A good story can take a child on a voyage into the imagination and change a life forever. Combining today's brightest stars with top musicians, we at Rabbit Ears Entertainment, LLC are committed to restoring the lost art of storytelling through our videos, books, and audio recordings. The result is award-winning entertainment that's as enjoyable for adults as it is for children.

Where We Are Today

Believing that quality entertainment can inspire children with an appreciation for literature, art and music, Mark Sottnick and Doris Wilhousky established Rabbit Ears from their kitchen table in 1985 and began work on the first production, The Velveteen Rabbit, at the Palace Production Center in South Norwalk, Conn.

Sixty-three titles later, in the mid-1990s, Rabbit Ears changed hands, and the beloved library of books, videos and CDs fell out of active distribution, although word-of-mouth praise for the programs kept them in circulation via the World Wide Web. Then, in the year 2000, Chris Campbell, one of the original Rabbit Ears creative partners and investors, regained control of the assets and together with founders Mark and Doris, set in motion the re-birth of Rabbit Ears, now known as Rabbit Ears Entertainment, LLC.

Today the children's entertainment company is once again based within its original home at the Palace Production Center, the production studio in South Norwalk, Conn., where the story began so very long ago. Campbell and Sottnick, now co-executive producers, are working on producing new titles for the Rabbit Ears library, the first of which, "Tom Thumb," was released as an audiobook and DVD early in 2008. A book version is soon to follow.

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The Story Behind Our Stories

Rabbit Ears Entertainment, LLC is an entertainment company committed to the creation of family programming that reflects a deep respect for the intelligence and sense of humor of today’s audiences. Our classic children’s stories are brought to life by the world’s most respected narrators, musicians, and illustrators. Narrated by Hollywood’s top celebrities, scored by renowned musicians, and illustrated by well-known artists, our programs have earned a reputation for achieving the highest degree of artistic quality. The resulting books, videos, and audio products have earned many prestigious awards from design, educational, and entertainment organizations.

Believing that quality entertainment can inspire children with an appreciation for literature, art and music, Mark Sottnick and Doris Wilhousky established Rabbit Ears from their kitchen table in 1985. Based on the belief that quality sells and that adults want the very best for their children—and are looking for books and videos that they can enjoy sharing with their children—Rabbit Ears stories endeavor to enhance development and to encourage creative thinking skills.

The high-quality profile of Rabbit Ears’ products is evidenced by a list of 60+ titles and relationships with major Hollywood personalities including Meg Ryan, Mel Gibson, Meryl Streep, B. B. King, Whoopi Goldberg, George Winston, Jack Nicholson, Garrison Keillor, and many others. Likewise, relationships built with companies such as Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Macmillan/McGraw-Hill further enhance Rabbit Ears’ prestigious reputation. In January of 1997, through a cooperative effort, CBS aired Rabbit Ears’ first live action movie-of-the-week, a special called "Keeping the Promise."

In the 1990's Rabbit Ears Radio was distributed nationwide by PRI (Public Radio International), one of the two main public radio networks in the United States, winning the National Education Association Advancement of Learning Through Broadcast Award in 1995. The success of Rabbit Ears has been resoundingly affirmed by the countless prizes awarded to our stories in the children’s video, audio, and book categories, including:

  • 2 Grammy Awards
  • 18 Grammy Award nominations
  • 21 Parents' Choice Awards
  • A Parents' Choice Award for the Entire Storybook Classics series
  • 7 Action for Children's Television awards
  • A National Education Association Award
  • The Humanitas Prize