Why is Max mute in Max and Ruby?

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Max & Ruby is a Canadian children’s animated television series based on the book series by Rosemary Wells.

The series first debuted back in 2002 but modern audiences are discovering the show through Netflix.

The show follows two bunnies: Max, a rowdy and determined three-year-old, and his older sister Ruby, a patient, goal-oriented seven-year-old.

Sticking true to tradition to wholesome children’s cartoons, over time, sinister theories have emerged about the show – including why Max doesn’t actualy speak.

So, just why is Max mute?

Why doesn’t Max talk in Max and Ruby?

There are several unofficial theories as to why Max doesn’t talk.

One theory suggests that he is mute because his grandmother molested him at a young age, thus leading him to create Super Bunny, an imaginary hero who serves as his protector.

Another widely cited (but never proven) hypothesis is that Max had some sort of head trauma.

This is because there were reports of correspondence from the show’s producers indicating that Max has some type of head injury he sustained in the car accident that allegedly killed his parents, and Ruby is left to care for him.

The reason this is largely unverified hearsay is that Max and Ruby’s parents aren’t, in fact, dead.

They rarely appear in the show – with the siblings’ Grandma a more permanent presence – but they did eventually appear in episodes aired in 2016.

Discussing why the parents took so long to appear, creator Rosemary Wells told Nick Jr: ‘We don’t see Max and Ruby’s parents because I believe that kids resolve their issues and conflicts differently when they’re on their own.’

There’s a ‘Max and Ruby’ theory that the rabbits killed their own parents.

OK, what? Throughout the overwhelming majority of the show’s run, we never see the kids’ parents. They aren’t in the series at all. I’d imagine it has something to do with the fact that the show centers around the misadventures the kids embark on during their own little playtimes. This is a show for children at the end of the day, so who really cares what their parents are doing.

After five seasons and 14 years of the show, Nickelodeon finally featured the rabbits’ parents and I think it has to do a lot with some of the scary theories that were floating around the web.

Another ‘Max and Ruby’ theory points to the urn in the rabbits’ home.

People pointed to an urn that was featured in the rabbits’ home, saying that it contains the ashes of Max and Ruby’s folks. Some said that the two bunnies are engaging in silly games and mischief all of the time to forget about the fact that their folks’ died in an accident. Others are saying that the creepy little rabbits killed them, or it was the eerily silent Max who pulled off the heinous deed.

Why does Max not talk in ‘Max and Ruby’?

Just like the burning question as to where their parents are, there are several unofficial theories as to why Max doesn’t talk. Some tried to pass off fake correspondence from the show’s producers indicating that Max has some type of head trauma he sustained in the car accident that killed his mom and dad, and Ruby is left to care for him.

Obviously, this is not the case.

Another twisted fan theory is that Max was molested by his grandma at a young age, which explains the “Super Bunny” character, a hero who was created in his own mind as a way to combat the traumas he endured at her hands. And his fascination of playing with toy ambulances and police cars, theoretically, hearkens back to the traumatic car accident he witnessed that took his folks’ lives.

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