Project Peach is Pretty Proud to Present…

Posted in Production by Sacha

Today is the day we will officially say goodbye to the work title ‘a Rabbit’s Revenge’.

The title of the Peach Open Movie is:


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So no ‘Rabbitouilli’ (legal issues), ‘Rabbitribution’ (unpronouncable) or ‘The Butterfly Effect III’ (yes, there already is a sequel).

A little explanation about the title Big Buck Bunny:

‘Big’ because the main character isn’t small.

‘Buck’ is the term for a male rabbit. It’s also the name of a movie character played by an actor we used as a reference.

‘Bunny’ because…. ah, I’m not gonna explain that.


95 Responses

  1. Roksvamp Writes:

    Hey Nathan, this may be a bit off-topic but do you have Scandinavian relatives? “Vegdahl” sounds quite nordic, and you look a bit like the average Swede if you ask me (I can tell, as I live there) =P

  2. RNS Writes:

    Beautiful!!! I mean the the picture not the Title.I prefer ” Buck and the pack Nuts ”
    I was thinking about that old movie with Jimmy steward and his imaginations rabbit and the RATS Pack with frank S.

  3. MArco Writes:

    I want more youtube video about the team and the studios !! Please!!! make me happy !!!

  4. Jahmaica Writes:

    BIg bu bunkaslhjnny … sucks!
    Why not rabit revenge or even peach…

    big buck bunny… :Z

  5. cpegberts Writes:

    Big Bunny Buck is a much beter name, the sound starts high then goes down and ends high. Big Buck Bunny starts high, stays high and ends low. That’s not the way film titels work.

  6. Me Writes:

    Yeah, the title doesn’t seem to reflect the quality of the movie.

  7. WoOdman Writes:

    As a stand alone phrase big buck bunny is harsh in tone. I believe that it is because of the ‘ck’ in the middle of the title. Something like ‘Big Bullied Bunny’, or just ‘Big Buck’ already sounds a little better phonetically. You don’t want to have people miss out on this just because the name didn’t appeal to them. Do a little research into phonemes and the brain if you wish to change the title.

  8. oxigen Writes:

    C’mon guys, i really don’t understand what are you complaining about!? This is the only opportunity in your life for a free Big Buck!

  9. Numarul7 Writes:

    Haw about this tittles :

    Bunny`s in trouble ?!

    Bunny masterpiece ?

    The Bunny and the peach ?

    The Big Bunny and the Golden Peach ?

    Hungry Bunny`s ?

    Big and Puffy ?

    Rabittackle ?

    The Rabit and the Question ?! “Where it is the peach ?”

    `Cmon there are a ton of alternatives

  10. Thommo Writes:

    Don’t change the title to “Big Buck Bunny”, “Peach” was already an awesome name, simple and effective.

  11. Sam Writes:

    If you’re even considering changing it, I think just plain Big Buck sounds better. Just drop the Bunny.

  12. def-con-1 Writes:

    Rabbitribution is a great title wtf?

    and yes sacha my knowlege of gay porn is extensive and encyclopedic…..

  13. JoOngle Writes:

    Big Butt Bunny
    The Bunny & Nuts
    The Nutty Butty Bunny (argh, no..really)
    Jabba the NUT..(nononono..thats another…)
    Big Buckaroo Bunny & The Nutheads
    Gnawing Nuts & Big Bunnies
    Big Buns & Nuts (hm… I actually want to make that one)
    3 nuts and a BIG Bunny

    I´ve gotta stop…really….

  14. Johan Writes:

    Title sucks. Luckily I can replace (re-render) the movie title with my own title ‘On hares end’.

  15. Sean Writes:

    I like the title – yes, it does sort of remind me of a Bugs Bunny title, but I’m okay with that. I think it’s a nice nod (even if unintentional) to the heritage that all modern animation comes from. Can’t wait to get my DVD!!

  16. Cub Writes:

    Agreed, sounds better without the ‘bunny’.

  17. Carl Complaint Writes:

    “Big Buck Bunny” has the same problem as “Elephants Dream” – it’s just too ‘intelligent’. “A rabbit’s revenge” was pretty OK.

  18. Sam Allen Writes:

    Well, the title’s fine with me. I could imagine that people would have wanted a better title though, considering the awesome work we’ve seen on it so far.

    Honourable laughs:

    ROFL @ meschoyez “Indiana Bunny and the Rodents of doom?”

    ROFL v2 @ JoOngle “3 nuts and a BIG Bunny”

  19. Harold Tovar Writes:

    i think what the title is cool congratulations guys

  20. Clacky Selwog Writes:

    “The Bold & the Bunny” lol

  21. BB Writes:

    Drop the “Bunny”. It’s obvious anyway, and makes the name long and complicated to say.

