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Rabbit meets Bobcat by jpox Rabbit meets Bobcat by jpox
The similarities are few, but many between these two.
I have a theory.
Since "Roger Rabbit" is owned by more than one company, Disney was unable to produce an animated series starring the funny bunny.
Cue in "Bonkers D. Bobcat".
But all-in-all, maybe it was best there was no Roger Rabbit series, it could have killed the character's appeal with audiences sooner than expected. A blessing in disguise maybe?

Roger copyright Disney/Amblin
Bonkers copyright Disney
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:iconemilydfan:
EmilyDfan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Well, 'Bonkers' was originally meant to be a show abut the world of Roger Rabbit!
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ROJOyNARANJA Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
I NEVER WATCHED BONKERS AS A KID, BUT THEN I SAW NOSTALGIA CRITIC'S REVIEW & IT CAUGHT MY INTEREST, RECENTLY I STARTED TO WATCH IT VIA YOUTUBE.... IT COULD BE BETTER BUT IT'S NICE, I KINDA LIKE THIS SHOW, BONKERS D. BOBCAT IS NICE, I LIKE HIM.
YEAH! I ALSO NOTICED ITS SIMILARITIES WITH ROGER RABBIT, EVEN ON ITS DESIGN, BUT I DON'T THINK THAT'S SO BAD, I JUST THINK DOUG WALKER EXAGERATED
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ROJOyNARANJA Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
AFTER WATCHING SOME MORE EPISODES I GLADLY SAY: I'M NOW A BONKERS FAN! BONKERS RULES!
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ratchetsly2324 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Student Filmographer
I loved both animations as a kid!!!!! :D
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FunnyFurryFox Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Why would they make something so annoying out of something so cute
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geek200 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
Bonkers:Are you trying to tell me I'm an character expy of you?
Roger Rabbit:Yes.
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ShaneySqueeBoy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit, Bonkers is literally just a recolor of Roger Rabbit! XD They have the same exact physical design and everything!!

Though come to think of it, bobcats have never had a very good reputation of being popular characters, have they? :P Bonkers, Bubsy... it's never gone well for them, sadly.
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GoForAPerfect2010 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015   Artist
Now tell me if this setup sounds familiar.
A toon and a cop...
ROGER RABBIT.
YEAH!!!
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ROJOyNARANJA Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
WALKER: EVEN THE SIDE CHARACTERS, ONE OF THEM BEING A "STICK IN THE MUD" COP WITH NO SENSE OF HUMOR....
MALCOLM & TAMARA: ROGER RABBIT
WALKER: I KNOW!! I KNOW!!
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JesterOfLullaby Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Putting it like your reason, I'm glad Bonkers was created rather than Roger getting his own series.
I love your style for these two.
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Visitor257 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
The effect with the the humans and toons interacting with each other is amazing!
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Wesdaaman Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student General Artist
:D
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MisterBug Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I live Bonkers!
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Atarster Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
COOL!!
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CottonCatTailToony Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's my fav both characters!!!
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holmesman Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013

I believe the reason why they couldn't do a Roger Rabbit series is because the Roger Rabbit movie had cartoon characters from other companies, such as Bugs Bunny. However, Bonkers' universe is similar to Roger Rabbit's because it is also populated with cartoon characters, just with Disney ones.

 

So, since Roger Rabbit is owned by Disney, I believe they could have made a Roger Rabbit series out of Bonkers but have all the other cartoon characters belong to Disney. That way, we could have seen Roger Rabbit working with Lucky Piquel in the show (or at least the first half of the show...).

 

By the way, isn't it a coincidence that Roger Rabbit wears red overalls, while Bonkers wears a green sweater? The coincidence lies within the fact that two OTHER characters wear red and green in a certain video game we all like to play.... ;)

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killb94 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
You know what's funny? In italian, the dubber of Bonkers is Marco Mete, who also dubbed Roger Rabbit in the movie and in the three shorts.
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originalnameless Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice idea, especially with the "mirror images" symbolism you used ;)
It's like one of my dreams where Freakazoid meets The Tick :icononionxdplz:
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brownrachel1996 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice Fanart! I personally like Roger better. Not only did he come first, but he was more influenced by the classics than Bonker was. Bonkers got most of it's influence by Roger, and I know the story on how Disney wasn't allowed to use Roger for a show. Still, neither are as good as the Golden Age Cartoons (expecially the 40s ones).
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LOUSIVA Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
I thought how alike these 2 were, lol this is awesome artwork! 10/10
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LunyToastyWolf Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011   General Artist
yaay cartoons ^^ *pokes them*
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GoldenAltaira Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
oh I miss both these shows. :meow:
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SSProjects Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Filmographer
All right! At Last! A Meeting Of The Mindless! :laughing: Well done.
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disneylouis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love it hey wouldn't it be funny if they did an serie with both roger and bonkers ?
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Lyra-Elante Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I dunno, he was used in the beginning of Honey I Shrunk the Kids. Isn't that by Disney?
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kyubisengan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
what WOULD happen if they met?
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katrover Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang ..... they do look alike. Uncanny!
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UBob Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always thought the similarities were funny!
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WlanmanReturns Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Gosh! Those two were pretty awesome though. I've always got this DVD tape at home. Becuase, I've seen six Lucky episodes in Bonkers perhaps.
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Pesterthefly Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Awesome idea.
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JimCarreyDude19 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Sweet. :w00t: Two of the most awesome cartoon characters together at last! :D It is amazing how similar they are, they could be distant relatives for all we know. :giggle:
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Krystalangel Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Well, they did make 4 or 5 roger rabbit cartoon episodes.
They're really funny and really cute lol!

I think Bonkers and Roger are cartoon kindred spirits.lol
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TheRainwalker Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Very EPIC crossover. Bonkers meets Roger Rabbit well since they're both owned by Disney it could happen.
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LissyH Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
great can i became this pictures for my group?
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pinkyapple Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Professional Filmographer
:wow: That's eery
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TimeKaiser Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
This reminds me how much I have always wanted something in Mickey's Toontown at Disneyland having to do with Bonkers.
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27ImaginaryLines Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Student
And now they must team up to save Miranda & Jessica who are both tied to train tracks & a bomb!~
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Zwollie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
Your theory is well....fact. Bonkers is a replacement for Roger Rabbit when a series starring him turned out impossible.

Very nice, btw.
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jpox Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
Thank you! Been thinking of doing another...
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rastaraccoon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
This looks very neat! It's just.. awesome =D
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:iconjpox:
jpox Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Thanks! I should do another version since a lot of people like this one...
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oneintheinfinite Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Theory is spot on bro
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jpox Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Thanks!
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RogersGirlRabbit Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
they are both starring in a youtube movie together. "Pooh's Adventures Of Who Framed Roger Rabbit" Bonkers is a surprise guest!
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megarob15 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Nice work.
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jpox Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Thanks! ;)
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Adharmageddon Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Lol I noticed the similarities too! :rofl:
I love these two characters but Bonks is cuter. I watched the sho all the time My parents woldnt let me see Roger Rabbit
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Roger- He looks familiar.

Bonkers- He looks tasty.
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Mad-Hatter-LCarol Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Those feet, that jaw, his beedy little eyes- not to mention the undeniable rugged handsomeness! XD

I can't believe I never noticed the similarites between the two until this picture. ((wacks self on head with toon mallet)) Stupid, stupidhead me!

Great picture, by the way, very clean and professional. And the way the boys are sizing each other up- beautiful!
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