Legend of a Rabbit

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Legend of a Rabbit
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Directed by Sun Yijun
Produced by Dong Fachang, Xue Jiajing, Jiang Ping, Zhou Chao
Screenplay by Zou Jingzhi, Zou Han
Starring
Music by Peter Kam
Release dates
  • July 11, 2011 (2011-07-11) (China)
Running time
89 minutes
Country China
Language Mandarin Chinese
Budget CNY120 million[1]
Box office CNY16.2 million[2]

Legend of a Rabbit (Chinese: 兔侠传奇), released in the United States as Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit,[3] is a 2011 Chinese animated film directed by Sun Yijun. The film features the original cast of Fan Wei, Yan Ni, Zhang Fengyi, Zhang Yishan and Pu Cunxin. In the English version, it stars the voices of Jon Heder, Tom Arnold, Rebecca Black, Michael Clarke Duncan and Claire Geare.

The film was released in 62 countries, and was the first Chinese animated feature ever to be shown internationally. The film was a box office bomb in China, only managing to gross CNY16.2 million out of its CNY120 million budget. Responses to the film were also negative, with some noting it as a ripoff to the Kung Fu Panda film franchise.

The film was released on DVD in the United States in September 2013. A sequel to the film is in the works.

Plot[edit]

A rabbit named Tu'er has an occupation of cooking pancakes in Beijing. The rabbit is trained by a monkey kung fu master named Laoguanzhu, so he can defeat the master's enemy, a panda named Xiongtianba, who is later revealed that he is a bear. Tu'er surprised at this discovery, confronts Laoguanzhu about the events that occurred. Furious at his accusations Laoguanzhu begins to enlarge until he becomes a giant and then devours Tu'er. Everyone in the valley celebrates and peace returns to China.

Cast[edit]