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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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Seymour S. Sassafras / Antoine / Col. Wellington B. Bunny (voice)
Paul Frees ...
Colonel Bunny's Assistant / Fireman / Father at Thanksgiving Table / Santa Claus (voice)
Joan Gardner ...
Bonnie / Esmeralda / Shopkeeper (voice)
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Iris Rainer ...
Donna (voice)
Greg Thomas ...
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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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Pedro Bolinha de Algodão Está de Volta  »

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Col. Wellington B. Bunny: Therefore, I have decided that whoever delivers the most eggs tomorrow, Easter, will be the new ruler of April Valley!
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When You Can't Get It All Together, Improvise
Sung by Paul Frees
Music and Lyrics by Maury Laws & Jules Bass
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A Easter Favorite from Rankin/Bass
28 October 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I loooooove animation from Rankin/Bass, along side with Walt Disney Studios,Hanna/Barbera and Max Fleischer Studios, and this is one of my favorites (out of the three) Easter specials along with "The First Easter Rabbit" from 1976. You know,I was very lucky to buy it on DVD, because they show on TV anymore now (DAMMIT!).

I love it whenever Peter lies, his left ear droops (of course I am left-handed, so it would be the right ear); and I also love The Valentine's skating party scene, where he meets Donna a cute little girl bunny. The casting for Peter Cottontail I think are top-notch, like Danny Kaye as Seymour S. Sassafras,Antoine and Col. Wellington B. Bunny; Vincent Prince as January Q. Irontail (I love the talents of Vincent Price),and Casey Kasem as Peter Cottontail himself.


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