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6 April 1977 (USA) See more »
The Mailman decides to stop another deluge of letters by answering questions about the Easter Bunny: Sunny... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Fred Astaire ... S.D. Kluger (narrator) (voice)
Skip Hinnant ... Sunny the Easter Bunny (voice)
Bob McFadden ... Chugs (voice)
Allen Swift ... (voice)
Ron Marshall ... Hallelujah Jones (voice)
Jill Choder ... (voice)
Meg Sargent ... Lilly Longtooth (voice)
James Spies ... King Bruce (voice)
Karen Dahle ... (voice)
Michael McGovern ... Child (voice)

Laura Dean ... Child (voice)
George Brennan ... Child (voice)
Gia Andersen ... Child (voice)
Stacey Carey ... Child (voice)

Directed by
Jules Bass 
Arthur Rankin Jr. 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Romeo Muller 

Produced by
Jules Bass .... producer
Arthur Rankin Jr. .... producer
Masaki Îzuka .... associate producer
Original Music by
Maury Laws 
Production Design by
Paul Coker Jr. 
Production Management
Akikazu Kôno .... production supervisor: Animagic
Sound Department
Tom Clark .... sound effects
John Curcio .... sound recordist
Dave Iveland .... sound recordist
Music Department
Bernard Hoffer .... music arranger

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50 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Canada:G (Manitoba/Quebec) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Germany:0 | USA:TV-G

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The song "In The Big Rock Candy Mountain" was written near the end of the 1800s and was an ironic look at what everyone, but especially hobos, were searching for. It was "cleaned up" for this cartoon since the original mentions "cigarette trees" and streams of alcohol trickling through the rocks.See more »
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!
Chicken #3:Let's tell it like it was, girls.
Chicken #1, Chicken #2, Chicken #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 #1, Chicken #2, Chicken #3:How 'bout what came first, / The chicken or the egg? / What's there to agree on? / Just like asking who came first: / The fountain or Ponce de León.
Chicken #2:There was no egg aboard that ark, / Just a Mr. and Mrs. Chicken! / When the water dried out, they hatched an egg, / That should make the plot unthicken.
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Followed by A Miser Brothers' Christmas (2008) (TV)See more »
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A Rankin-Bass Holiday Special That's Somewhat Too Reminiscent Of Another., 7 May 2015
Author: Dawalk-1 from Hialeah, Florida

For the longest, I've been trying to find the Rankin-Bass special that featured and included a town called Kidville, where all its inhabitants are children and hadn't been successful. I remember catching those scenes of this special some years back on cable. It's no wonder I didn't know that they were part of this special, which I found out after watching it over a week ago on Youtube. I must've missed the title when I first saw those scenes evidently and I don't even remember ever seeing the special in full before then.

My thoughts about this special. I was going to give it the highest rating possible until I read the review by the member who gave it three stars. She made some, I guess, sensible points on why it isn't as great as most reviewers of this, and some others outside of this site, may make it out to be. The amount of stars I give it are between the lowest that have been given (or given so far) by the aforementioned female reviewer (my amount a little higher that hers) and the highest that have been given (my amount a little lower than the others). One reason I chose to give no less stars than six is because I like the Kidville concept. Another is it's great to see the mailman, S.D. Kluger, make a recurring appearance here, but there are several, other similarities that will remind viewers who have already seen the Christmas special, Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town, even right down to the title. There may be even more similarities than differences that would've set it apart more from that X-mas special. I just found out it's supposed to be a semi-sequel. In that case, I could overlook that, but then again, more sequels to originals should have more distinctions and be better. There still may be some flaws in this that I may have missed and probably never would've thought much of had the more negative reviewer not pointed them out, like how the villains attempted to stop the yellow train from reaching town and that another, better way could've been made for the villains to attempt. I presume I just have mixed feelings about it. However, I've now decided that the previous two, Rankin-Bass Easter specials are much better than this one, considering this is a semi-sequel. I don't really, completely dislike it, but simultaneously, I don't like it as much as the other two Easter specials and find them more superior. It's still nice and alright. One other thing I'll say is the religious references were a surprise.

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