Created by Harry Leat, Run Rabbit Run is a classic children's effect, and several models have appeared over the years, with various animation features. It is a mechanical effect, where a Rabbit placed in one house (compartment) magically travels to another. What makes this a hit with the kids is the animation of the rabbit, which is seen to run from one compartment to the other when the performer is not looking, or peep over the side of the compartment as this is being shown empty. It finally vanishes from the frame, and re-appears in the performer's pocket.
The model we now offer you has some of the best features of existing models, plus some. It is a large stage size, (nearly two feet wide), suitable for use with any size of audience. Ideal when they have the complete school, and not just one or two classes of students for the show ! Sturdily made in wood, (not board) and laminated, with screened design. There are several animation features built into this model. A rabbit can be made to appear or vanish from behind either door. It can be seen to travel from one door to the other. It can be seen to peek from behind a door. There are 4 rabbits built into the prop for the animation, plus 2 for the original vanish and reproduction. Children's performers will find this a great addition to their repertoire.