Big Buck Bunny is a short animated film by the Blender Institute, part of the Blender Foundation. Like the foundation’s previous film Elephants Dream, the film is made using [Blender] open source software. Work began in October, 2007 and the film was released in an April 10th, 2008 premiere in Amsterdam.
The film is the first project by the Blender foundation to be created by the Blender Institute, a division of the foundation set up specifically to facilitate the creation of open content films and games. The film is being funded by the Blender Foundation, donations from the Blender community, pre-sales of the film’s DVD and commercial sponsorship. Both the final product and production data such as animation data, characters and textures will be released under the Creative Commons Attribution License.