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Lola Bunny is an anthropomorphic female rabbit character. According to Kevin Sandler in Reading the Rabbit: Explorations in Warner Bros. Animation, she was created as a "female merchandising counterpart" to Bugs Bunny. She debuted as Bugs' girlfriend in the 1996 sports comedy film Space Jam.

Space Jam

Lola first appeared in the 1996 film Space Jam. She has tan fur, blonde bangs, and wears a yellow tank-top, purple shorts and a matching purple rubber band on both ears like a ponytail. She has aqua colored eyes. Lola bears a striking resemblances to model, actress and television personality Anna Nicole Smith and is also voiced by Kath Soucie in the film.

Lola's basketball skills get her a spot on the Tune Squad, in which the Looney Tunes characters battle the villainous Monstars for their freedom, with help from Michael Jordan.

Although she initially turns down Bugs' advances, her feelings shift to affection after he saves her from a belly-flopping Pound, getting himself painfully squashed in the process (showing that he is willing to put himself in harm's way for her and genuinely cares for her). Acting on these feelings, she kisses him and near the film's end, she becomes his girlfriend.

Lola's personality is a combination of the tomboy and femme fatale archetypes, along with the confident professional women often featured in the films of Howard Hawks. She is a tough talking, no-nonsense woman (as displayed by her reactions to being called the term "doll," which she finds to be derogatory and highly offensive) who is extremely independent and self-reliant. She is highly athletic (easily the best player after Michael Jordan himself). She is also incredibly seductive in her behavior, quite capable of easily charming men around her (as displayed with the other Looney Tunes in her first appearance in the movie but with none more so than Bugs Bunny himself, her boyfriend).

Looney Tunes Comics

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In these comics, while starting off as a minor player, Lola sometimes headlined in her own stories, in which she was a pizza delivery girl working for "Machu Pizza", where she delivered pizza for gods, deities, and other supernatural beings in thirty minutes or less.

She often finds herself in danger much like Bugs does, and also much like Bugs she would get out of these scenarios through fast thinking and fourth-wall-breaking. These stories gave her a new character to interact with, her boss, Huactui, he would sometimes be of help to her, but would mostly just give her more and more odd jobs to do for the sake of his business.

The Looney Tunes Show

Lola also appears in The Looney Tunes Show, voiced by Kristen Wiig. Compared to her "trophy girl" personality in Space Jam, her personality differs greatly in this show, being shown as somewhat less intelligent, more clueless to her surroundings and situations, talks abnormally fast, and tends to obsess over Bugs. Her wealthy parents, Walter (voiced by John O'Hurley) and Patricia (voiced by Grey DeLisle in Season 1, Wendi McLendon-Covey in Season 2) appear in the show as well.

This particular version of Lola was met with a mixture of praise (for giving her a more dynamic personality and being funnier) and criticism (for deviating too far from the original character and replacing Kath Soucie).

Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run

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Lola appears in the 2015 made-for-DVD film, Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run, where she is voiced by Rachel Ramras. This version of Lola maintains her Looney Tunes Show appearance and personality.

New Looney Tunes

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Lola first appeared in the New Looney Tunes episode "Hare to the Throne", as the episode poked fun at medieval fantasy, Lola played a parody of Daenerys Targaryen. It wasn't until the episode "Lola Rider" that she made her first real appearance, with her being a clever trickster, yet very bubbly and spontaneous, combining both versions of the character into one.

A character by the name of Rhoda Roundhouse, who was previously used as one of Bugs' opponents became Lola's main adversary for these cartoons. Only two more shorts starring Lola were made before the series came to a close, leaving her with a total of four appearances.

Kath Soucie, Lola's original voice actress, returned to reprise her role as the character for the first time since the early-2000s.

Other Appearances

An infant version of Lola, voiced by Britt McKillip, is among the regular characters of Baby Looney Tunes. Like her older counterpart, she has tomboyish traits and an affinity for basketball. Lola is also much more childlike and emotional in her personality.

Other appearances include her role as the reporter in the direct-to-video film Tweety's High-Flying Adventure. She also appeared as a playable character in the games Bugs Bunny & Lola Bunny: Operation Carrot Patch, released in 1998 and Looney Tunes Racing, released in 2000. She was also a news reporter in the game Looney Tunes: Space Race also in 2000. Her lines in Space Race are "And they're off", and "Hello, is this thing on?"

In the action comedy Loonatics Unleashed, her descendant is Lexi Bunny who seems to be the first in command of the Loonatics team over Ace Bunny (the descendant of Bugs). She seems to have inherited her ancestor's athletic prowess and general witty and no-nonsense attitude along with her seductive charm.

Lola Bunny was also featured in a webtoon on looneytunes.com, entitled "Dating Do's and Don'ts". In this webtoon, in the form of a fifties educational film, Bugs Bunny attempts to take Lola out on a date, but Elmer Fudd hinders him, as does Lola's disapproving dad (voiced by Tom Kenny).

