Lola Bunny is an anthropomorphic female rabbit. 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.
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.
Although she initially turns down Bugs' advances, her feelings shifts 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, and 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
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
New Looney Tunes
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.
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).
- Kath Soucie
- Britt McKillip
- Kristen Wiig
- Rachel Ramras
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