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4 April 1971 (USA) See more »
With the help of a time machine, Peter Cottontail must rescue Easter from the hands of the malicious Irontail. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Danny Kaye ... 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)

Casey Kasem ... Peter Cottontail (voice)
Iris Rainer ... Donna (voice)
Greg Thomas ... (voice)
Jeff Thomas ... (voice)

Vincent Price ... January Q. Irontail (voice)

Directed by
Jules Bass 
Arthur Rankin Jr. 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Romeo Muller 

Produced by
Jules Bass .... producer
Arthur Rankin Jr. .... producer
Sound Department
John Boyd .... sound recording engineer
Jim Harris .... sound recording engineer
Animation Department
Paul Coker Jr. .... character designer
Editorial Department
Irwin Goldress .... editorial supervisor
Music Department
Maury Laws .... musical director
Other crew
Kizo Nagashima .... animagic supervision
Steve Nakagawa .... continuity design

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USA:60 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Col. Wellington B. Bunny:[seeing a photo of Peter Cottontail while thumbing through other photos of prospective Chief Easter Bunnies] Wait! Peter Cottontail! Just a moment, now *here's* a likely candidate.
Colonel Bunny's Assistant:Well, I really don't think Cottontail's your man, sir. I mean, he is boastful, he has no sense of responsibility, and sometimes - sometimes, he fibs.
Col. Wellington B. Bunny:Oh, well, I know he's not perfect, but he's got *real* spunk and ingenuity. Reminds me of me when I was his age.
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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Another giant ball of fun from Rankin and Bass!, 11 February 2001
Author: superc13 from Connecticut, USA

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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