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Lola appeared in Space Jam A New Legacy. She was voiced by Zendaya.

Lola Bunny will appear in the preschool series Bugs Bunny Builders.[2]

Voice Actresses

Comic Appearances

DC Comics

Looney Tunes:

  • Lola Bunny - Temple of Thetzalatlhui - 2 pages - Looney Tunes #60 DC Jan 2000
  • Looney Tunes - Tazzy-Doo, Where Are You? - 8 pages - Looney Tunes #71 DC Dec 2000
  • LooneyTunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #75 DC April 2001
  • Looney Tunes - A Hare Gone Conclusion - 24 pages - Looney Tunes #75 DC April 2001
  • Lola Bunny - Cover - Looney Tunes #76 DC May 2001
  • Lola Bunny - Sea Monkey Business - 10 pages - Looney Tunes #76 DC May 2001
  • Lola Bunny - Cover - Looney Tunes #80 DC Sep 2001
  • Lola Bunny - Grandstand and Deliver - 10 pages - Looney Tunes #80 DC Sep 2001
  • Lola Bunny - Bacchus Against the Wall - 8 pages - Looney Tunes #84 DC Jan 2002
  • Lola Bunny - Mean Cuisine - 6 pages - Looney Tunes #88 DC Jan 2002
  • Lola Bunny - Bunny Changes Everything - 8 pages - Looney Tunes #92 DC Sep 2002
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #100 DC May 2003
  • Lola Bunny - L Is for Lola Bunny - 1 page - Looney Tunes #100 DC May 2003
  • Looney Tunes - The Tortoise and the Hares - 4 pages - Looney Tunes #117 DC Oct 2004
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #125 DC June 2005
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #150 DC June 2007
  • Looney Tunes - Moulin Stooge - 2 pages - Looney Tunes #150 DC June 2007
  • Looney Tunes - Take Manhattan and Run - 2 pages - Looney Tunes #150 DC June 2007
  • Looney Tunes - Tazzy-Doo, Where Are You? - 8 pages - Looney Tunes #188 DC Sep 2010
  • Lola Bunny - Sea Monkey Business - 10 pages - Looney Tunes #189 DC Oct 2010
  • Bugs Bunny - Will-Call Wabbit - 8 pages - Looney Tunes #217 DC April 2014
  • Lola Bunny - Bunny Changes Everything - 8 pages - Looney Tunes #218 DC June 2014
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #220 DC Oct 2014
  • Daffy Duck - The Rookie - 8 pages - Looney Tunes #220 DC Oct 2014
  • Looney Tunes - What's [Space] Opera, Doc? - 8 pages - Looney Tunes #239 DC Nov 2017
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #252 DC Jan 2020
  • Looney Tunes - Personal Fowl: The Story of Lefoghorn Leghorn - 8 pages - Looney Tunes #252 DC Jan 2020
  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes #255 DC Sep 2020
  • Looney Tunes - Bigger, Faster, Boom! - 8 pages - Looney Tunes #255 DC Sep 2020
  • Looney Tunes - The Tortoise and the Hares - 4 pages - Looney Tunes #255 DC Sep 2020
  • Lola Bunny - Mean Cuisine - 6 pages - Looney Tunes #256 DC Nov 2020

Space Jam:

  • Space Jam - 47 pages - Space Jam DC 1996
  • Lola Bunny - Back Cover - Space Jam DC 1996

Looney Tunes (Burger King Promo):

  • Looney Tunes - Cover - Looney Tunes (Burger King Promo) #2 DC 2004

Bugs Bunny #1 - What's Up Doc (TPB):

  • Bugs Bunny - Cover - Bugs Bunny #1 - What's Up Doc DC Aug 2005

DC/Looney Tunes:

  • Justice League - Cover - Justice League #46 DC Feb 2016

International Comics

Egmont (Norway):

  • Looney Tunes - Fortellingen om haren og skilpadda (The Tortoise and the Hares) - 4 pages - Tom og Jerry Aktivitet #3/2015 Egmont 2015

Gallery

Main article: Lola Bunny/Gallery

References

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Barnyard DawgBeaky BuzzardBugs BunnyCecil TurtleCharlie DogClaude CatDaffy DuckElmer FuddFoghorn LeghornGossamerGrannyHector the BulldogHenery HawkHippety HopperHubie and BertieLola BunnyGoofy GophersMarc Anthony and PussyfootMarvin the MartianMichigan J. FrogMiss PrissyPenelope PussycatPepé Le PewPete PumaPorky PigRalph WolfRoad RunnerSam Sheepdog •. SnifflesSpeedy GonzalesSylvesterSylvester Jr.TazTweetyWile E. CoyoteWitch HazelYosemite Sam
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