Big Buck Bunny, We Want More!

Blender Institute, part of the Blender Foundation, made another animated open content film entitled Big Buck Bunny. The short movie is created using only free and open source software. According to Ton Roosendaal, producer and Blender Institute director, the primary intent of the film was to stimulate the development of open source 3D software, but the quality of Big Buck Bunny on an artistic level as well as on technical ingenuity is what you would expect from large animation studios.

I watched Big Buck Bunny yesterday together with my 3-yr old son. While Elephant's Dream has a darker storyline, Big Buck Bunny is the complete opposite. It is fun-filled, and the characters are indeed very entertaining to watch. The movie is actually about a well-tempered rabbit named Big Buck who is bullied by three rodents. The fun begins when Big Buck decided to take revenge.

On the graphics/visuals side, Big Buck Bunny is really impressive. If I didn't know that it was created by the Blender Institute, I would have thought that it was made by Pixar. If you don't believe me, see the official movie trailer below:

Big Buck Bunny - Official Trailer from Andy Goralczyk on Vimeo.

You can download the whole movie files HERE. It's all yours for free.

A little geeky note: Images of the film were rendered on Sun’s Grid at See how it works HERE.

My son really loves Big Buck Bunny, and since the movie only runs for about 10 minutes, he keeps on watching it over and over again. I hope there will be more Big Buck Bunnies to come :-)


  1. AnonymousJune 05, 2008

    The movie is stunning indeed. I think this looks better than Elephant's Dream. What do you think? I hope there will be a series of releases for Big Buck Bunny coming real soon.


  2. as far as I know the music was not produced with OSS