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The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town (1977)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Musical | Family  -  6 April 1977 (USA)
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The Mailman decides to stop another deluge of letters by answering questions about the Easter Bunny: Sunny, a baby rabbit found and adopted by Kidville (a town of only kids--even a kid ... See full summary »

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S.D. Kluger (narrator) (voice)
Skip Hinnant ...
Bob McFadden ...
Chugs (voice)
Allen Swift ...
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Ron Marshall ...
Hallelujah Jones (voice)
Jill Choder ...
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Meg Sargent ...
Lilly Longtooth (voice)
James Spies ...
King Bruce (voice)
Karen Dahle ...
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Michael McGovern ...
Child (voice)
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George Brennan ...
Child (voice)
Gia Andersen ...
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Stacey Carey ...
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The Mailman decides to stop another deluge of letters by answering questions about the Easter Bunny: Sunny, a baby rabbit found and adopted by Kidville (a town of only kids--even a kid mailman). And when Sunny goes delivering eggs to the nearby town (which he has to dye to fool Gadzooks, the mean bear on the mountain), he discovers that there are no kids in the town, and that the rightful (kid) ruler is being suppressed by his aunt. But the young king likes Sunny's dyed eggs and jelly beans. So Kidsville, with the help of an old train engine, makes a few plans (and a decoy chocolate rabbit) to distribute them. Written by Kathy Li

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The three singing chickens are introduced as the "Hendrews Sisters". This is a takeoff on the famous Andrews Sisters, a trio who were recording stars through the 1940s and into the 1950s. See more »

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Child: What came first, Mr. Kluger: the chicken or the egg?
S.D. Kluger: Girls, if you please.
Chicken #1: Really? What a question to ask us!
Chicken #2: I mean, did you ever!
[chuckles]
Chicken #3: Let's tell it like it was, girls.
Chicken #1Chicken #2Chicken #3: [singing] What came first, / The chicken or the egg? / What a silly riddle! / Just like asking who came first: / The pussycat or the fiddle.
Chicken #2: The chicken was first, that we can prove / With a little Bible lesson: / When Noah took the animals on the ark, / That sure fixed the progression!
Chicken #1Chicken #2Chicken #3: How 'bout what came first, / The ...
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Followed by Frosty Returns (1992) See more »

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What Came First, The Chicken Or The Egg?
Written by Maury Laws and Jules Bass
Performed by the Hendrews Sisters
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Very charming, well worth the look
19 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Rankin/Bass have been responsible for some of my favourite childhood memories and I am very fond of a vast majority of their stuff now. The Easter Bunny is Coming to Town is not one of their best, but at least it is not another Cricket on the Hearth. The ending is very rushed and abrupt, maybe a longer length may have helped. But much more than makes up for that. The visuals are bright, colourful and highly accomplished, while the sweet and whimsical score and songs also appeal. The writing has many funny and heartfelt moments, and I equally loved the cute, zippily paced and well-meaning story. There are some good values and even some religious elements that don't feel out of place or heavy-handed. The characters are highly likable and engaging, and while I did miss Paul Frees the voice acting especially from Fred Astaire as the warm and loving narrator is terrific.

In conclusion, well worth the look and charming. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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