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Anybody Remember The Long Lost Cartoon Super Turbo Atomic Mega Rabbit?

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It's a shame that Saturday morning animation blocks are now extinct. Was there ever a greater anthropomorphic action cartoon than Super Turbo Atomic Mega Rabbit? Thankfully YouTuber Mr GeekyGod has salvaged the intro from an old VHS and posted it online for your viewing pleasure:

What, don't you remember Super Turbo Atomic Mega Rabbit? How could something so awesomely toyetic be so obscure? The answer is that it's a hoax.

Okay, it's a very good hoax. The first reference to this cartoon appears to be from six months ago on Retro Junk by super_bobo124. Then baxterstockman1981 linked to a model sheet of the frog in their only post on the forum. A post on Open Your Eye Lyds dated 2008 shows the author has purchased an original animation cel with under drawing from the program. There was an eBay listing for a Thermos bearing a 1991 copyright by Surge Licensing, a company that previously handled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Street Sharks. The video (posted March 10, 2014) is surrounded by openings to actual vintage cartoons in Mr GeekyGod's YouTube page.

If you were beginning to doubt your sanity about whether this was ever a real cartoon, the sleuths at ToonZone have debunked it. The dating on the blog post had been doctored, with the post actually originating on November 6, 2014. Beyond their credits on the video, neither Toddy Philogene nor WTL Productions exist. The actual animation quality feels too streamlined for 1991 & too pristine to have come from an old videotape. Even for an age of cartoon knockoffs trying to be the new hip thing for kids, the intro seems dangerously close to Thundercats for a lawsuit.


That's not to say that Super Turbo Atomic Mega Rabbit isn't a really fun bit of animation even without the effort expended on deep background hoaxing. (I was originally just going to show you this was a nifty homage video before I stumbled down the rabbit hole of its "history.") The lead appears to be Usagi Yojimbo merged with the platonic ideal of an 80's cartoon protagonist. Does the cybernetic fox give anybody else a Bunnie Rabbot meets Cobra vibe? The villains seem to include a full figured cow sorceress and a pirate giraffe! I'd watch Super Turbo Atomic Mega Rabbit if it were real. It'd have to be a better retcon than The Sentry.