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4 April 1971 (USA) See more »
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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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Rankin/Bass's Easter Masterpiece See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Danny Kaye ... Seymour S. Sassafras / Antoine / Col. Wellington B. Bunny (voice)
Paul Frees ... (voice)
Joan Gardner ... Bonnie (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
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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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.See more »
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If I Could Only Get Back to YesterdaySee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Rankin/Bass's Easter Masterpiece, 8 April 2001
Author: Joseph Brando from NJ, USA

This is an excellent stop-motion TV special that originally aired during the early 70's. It features the voices of Danny Kaye, Vincent Price and Casey Kasem and is the first and easily the best of three Easter specials from Rankin/Bass, who also graced our television sets with holiday traditions such as "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "Santa Claus is Coming To Town", "Frosty the Snowman", and the popular cult classic "Mad Monster Party".

This fanciful, pastel-colored Easter special is based on a book titled "The Easter Bunny Who Overslept". Peter Cottontail agrees to a contest against Evil Irontail to see who can deliver the most Easter eggs. But, when Peter oversleeps, leaving Evil Irontail to rule April Valley (the land of Easter bunnies), he must travel back through time making unplanned stops at all the other holidays on his way back to Easter.

This show really has a warm, Easter/Spring feeling, wonderful songs and a chance to catch a glimpse of all the holidays through the enchanted puppet-animated world of Animagic! Once again, Rankin/Bass have taken that fuzzy holiday warmth and turned it into a colorful, fun special.

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