Rabbids Invasion

Rabbids Invasion (French: Les Lapins Crétins : Invasion) is a French computer-animated television series based on Ubisoft's Raving Rabbids video game series. It is a co-production of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, TeamTO and CNC. The show premiered on 3 August 2013 on France 3. Three seasons, each with 26 episodes, aired between 2013 and 2017. A fourth season aired on France 3 in 2018 and it was released worldwide through Netflix on 1 July 2019.[1][2] A Mars-set Rabbids Invasion special is in the works.[3]

Rabbids Invasion
Rabbids Invasion logo.svg
GenreComedy
Slapstick
Animation
Created byUbisoft
Developed byJean-Louis Momus
Directed by
  • Akama
  • Fabien Ouvrard (also art)
  • Stéphane Mit
  • Laurent Masson
  • Philippe Riche
  • Franz Kirchner
Voices ofDamien Laquet
David Coburn
David Gasman
Barbara Scaff
Theme music composerLe Belle Equipe
ComposerLe Belle Equipe
Country of originFrance
Original languagesFrench
English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes104 (312 segments) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Jean-Julien Baronnet (S1–3)
  • Didier Lupfer (S1–2)
  • Yves Guillemot (S4)
Producers
  • Frédéric Thonet (S1–4)
  • Fannie Pailloux (S1–3)
  • Damien Leyris (S2)
  • Ruben Berissi (S3)
EditorJulien Hell
Running time21 minutes (3–7 minute segments)
Production companies
Release
Original networkFrance 3
Picture format1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release3 August 2013 (2013-08-03) –
23 June 2017 (2017-06-23)
External links
Website

CastEdit

  • Damien Laquet as the Rabbids

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
02January 27, 2011 (2011-01-27)February 15, 2012 (2012-02-15)
126August 3, 2013 (2013-08-03)December 6, 2014 (2014-12-06)
226October 11, 2014 (2014-10-11)June 14, 2016 (2016-06-14)
326June 21, 2016 (2016-06-21)June 23, 2017 (2017-06-23)
426September 1, 2018 (2018-09-01)July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01)
526August 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)January 18, 2020 (2020-01-18)

ProductionEdit

In October 2010, Ubisoft and Aardman announced a partnership to produce a TV series pilot and several shorts based on Ubisoft's Raving Rabbids franchise.[4] The following year, it was announced that 78 animated episodes would be made by Ubisoft's Montreuil-based studio Ubisoft Motion Pictures as its first in-house production.[5] In the United States, the series premiered on Nickelodeon on 3 August 2013.[6] On 17 December 2013 the series was renewed for a second season of 26 half-hour blocks, with three segments per block.[7] On 16 June 2015 it was renewed for a third season.[8] A fourth season was announced in July 2018. This season was not aired by Nickelodeon, and it instead aired on France 3 and Netflix.[9]

BroadcastEdit

The series airs on France 3 in France. In China, Rabbids Invasion ranked as the most-watched children's television series in 2017, having gathered over a billion views.[10] Disney Channel Asia premiered the fourth season of Rabbids Invasion on 8 July 2019. The series also premiered in the United States on Nickelodeon on 3 August 2013.

ReceptionEdit

Emily Ashby of Common Sense Media gave the show two out of five stars, stating: "Rabbids Invasion tones down the violence for the characters' jump from gaming to the TV, but they still have a lot of fun at the expense of each other and of unsuspecting bystanders, and a lot of their antics would be frowned upon in the real world (using chickens' butts as egg shooters in a mock battle, for instance). Ultimately, though, it's rude, crude, and minimally taxing on viewers' sense of comprehension, so for better or worse, it's bound to appeal to the grade-school set."[11]

Video gameEdit

At the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo, it was announced that Rabbids Invasion would be adapted into an interactive TV series, titled Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show.[12] The game, which would combine existing television episodes with a series of challenges, was released on Xbox 360, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in November 2014, requiring a Kinect or PlayStation Camera, respectively.[13]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://usa.newonnetflix.info/info/80005772
  2. ^ https://variety.com/2018/film/news/rabbids-invasion-renewed-1202974477/
  3. ^ Stanley, Patrick (October 10, 2019). "Ubisoft Planning Animated TV Adaptations of Popular Game Franchises (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  4. ^ Ubisoft & Aardman to Create Pilot for Animated Television Show Based on Raving Rabbids, IGN
  5. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (October 6, 2011). "Nick licenses 'Raving Rabbids'". Variety. Retrieved October 6, 2011.
  6. ^ "Rabbids Invasion: Debut Date Announced and Trailer Revealed". IGN. July 12, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  7. ^ "'Rabbids Invasion' renewed for second season". Polygon. December 18, 2013. Archived from the original on December 20, 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  8. ^ Elsa Keslassy. "French Toon Studio TeamTO Sells 'YellowBird' to Universal". Variety. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  9. ^ Les Lapins Crétins Invasion (July 10, 2018), Les Lapins Crétins – Teaser Saison 4, retrieved October 17, 2018
  10. ^ Dickson, Jeremy (September 22, 2017). "With Nintendo's help, Ubisoft grows Rabbids brand in Asia". Kidscreen.
  11. ^ Emily Ashby. "Rabbids Invasion – Television Review". Commonsensemedia.org. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
  12. ^ "Ubisoft® Makes Interactive TV A Reality With Creation Of Rabbids® Invasion The Interactive TV Show" (Press release). Ubisoft. June 10, 2013. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  13. ^ Anne Lewis (June 9, 2013). "Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show coming this year". Ubisoft. Retrieved October 10, 2014.

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