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Bunny Children
Gender: The group consists of males and at least one female Bunny Child.
Race: Rabbit
Related: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit , Ortensia
Appearance: Small blue bunnies.
Enemies Big Bad Pete

The Bunny Children are neutral characters in Epic Mickey. They resemble young, blue versions of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and are his and Ortensia's offspring.

History

The Bunny Children first appeared in Oswald's first cartoon "Poor Papa". The Bunny Children are the numerous offspring of Oswald. They roam throughout the Cartoon Wasteland, having nowhere else to go after Oswald was defeated by the Shadow Blot in the Blot Wars. They have a massive appetite for Blotlings, and, despite Oswald's distaste, are very fond of their uncle, Mickey Mouse (perhaps a little too fond: see below). Some are found inside Ortensia's house, looking sad and missing her.

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Bunny Children

Gameplay

If as many as five Bunny Children crowd Mickey, they will grab Mickey and throw him into a nearby Thinner river if the Spin Move isn't performed quickly enough. They can be distracted by the TVs in Mickeyjunk Mountain, watching a clip from 'Steamboat Willie'.
Bunny Children in the Tales of Wasteland Comics

Bunny Children in the "Tales of Wasteland" comics

Big Bad Pete has missions where he wants you to round up and lock them up, despite being Oswald's children.

In Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Warren Spector confirmed that the Bunny Children would appear in Epic Mickey's sequel. When asked, Spector replied, "Of course! You don't think we'd create characters that cute and appealing and monstrous and not bring them back, do you?"

They are first mentioned by Ortensia in the museum while the projectors aren't working. She tells Oswald and Mickey that she worries about her Bunny Children in Ostown. Ortensia will eventually travel to Ostown and find the Bunny Children missing as the quakes have scattered them all over Wasteland, resulting in her giving Oswald and Mickey a quest to return the Bunny Children to her. Meanwhile Paulie of the ice cream parlor wants them too, so he can sell them ice cream, resulting in a choice for the player. The Bunny Children to be rescued are in Mean Street South, Disney Gulch, Blot Alley, the Train Tunnels, Fort Wasteland and the Floatyard.

Mickey and Oswald must lure them to pipes that will suck them either to Ortensia's house or Paulie's ice cream parlor. Interestingly, when all of them are brought to Ortensia, she gives Mickey a pin commemorating the 101st child, stating, "SHE'S such a scamp!" This means that, despite them all being called Oswald Junior, at least one of the bunny kids is a girl.

One of the kids also makes a cameo in a cutscene with the Mad Doctor.

Epic Mickey: Tales of Wasteland

The Bunny Children also appear in the Epic Mickey: Tales of Wasteland (digi)comics. These comics are a prequel to Epic Mickey and take place before the Thinner Disaster. The Bunny Children make a cameo in "Clock Tower Cleaners", and "Oswald the Lucky Duck", but have bigger roles in "The Game's Afoot", "One
420 Bunny Children in the Tales of Wasteland Comics

All 420 Bunny Children.

Scary Night" and "There's a Hole in the Sky". They play a larger role in the comics than in Epic Mickey.

They are quite the troublemakers, but most will gladly help Oswald and Ortensia when asked. They are all called "Oswald Junior" plus their number (for example, "Oswald Junior the 42nd") and there are 420 Bunny Children in total. The Bunny Children can also talk in the comics, unlike in Epic Mickey where Mickey can't talk to them at all.

Unlike most other characters in the "Tales of Wasteland" comics, they don't have their own character profile. However, they are mentioned in Oswald and Ortensia's character profile. Oswald's profile mentions that the children want to play with Oswald but usually can't because he can't put Mickey Mouse and the outside world into his rearview mirror. Ortensia's profile has Ortensia wishing that Oswald would spent more time with her and their children. This seems to confirm that Ortensia is their mother (at least in Epic Mickey and the comics), as well as Oswald not spending enough time with the Bunny Children.

Cartoons

  • Poor Papa
  • Trolley Troubles
  • Oh Teacher (Cameo)

Gallery

Trivia

  • Their debut short, "Poor Papa", was believed to be lost until Disney discovered it in the vaults. Unfortunately, it could not be included in the Epic Mickey game because they didn't have time to scan it in.
  • Whenever you complete the Bunny Roundup Quest Series, Oswald blames Pete and eventually tells you not to worry, because they have and will escape.
    Bunny children

    Concept art for Bunny Children

  • Despite catching the bunny children in a "Bunny Roundup" mission, they always escape. This is made evident because whenever you re-enter city hall (the place where bunny children are locked up) you'll always hear the sound of them coming out of the pipes that sucked them into their cells. Due to this, it's implied that they can escape and merely return to their cells when Mickey comes in.
  • In Mickeyjunk Mountain, it is possible to destroy Bunny Children if you knock them into the thinner.
  • As the Concept Art shows, they were suppose to have different colors, but in the final version they were only light blue.
  • In their regular state they are shown to have one tooth, but when they see a Spatter they are shown to have all of their teeth. 

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