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Happy Chinese New Year!

February 3 marks the start of the Chinese New Year – and this year is the Year of the Rabbit. To celebrate, Miffy’s author Dick Bruna has designed a series of new Miffy images.  In a lovely little twist, Dick Bruna was actually born in the Year of the Rabbit, back in 1927!

Illustration Dick Bruna © Mercis bv 2011

Miffy is of course one of the most famous rabbits of all time. Just for fun I thought I would list the top ten most famous bunnies (in order of creation):
• The White Rabbit – featured in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland (1865)
• Peter Rabbit – created by Beatrix Potter (1902)
• Simply known as ‘Rabbit’ in Winnie the Pooh (1926)
• Thumper – featured in the Disney classic Bambi (1942)
• Bugs Bunny – made famous by Loony Toons (1944)
• Miffy – created by Dutch author & illustrator Dick Bruna (1955)
• Dillon – character from The Magic Roundabout (1963)
• Watership Down – a book and animated film about a herd of rabbits (1972)
• Roger Rabbit – from the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
• Energise Rabbit – created as part of the battery manufacturers advertising campaign (1989)

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