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Bunny Rabbit’s Castle (Run Rabbit Run) by Future Magic(c. 1992) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
Since my early teenage years, like thousands of magicians before me, I saw the incredible entertainment value of Harry Leat’s masterpiece, Run Rabbit Run, when working with children of all ages. To this day I think it is one of the best children’s effects ever devised and I have owned many versions.
This version from Future Magic in Germany is very solidly made in wood and plastic with bright colors and clearly visible across the room. It looks amazing. It comes with two moveable bunnies, one that pops out at the side and one that runs back and forth. All four doors can be removed to clearly show the rabbit has disappeared.
Effect: You show your young audience a prop which you call “Bunny’s magic castle.” This castle consists of a brick wall with a door on the left and on the right. You put a white, flat bunny rabbit, a picture of your magic bunny Julius who has fallen ill, unfortunately. The children see how the bunny runs to the other side as soon as the door is closed. If you open the door again, of course the bunny is gone. Before opening the door on this other side, the bunny rabbit runs back to its original place – which the magician can’t see.
This carries on as long as you want it to, the kids will be screaming with pleasure, as they always know where the bunny is, while you, the magician, keep looking in the wrong place. In between times the cheeky little bunny peeps out from behind the brick wall, only to disappear immediately after, but suddenly turning up again in a completely different place.
Approx. Price: $195.00 (2021) ***
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