Who created Lola Bunny? Meet animators behind ‘Space Jam 2’ character's new look that ‘doesn’t make anyone horny’

Lola Bunny has gone from being a highly sensual pin-up girl to a strong coming-of-age sporty woman


                            Who created Lola Bunny? Meet animators behind ‘Space Jam 2’ character's new look that ‘doesn’t make anyone horny’
Many fans aren’t convinced with Lola Bunny's 'less sexy' look (Warner Bros)
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Ever since the previews for ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ also known as 'Space Jam 2' featuring LeBron James were dropped, fans aren’t able to wrap their heads around the beloved character Lola Bunny’s new look. She has gone from being a highly sensual pin-up girl to a strong coming-of-age sporty woman, causing a debate among the fans of the movie. While a few have praised the creators’ decision to normalize Lola’s appearance, the rest aren’t convinced with her “less sexy” look. 

Although animator Tony Bancroft and others worked on the animation for the sequel of the 90s hit, it was 'Space Jam: A New Legacy' director Malcolm D Lee who decided to change the way Lola looked. He reportedly said he was “caught off guard by the ‘very sexualized’ depiction of Lola Bunny in the ’96 film, and thought it would be better to change her look for a modern audience. Nevertheless, it is the animators’ vision of the character that’s left the internet divided, as they seem to be dwelling deep into her features. 

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Who are the other animators responsible for Lola Bunny’s new look?

Along with Tony Bancroft, Dan Haskett, who has been working for Looney Tunes since 1979, has contributed to ‘Space Jam: A Legacy’ as the animator. In May 2020, Ole Loken who is known for working on ‘Klaus’ confirmed that he is a part of the film’s animation team. 

Bancroft is a veteran animator, popular for his collaborations with Disney. His first job was as the cleanup animator for Roger rabbit in ‘Roller Coaster Rabbit’. He has worked character animator for movies such as ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Aladdin’ and ‘The Lion King’. 

Meanwhile, Haskett was one of a "group of young animators trained by Disney’sNine Old Men' that were confined to one small room in the Disney Feature Animation Building in the 1970s." His notable work includes ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Rock & Rule’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’. 

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Fan divided over Lola Bunny's new look!

Lola's new style and look has garnered a lot of attention and fans are pouring in in large numbers on Twitter to express their opinion. One user wrote, "Space jam 2 scene: LeBron James: hello Lola you do not make anyone horny. I respect you for basketball Lola bunny: thank you" Another added, "I'm all about pissing off furries for this whole Lola Bunny thing. But human or rabbit, people think being sexy and a strong female character cant go hand in hand. Lola was the only credible player to Jordan on that team. But people ignore that because she should look more frumpy".

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One tweeted, "why is everyone so upset about the lola bunny thing. y'all are just going to bastardize and sexualize her anyway just like you do with every other cartoon character" One wrote, "people really saying kids shouldnt see gay relationships and claim it's not JUST gay but any relationship and then turn around and be upset that lola bunny isnt going to be as sexy which one is it, should kids see sexuality or shouldnt they?"

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