Sunday, October 20, 2013

Spooktober: Bunnicula, The Vampire Rabbit (1982)

From the ABC Weekend Special comes an adaptation of James & Deborah Howe's Bunnicula, The Vampire Rabbit, produced by Ruby-Spears, which did most of the animated entries for the anthology series, which included some episodes that later spun off into The Puppy's Great Adventures.

Bunnicula's cast includes a mini-Battle of the Planets reunion of Alan Dinehart (also the voice director), Alan Young, & Janet Waldo. Young & Waldo are the unsuspecting parents who take in Bunnicula, prompting the family pets, Chester & Harold, to take action, thinking the worst. The story is told by Harold (Jack Carter, in a rare voice role).

No rating. Never saw this the first time around.


magicdog said...

I saw this one way back in the day - it was part of the ABC Weekend Special. It was repeated I think two more times during that series' run.

I always thought it was ahead of its time - a vampire rabbit does seem a little odd. Rather spoofy like Duckula. I believe it was based on a book of the same name.

hobbyfan said...

Yes, it was, and I made mention of that.

Speaking of Weekend Special book adaptations, the two Miss Switch two-parters are coming up in the next few days.