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Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971)

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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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)
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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)  »

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Pedro Bolinha de Algodão Está de Volta  »

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Antoine asks "is there a law that the eggs must be given on Easter?" to which Peter replies "no." Peter then eventually gives away eggs on St. Patrick's Day. But Col. Bunny said that whoever delivers the most eggs on Easter becomes the new Easter bunny. Thus, Peter shouldn't have won at the end. See more »

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Seymour S. Sassafras: But Peter was so sure he'd win the next day, that instead of getting lots of sleep, he had a big party with all his friends, and it was very late when he finally went to bed.
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If I Could Only Get Back to Yesterday
Sung by Danny Kaye
Music and Lyrics by Maury Laws and Jules Bass
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Another giant ball of fun from Rankin and Bass!
11 February 2001 | by (Connecticut, USA) – See all my reviews

What is easily one of the best Rankin and Bass specials, is also the most obscure. The story follows Peter basically traveling to different holidays (because Easter is lame) not unlike "The Nightmare Before Christmas". The most memorable scene is of course, Halloween. The enemy is very cool as well, an iron-tailed rabbit named, er, Irontail. I definitely recommend this for anyone who likes "Rudolph" or "Mad Monster Party".


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