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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)
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Iris Rainer ...
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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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Seymour S. Sassafras: And because the control wires were all fouled up, Easter was lost, and they crashed right down in the middle of Mother's Day.
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Followed by Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie (2005) See more »

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Be Mine Today
Sung by Casey Kasem, Iris Rainer, and Chorus
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Woefully forgotten special
13 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Unlike Christmas, Easter doesn't really get that many TV specials made in its honor. It really is a shame, since Here Comes Peter Cottontail is every bit as worthy of TV airtime as the beloved Christmas Rankin-Bass specials.

The music is all memorable, my personal favorites being "Be Mine Today," "Hope is There," and most of all, the wistful "If I Could Only Get Back to Yesterday" sung by the multi-talented Danny Kaye, who narrates the story. The characters are fun, save for Bonnie the Bonnet, whose voice is a bit grating. Vincent Price steals the show as the malicious Irontail, out to revenge his maimed tail by ruining Easter for the kids. Casey Kasem is appealing and tons of fun as Peter.

The special is great for kids, but its charm and messages about responsibility and hope will appeal to older folks as well. It's good viewing, whether it's Easter or not!


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