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[Interview] [EXCLUSIVE] Interview with the Creator of Mi Bunny

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When we first ran an interest article to just sniff out your interest to know the humble beginnings of Mi Bunny, you Mi Bunny fans wrote with such fervour and love that simply blew us away. The MIUI news team, with the generous support and help of AlisaZ, are very pleased to present to you, our exclusive interview with Sun Guang Dou, the father of the ever adorable Mi Bunny (*Tune of The Godfather plays in the background):

[Question 1]: Was Mi Bunny the work of a single brilliant mind or a team?

[Ans]: I am Sun Guang Dou, and I am the creator of the Mi Bunny. In the early days, I was the only one drawing (Mi Bunny). That was about 2 years ago, and now we have a specialised team doing up the designs of the Mi Bunny. My current role is dealing with the creation of MIUI themes and our team is called “Turbo”! Of course, I still draw MIUI-related Mi Bunnies, and it still embodies my unique drawing style.

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[Question 2]: Why did you think of creating a mascot for Xiaomi and how did the idea of Mi Bunny came about?

[Ans]: I had joined Xiaomi for about a year, and one day, the MIUI team main lead, Ah Li, came over and told me that we needed a mascot, and then we had a brainstorming session with everyone on what could be our mascot. We had pretty wild ideas, like crocodiles and dragons (!!), but we finally settled on it being a bunny (phew!). As MIUI's slogan was "Born out of passion", we shared it (MIUI) freely with our fans. We wanted the mascot to embody a spirit of revolution in the same way that MIUI and Xiaomi revolutionises the industry,
as well reflect the passion of the fan community, so we added the elements of the Lei Feng cap (the green army cap and symbolic star) & the bold red scarf that many of us could identify with.

[Question 3]: Is Mi Bunny always Male? Why male? Are there plans for a female Mi Bunny character?

[Ans]: In the initial design phase, Mi Bunny had no specific gender, but my drawing style did personify it as a male. One day, we had a designer that suggested to create a female Mi Bunny, and she created the perfect companion to Mi Bunny ("米兔") and named it Mi Niu ("米妞").We then made a MIUI theme ("米妞") out of this character. She doesn't appear as often as Mi Bunny and we haven't thought of more ideas to feature her (Mi Niu) yet.

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Awww... ain't the two such a cute couple!

[Question 4]: How would you describe the personality of Mi Bunny?

[Ans]: In the initial design phase, Mi Bunny was thought up as a character that is quite alternative and quirky in personality, yet non-flippant and rather serious in what it chooses to do. It has the character of not being afraid to challenge the norm, and is proud to express itself and the values that it believes in.
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[Question 5]: Tell us more about yourself!

[Ans]: I am based in China, I am 31 years old in age, married and is a proud father to my daughter.

[SPECIAL question from the fans in MIUI forum]: Could you create a “The Story of Mi Bunny” movie / short animation for us?

[Ans]: I think this is a great idea and I would love to do so in my free time, though my main work now is in the design of MIUI themes.

*************** EXCLUSIVE *****************
Time to put a face to the name! We are proud to share with you, for the very first time, the father of Mi Bunny!

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(God)Father of Mi Bunny ("米兔")

As well as some of the never-seen-before initial sketches of Mi Bunny!


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The very first draft of Mi Bunny! (It has come a long long way! :P)



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And that concludes our exclusive interview! Let us know what you think, and if you would like us to cover more about the Mi Bunny (e.g. Whether there are plans to develop more costumes for Mi Bunny, how to be part of the design team, etc etc) and we will definitely listen up for an interesting idea to cover!


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Nice info of the person who started the Mi-Bunny addiction to most of us

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Really cool interview and cool sketches! Learned a lot about MI bunny :)

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wow glad to know the father of mibunny

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Thanks for the nice work, Christine!

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Well done! Thanks for your cool work@Christine_MI

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Whhheeeee great interview!! More about mitu please   And hopefully more mi niu's creation will be up.
Thank you very much!

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