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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' love interest and member of the Tune Squad in the 1996 sports comedy film Space Jam.

Space Jam[]

Lola has tan fur, blonde bangs, and wears a yellow tank-top, purple shorts and a matching purple rubber band on both ears tied like a ponytail, which may also hint that she is a lop rabbit. In the movie, however, her tank top was white, and her shorts and rubber band were dark blue. She also wore a black jacket. She has aqua colored eyes and has purple plum eyeshadow. She also appears to have a shapely body. Lola is 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, much to his excitement and near the film's end, she becomes his girlfriend.

Lola's personality and appearance 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. She is extremely independent and self-reliant. She is highly athletic, easily the best player after Michael Jordan himself. She is quite capable of easily charming men around her.

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 - A Christmas Carol

Lola also appears in The Looney Tunes Show, voiced by Kristen Wiig. Her outfit changed to a dress with two stripes, one on the waist, and one on the bottom, with the color being purple in Season 1 then blue in Season 2. Compared to her "trophy girl" personality in Space Jam, her personality differs greatly as the opposite 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 and Patricia, appear in the show as well.

Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run[]

Rabbits Run Lola

Lola appears as the titular character in the 2015 made-for-DVD film Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run, where she is voiced by Rachel Ramras, replacing Wiig. 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, calling herself the Auntie of Dragons, which was shown that she has the ability to tame and control all kinds of dragons, having been taken good care of them. It wasn't until the episode "Lola Rider" that she made her first real appearance, with her being a no non-sense, tough talking, clever trickster, yet very bubbly and spontaneous, combining both versions of the character into one, almost similar to Bugs.

Rhoda Roundhouse, who was previously used as one of Bugs' opponents, became Lola's main adversary for these cartoons, having to race and defeat her. 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.

Space Jam: A New Legacy[]

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Lola appeared in Space Jam A New Legacy, where she was voiced by Zendaya.

Bugs Bunny Builders[]

Lola Bunny appears in the preschool series Bugs Bunny Builders, where she is voiced by Chandni Parekh.[2] In this series, Lola's personality is an amalgamation of previous depictions. She is more intelligent and shows great leadership while still having fun with her friends/teammates. Her catchphrase is "Buckle Up" and adds references to the projects they build. Her performance in the series is more positively praised than her other appearances.

Tiny Toons Looniversity[]

Lola Bunny appears in Tiny Toons Looniversity, where she is voiced by Kari Wahlgren.[3] She is a chef and gym teacher at ACME Looniversity. Unlike most other versions, this depiction does not wear gloves.

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?"

Lola appears on a poster in a restaurant in Looney Tunes Back in Action. She was originally meant to appear, but the makers decided to have the Golden-Age cartoon characters.

Lola was originally going to appear in Duck Dodgers as a third member of Duck Dodgers' team.[4]

In the action-comedy drama apocalyptic Loonatics Unleashed, Lexi Bunny, who is the second in-command of the Loonatics team, may be her descendant. She seems to have inherited Lola'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), who tries to keep them away from each other before their date but fails miserably.

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
  • Looney Tunes - 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[]

Characters
Main Characters
Bugs Bunny (Prototype Bugs Bunny) Daffy Duck Elmer Fudd Foghorn Leghorn Lola Bunny (Honey Bunny) Marvin the Martian (K-9) Pepé Le Pew (Penelope Pussycat) Porky Pig Road Runner Speedy Gonzales Sylvester (Sylvester Jr.) Taz Tweety Wile E. Coyote Yosemite Sam
Recurring Golden Age Characters
1930s debuts

Bosko Honey Bruno Foxy Piggy Goopy Geer Buddy Cookie Beans Little Kitty Oliver Owl Ham and Ex Petunia Pig Piggy Hamhock Gabby Goat Egghead Big Bad Wolf Little Red Riding Hood Yoyo Dodo Mrs. Daffy Duck The Two Curious Puppies Sniffles Inki Minah Bird

1940s debuts

Willoughby Three Little Pigs Cecil Turtle Beaky Buzzard Mama Buzzard Leo the Lion Babbit and Catstello Conrad the Cat Hubie and Bertie Claude Cat A. Flea The Three Bears Schnooks Hector the Bulldog The Drunk Stork Gossamer Rocky Barnyard Dawg Henery Hawk Charlie Dog Bobo the Elephant Goofy Gophers The Dog Wellington Gruesome Gorilla Hippety Hopper The Talking Bulldog The Crusher The Supreme Cat Playboy Penguin

1950s debuts

Melissa Duck Frisky Puppy Granny (Proto-Granny) Miss Prissy (Emily the Chicken) Sam Cat Nasty Canasta Marc Anthony and Pussyfoot Chester Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog Toro the Bull The Weasel Witch Hazel Tasmanian She-Devil Ralph Phillips Egghead Jr. Mugsy Jose and Manuel The Honey-Mousers (Ralph Crumden, Ned Morton, Alice Crumden, Trixie Morton) Instant Martians Slowpoke Rodriguez Pappy and Elvis Blacque Jacque Shellacque

1960s debuts

Cool Cat Colonel Rimfire Merlin the Magic Mouse Second Banana Bunny and Claude

One-Off Golden Age Characters
1930s debuts

Owl Jolson

1940s debuts

The Gremlin The Dover Boys (Tom Dover, Dick Dover, Larry Dover, Dora Standpipe, Dan Backslide) Mr. Meek Russian Dog The Little Man from the Draft Board Colonel Shuffle Giovanni Jones

1950s debuts

The Martin Brothers Pete Puma George and Benny Babyface Finster Michigan J. Frog Shropshire Slasher Mot Pablo and Fernando Charles M. Wolf Señor Vulturo Mighty Angelo

1960s debuts

Hugo the Abominable Snowman Nelly the Giraffe Count Bloodcount Spooky Rapid Rabbit and Quick Brown Fox

Post-Golden Age Characters
Tiny Toon Adventures

Buster Bunny Babs Bunny Plucky Duck Hamton J. Pig Fifi La Fume Shirley the Loon Sweetie Bird Elmyra Duff Montana Max

Taz-Mania

Jean Hugh Molly Jake Dog the Turtle Drew

Pinky and the Brain

Pinky The Brain

Baby Looney Tunes

Floyd Minton

Duck Dodgers

Dr. I.Q. Hi Captain Star Johnson Commander X2

Loonatics Unleashed

Ace Bunny Lexi Bunny Danger Duck Slam Tasmanian Tech E. Coyote Rev Runner

The Looney Tunes Show

Tina Russo

New Looney Tunes

Squeaks the Squirrel Bigfoot Barbarian Boyd Cal Carl the Grim Rabbit Claudette Dupri Dr. Clovenhoof Eagle Scout Elliot Sampson Horace the Horse Ivana Jack Thes Leslie P. Lilylegs Miss Cougar Pampreen Perdy and Paul Perdy Rhoda Roundhouse Shameless O'Scanty Sir Littlechin Slugsworthy the First Squint Eatswood Tad Tucker Trey Hugger Viktor Winter Stag

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