Few interesting facts about Bugs Bunny`s female counterpart in Space Jam
We already know that Honey Bunny eventually didn`t appear in Space Jam because of being visually close to Bugs Bunny. That`s why Lola Bunny apppeared at her place.
This, however, is not the only interesting fact regarding Bugs` female counterpart in this movie. In 2005 one of creators of "Space Jam", Bob Guthrie, shared on a discussion group alt.fan.furry some other interesting facts that are worthy mentioning here.
It`s not Guthrie who created Lola Bunny!
On many Looney Tunes-related websites you may find information that it`s Bob Guthrie who created Lola Bunny. However, the truth is that the whole idea of creating new female counterpart for Bugs came from Dan Romanelli, a CEO of Warner Bros. Consumer Products. When Lola Bunny apppeared, works on a screenplay for "Space Jam" were in advanced stage so they needed her to "write in" to the story very quickly. Because of lack of time they didn`t get to develop her personality very much - and it`s one thing that influences her reception by some more demanding fans of Looney Tunes...
Among proposed names for the girl bunny was... Honey Bunny.
Why has it been proposed, we don`t know. Maybe it was meant as a reference to other character that was already present for years? Other, eventually rejected names included Bunni Bunny, Bunni Rabbit, Barbara Bunny (this proposition came from Warner Bros. feature Animation) and Sweet Bunni.
Be my red Valentine...
- this is probably what the chief of artist crew in Warner Bros Consumer Products had in mind. He proposed Bugs Bunny`s counterpart to be... a female fox. This idea has eventually been rejected when Ivan Reitman became the leader of WBFA.