Thursday, April 28, 2016

X is for the Checkered-Eared Rabbit

Plush Rabbit Square-Ears?...
This is as close as I'm going to get to X, so bear with me.

A plush rabbit lives in an attic and spies on people until his services are needed, at which point he uses his large ears to helicopter down and save the day.
A kockásfülű nyúl (The checkered-eared rabbit) is an animated TV show that aired 26 episodes between 1974 and 1976. I actually am not sure if the rabbit is a he or a she, or something else, because Hungarian language is gender-neutral, and also no one speaks in the entire show. Therefore, it is easily watchable for children of any language.

Once again this is a show that is mostly known for the ridiculous adorableness of its main character. You can buy Checkered-Eared Rabbit plushies in several stores in Hungary, and people recognize them as part of their childhood. Rabbit always carries a large spyglass, and looking through it sees children getting into trouble - ruining a birthday cake, losing a drawing, being bullied, etc. Rabbit then helicopters down with his large checkered ears to help them solve the situation. The episodes are short, and come with cheerful music (that can get a bit repetitive). It is great fun for smaller children.

Watch episodes of the show here.


  1. Awww, he's such a cute rabbit and I love his ear.

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
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    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  2. Love how he can use his ears as helicopter blades.

  3. Hah. And I came home from Budapest with embroidered table runners. I could have had a cute rabbit instead. You have some very interesting cartoons.