Open Movie Big Buck Bunny

Martin Brinkmann
Jun 1, 2008
Updated • May 23, 2018
Music and Video

Big Bug Bunny is the second Open Movie after Elephants Dream and it is really astonishing what a team of dedicated artists can create with a limited budget. The quality of the movie is excellent and comparable to popular Dreamworks creations. Unlike those, Big Bug Bunny can be freely distributed and is already available in various formats and on select video portals.

The video is available in the formats MP4, H.264, Ogg and MSMP4 and resolutions 1920x1080, 1280x720 and 854x480 as well as versions for Sony's PSP. The direct downloads are rather slow at the moment, and I suggest to use the torrent downloads for fast and speedy transfers.

Another option is to view the video on Youtube (ok quality) or Vimeo (better quality).

The story begins a bit slow but it's nice and entertaining. Have fun, exactly the right thing for a Sunday. The movie has a total playtime of 10 minutes, and the best way of watching it directly is on one of the video hosting sites it has been uploaded to as you do not have to wait to start watching it.

If you or your children prefer to watch movies on the television, you can either stream it to a  gaming system to play the movie, or burn it to DVD to do so instead. A DVD Iso image of the movie is available at where it can be downloaded, and then burned to DVD to play it on regular DVD players. Some video gaming systems can load contents from portals such as YouTube directly, which may be the preferred option to play the video on the TV.

The developers have also made available the entire Blender studio backup, which has a size of more than 200 Gigabytes. Could be an interesting download for users of Blender.


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  1. Famf said on June 8, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    That is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Teddles said on June 8, 2008 at 12:02 am

    Famf, get the reencode available at for x264 work. Closer to source yet smaller; whoopee!

  3. Martin said on June 2, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    First of only the 1920×1080 movie has that size, the others are considerably smaller. Then there is not only a h264 version of the movie, you can download others if you prefer those.

  4. Famf said on June 2, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    It’s because they’re really high quality. Also, they use Quicktime h264. Which just sucks.

  5. Jonathan said on June 2, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    It is a nice video from the graphic stand point, but he file is over 800 mb for a 9 min video! Anyone else notice that?

  6. Famf said on June 2, 2008 at 8:39 am

    It made me chuckle, and it looks great. Torrents were fast. This really shows the power of open source software, which is great.

    I heard a similar team is making an open game? Anyone know anything about that?

  7. Bruno said on June 1, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    I’m downloading it, it’s available on usenet (a.b.boneless)

  8. Dante said on June 1, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Cute flick. Great for the kids.

  9. Tobey said on June 1, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Can’t wait to see another open movie. Thanks for the update.

  10. darkkosmos said on June 1, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Animation is very good but story is lacking..

  11. Pratyush said on June 1, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Wooh,hoo…good to have something for download this Sunday. Thanks for sharing.

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