The adaptation of Margaret Wise Brown’s classic children’s book will debut March 25.
HBO Max is set to premiere the animated special The Runaway Bunny, narrated by Tracee Ellis Ross and based on the classic kids book by Margaret Wise Brown, on March 25.
The TV adaptation by producer and director Amy Schatz will feature a performance of an original Margaret Wise Brown lullaby by Ross, and songs performed by Mariah Carey, Kelly Rowland, Rosanne Cash, Ziggy Marley, Kimya Dawson, Rufus Wainwright and Michael Kiwanuka.
Originally published in 1942, the Runaway Bunny book — with illustrations by Clement Hurd and the poetry of Margaret Wise Brown — has sold over 12 million copies and will be brought to HBO Max using traditional hand-drawn animation, narration and songs.
The Runaway Bunny portrays a restless little bunny who dreams of leaving home as the film adaptation explores love and childhood.
“The Runaway Bunny is a timeless classic about youthful independence and the strength of a mother’s love. Amy Schatz has lovingly brought this story to vivid life with an incredible group of collaborators,” Billy Wee, senior vp of original animation at HBO Max said in a statement.