Run Rabbit Run – Supreme by Supreme Magic Company(c. 1971,1982)
In 1939 the Englishman Harry Leat invented what became one of the best and most enduring children’s effect of all time: Run Rabbit Run. Like the Die Box, with which it bears some obvious similarities, it has inspired craftsmen and dealers ever since.
In the basic effect a cut-out Rabbit is taken from the magician’s hat and placed at one end, and performer says he will make it pass to the other end. Whilst he is talking the Rabbit is seen to creep across to the other end! Magician tells children if they see him go they are to call out and let him know. When they start to shout the Rabbit dashes back, and the children fairly hoot with laughter as they see him stealing from side to side of the frame! The door Is opened to show the rabbit really is still there, the magician tries again, but this time before he can get really started, a little rabbit’s head pops round from the far end of the frame. When the magician looks, the rabbit immediately vanishes. It’s a scream, and has the kids doubled up with laughter.
Now begins the game of hunt the bunny, and magician can make the tips of the ears shoot from one end to the other. The doors are constantly opened at each end alternatively, but the Rabbit is never located. Finally, all four doors are opened and they can clearly see right through the frame. The Rabbit has completely vanished! It Is finally located back in the magician’s hat or pinned to his back or a child’s!
This is the version of Run Rabbit Run I performed in my youth. It might not be as impressive as Jack Hughes’ Run Bonzo Run or the beautiful Run Wolf Run, but for me it is very practical for kids parties. It is about half the size of the bigger versions, and can easily be held and managed with one hand. This gives it plenty of flexibility. The larger size is certainly important for bigger venues, but for normal kids parties you don’t need any more than this.
It is true that there are more story opportunities with Run Wolf Run, but I performed this version 100’s of times and never found the need for more story – the kids were already screaming way too loud as it was!
Still the best kids effect by a mile. If you can’t find one of these early Supreme versions, don’t get one of the cheap copies, get Run Wolf Run from Chance Wolf.
Highly Recommended for kids magicians everywhere.
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