The Adventures of Brer Rabbit
is the title of book, a play, and a film inspired by the Uncle Remus
stories. The central character's actual name is Br'er Rabbit
, but the title is simplified as "Brer."
The book's full title is Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit
and was written by Julius Lester
, and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
. Lester received the Coretta Scott King Award
in 1988 for this work.
A one-act play entitled The Adventures of Brer Rabbit
was written by Gayle Cornelison. The play was first performed in 1977 at the California Theatre Center in Sunnyvale, California
, and was performed there for over 20 years.
The film was was released direct-to-video
in 2006, and was described by the Washington Times
as having hip-hop
influences. It was nominated for the Best home Entertainment Annie Award
. This was the last film to use the 1991-2006 Universal Cartoon Studios
logo, even when it was released after the new Universal Animation Studios
logo debuted at the end of Curious George
. This error occurred due that the film was finished being produced before the 2006-present logo debuted but its release on video was delayed until March 21
. However, the 2006-present Universal Animation Studios
print logo is seen on the back cover of the film.