.
  5. ^ "Kevin Spacey's Life in 30 Seconds and Re-Enacted by Bunnies". 2014-03-11. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
  6. ^ "Swan Song of the Bunnies: We Re-Enact Blade Runner. Then We Pack It in". Spring 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-02.
  7. ^ "When Harry Met Sally in 30 Seconds and Re-Enacted by Bunnies". 2018-02-14. Retrieved 2018-02-14.

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