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9 April 1976 (USA) See more »
The Delightful Tale of How Easter Became Hoppy as Well as Happy!
A beloved toy stuffed rabbit is rescued by a fairy to be the first Easter Rabbit. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Burl Ives ... Narrator / Older Stuffy (voice)

Robert Morse ... Young Stuffy (voice)

Stan Freberg ... Flops (voice)
Paul Frees ... Zero / Santa (voice)
Don Messick ... Whiskers / Jonathan (voice)
Joan Gardner ... Elizabeth / Calliope (voice)
Dina Lynn ... Glinda (voice)
Christine Winter ... Vocalist (voice)

Directed by
Jules Bass 
Arthur Rankin Jr. 
Writing credits
Jules Bass (written by) (as Julian P. Gardner)

Produced by
Jules Bass .... producer
Arthur Rankin Jr. .... producer
Original Music by
Maury Laws 
Production Design by
Paul Coker Jr. 
Art Department
Takashi Hisaoka .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Tom Clack .... sound
John Curcio .... sound
Don Hahn .... sound
Dave Iveland .... sound
Animation Department
Toru Hara .... animator
Tsuguyuki Kubo .... animator
Kazuyuki Kobayashi .... animation director (uncredited)
Hidemi Kubo .... animation director (uncredited)
Minoru Nishida .... background artist (uncredited)
Yoshiko Sasaki .... key animator (uncredited)
Tadakatsu Yoshida .... key animator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Irwin Goldress .... post-production editor
Music Department
Maury Laws .... conductor
Maury Laws .... music arranger

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25 min
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Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Whiskers asks Flops "What do you say?", Flops says "I'd say we're barking up the wrong tree". But Whiskers speaks that line instead of him, in Flops's voice.See more »
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There's that rabbit along with tradition., 1 July 2006
Author: Stebaer4 from United States

Yes,whenever I see this or reminisce about this I'm always immediately transported back in time too.This feature got to be an annual Easter Sunday tradition on The Disney channel.It's also loosely based on the children's book called The Velveteen Rabbit.One way this special differs from the book is that in the book features a boy instead of a girl of whom has a stuffed rabbit of which becomes a real rabbit.It's very cute in many ways including how it's got Santa Clause as well as that very cute song of There's that rabbit doing this that and the other thing & I only wish that I could easily recall all of the words to this song too including taking some blue from the sky.Even how it may conclude whether or not as Our Cottontail Friend that rabbit,that rabbit. It's narrated by Burle Ives as the elderly Stuffy of whom was according to this The First Easter Rabbit. Burle Ives had also Narrated as a Snow Man The Story of Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.

Truthfully, Stephen "Steve" G. Baer a.k.a. "Ste".

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