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Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Family | Musical  -  4 April 1971 (USA)
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With the help of a time machine, Peter Cottontail must rescue Easter from the hands of the malicious Irontail.

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When the Chief Easter Bunny retires, he chooses Peter Cottontail as his successor. However, the reclusive January Q. Irontail wants the position as well, seeking to revenge himself upon children everywhere for the destruction of his tail. He proposes he and Peter have a race to see who can deliver the most eggs. Due to his own carelessness and Irontail's meddling, Peter oversleeps and loses the job. Luckily, a strange man and a worm give him access to a time machine, so Peter can set things right. Unfortunately, Irontail is there with the intention of thwarting him every step of the way... Written by cupcakes

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4 April 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pedro Bolinha de Algodão Está de Volta  »

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Peter Cottontail: But - I-I never *dreamed* I'd get to be Chief Easter Bunny!
[his ear droops]
Col. Wellington B. Bunny: Peter, you're telling a fib. And every time you tell a fib, your left ear droops.
Peter Cottontail: Oh...
[chuckles nervously]
Peter Cottontail: well, I - guess I did think about the job once or twice.
[his ear inches halfway back up]
Peter Cottontail: Uh, lots of times.
[his ear springs straight up]
Col. Wellington B. Bunny: Peter... good heavens, Peter, my boy, you've got to shape up and reform if you want to be the new Chief Easter Bunny.
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The Easter Bunny Never Sleeps
Sung by Paul Frees
Music and Lyrics by Maury Laws & Jules Bass
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It's literally a coincidence that I'm reviewing this on Easter!
16 April 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I must have been six when I saw "Here Comes Peter Cottontail". Now that I know who did some of the voices, that only makes the movie cooler. The plot of course has good rabbit Peter Cottontail (Casey Kasem, aka Shaggy on "Scooby-Doo") trying to become the Easter Bunny after lascivious rabbit Irontail (Vincent Price) wins the contest. Through some mishap, Peter accidentally travels through the whole year, selling eggs for every holiday.

Maybe this does mostly serve as a kids' movie, but it's pretty neat. With Shaggy as the good guy, Dr. Phibes as the bad guy, and Danny Kaye as the narrator, how can you go wrong?


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