    Big Buck!

  22. def-con-1 Writes:

    what if you just added “the” to the title, i think that would really help…

    big buck the bunny…..better?

  23. nailedem Writes:

    What about ‘Bunfight’

  24. mick Writes:

    Seeing as though we’re giving opinions on what the name should be (even though it’s already been announced), I thought I’d have my dig.

    Derived from BB’s comment on 7/2, remove the word “Bunny”, but also change big to little. “Little Buck” is a little more creative. Kind of like calling a red head “Bluey”. Opposites make for better titles.

  25. rdvon Writes:

    I don’t know about you guys, But that bunny scares the crap out of me!

  26. rdvon Writes:

    Sorry for commenting again, but I strongly suggest sticking to “Peach”, the community already knows it by that name, and It’s a much stronger name then “Big Buck Bunny”.


  27. Sago Writes:

    rvdon, your comment clearly shows you seem to have missed some information.
    Orange, Peach & Apricote are project names, NOT titles for the endresults (movies and game). It’s unrelated, and therefore unwise to promote the movie under the project name. Only thing to be promoted under the project name is the project itself.
    Peach out,

  28. JoOngle Writes:

    ..and so the BIG sago has spoken!

    (*crackle..*) BOOM!
    Whoops…something fell off…

    …maybe you’d better glue that back on…you know…and for g…sake put it back in.

  29. SharkVC Writes:

    The creativity lies in the animation, not the title. Unless it ends up at Sundance, the names doesn’t matter. Though if we could borrow from the bees, we’d call it The Bunny Movie. hee hee Nice work, peeps!

  30. Mark Keller Writes:

    Great render, and I like Andrew Theis’ signature thingy!

    But the name . . . is awful. I throw my hat in with Johan: “On Hare’s End!”

  31. nawabz Writes:

    it cool thst you havnt show any compositions or envirnment in the background to give too much detail away in order to keep people supprised when they watch the movie.

  32. spaceman Writes:

    A Rabbit’s Revenge is the best title so far. It’s unique and captures the essence of the short. The title of a piece of media always concisely defines the content – the name of a character is never used except in TV series like the Adventures of Bugs Bunny followed by the title.

    Films like Being John Malkovich are not even exceptions to that rule because the word ‘being’ signifies the story content. If anything, it should be called Being Big Buck Bunny or Big Buck Bunny’s Revenge.

  33. Sago Writes:

    “the name of a character is never used except in TV series like the Adventures of Bugs Bunny followed by the title”
    Donnie Darko
    Ace Ventura

    and the list goes on.

    And for your information, the title isn’t even his name, it’s a description of what he is.


  34. spaceman Writes:

    Ok in those cases, the character identity is strong enough to define the content. Big Buck Bunny is too generic because as you say, it’s not even the bunny’s name. It would be like me calling a film Fatty Fatty Fat Fat Elephant. It’s a fairly empty title.

    I also think people will be asking who Buck was given that it’s also a name.

    Can it at least be called:

    Big Buck Bunny: A Rabbit’s Revenge?

  35. Sago Writes:

    “Big Buck Bunny is too generic because as you say, it’s not even the bunny’s name.”
    A weak argument, as if only a name can reflect what the movie is about (a movie you haven’t even seen). There’s a fine contrast in the title that fits the main character AND the movie very well.
    “I also think people will be asking who Buck was given that it’s also a name.”
    People may see it as a name, that’s fine. Though ‘buck’ is actually a term for a male rabbit it will still work; the contrast in the title remains anyway. And wondering “who Buck was” only applies for those who can’t see the difference between black and white.
    “Can it at least be called:
    Big Buck Bunny: A Rabbit’s Revenge?”
    No. Depending on a title to explain the complete plot outline of the movie is in no way a necessity.

    Sago out

  36. FaBe Writes:

    Is it possible that the title is inspired by “Big bug man” a comming animation from studio-free studios?

  37. Moman Writes:

    Wasn’t the movie title going to be “Gnaw”?

  38. . Writes:

    Why didn’t they announce it right after they decided. bigbuckbunny.org was registered on January 24.

  39. rdvon Writes:

    Just to clear things up..
    I knew it was the project name.

    I like the project name better then the movie title.
    The movie title is horrible.
    Really, if you were looking at this short and didn’t know anything about it but the title.. Would you think it was any good, or creative?
    Bad title = Loss of audience, loss of interest.

  40. spunkycomics Writes:

    Buck, as in Unlce Buck? With John Candy?

    That seems perfect for the character, very nice! I cant wait to see it!

  41. spunkycomics Writes:

    oops, i meant uncle buck. :p