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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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Very charming, well worth the look See more (7 total) »


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Fred Astaire ... S.D. Kluger (narrator) (voice)

Skip Hinnant ... Sunny the Easter Bunny (voice)
Bob McFadden ... Chugs (voice)
Allen Swift ... Gadzooks / Newsreel Announcer, blue engine / Red Engine / Town Guard (voice)
Ron Marshall ... Hallelujah Jones (voice)
Jill Choder ... Chicken #1 / Chicken #2 (voice)
Meg Sargent ... Lilly Longtooth (voice)
James Spies ... King Bruce (voice)
Karen Dahle ... Linda the Schoolteacher / Chicken #3 (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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Very charming, well worth the look, 19 February 2013
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

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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