Legend of a Rabbit

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Legend of a Rabbit
Directed bySun Yijun
Produced byDong Fachang, Xue Jiajing, Jiang Ping, Zhou Chao
Screenplay byZou Jingzhi, Zou Han
Music byPeter Kam
Release date
  • July 11, 2011 (2011-07-11) (China)
Running time
89 minutes
LanguageMandarin Chinese
BudgetCNY120 million[1]
Box officeCNY16.2 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 computer-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.

A sequel to the film was released in 2015.


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.