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The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town (1977)

The Mailman decides to stop another deluge of letters by answering questions about the Easter Bunny: Sunny, a baby rabbit found and adopted by Kidville (a town of only kids--even a kid ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fred Astaire ... S.D. Kluger (narrator) (voice)
Skip Hinnant ... Sunny the Easter Bunny (voice)
Bob McFadden Bob McFadden ... Chugs (voice)
Allen Swift Allen Swift ... Gadzooks / Newsreel Announcer, blue engine / Red Engine / Town Guard (voice)
Ron Marshall Ron Marshall ... Hallelujah Jones (voice)
Jill Choder Jill Choder ... Chicken #1 / Chicken #2 (voice)
Meg Sargent Meg Sargent ... Lilly Longtooth (voice)
James Spies James Spies ... King Bruce (voice)
Karen Dahle Karen Dahle ... Linda the Schoolteacher / Chicken #3 (voice)
Michael McGovern Michael McGovern ... Child (voice)
Laura Dean ... Child (voice)
George Brennan George Brennan ... Child (voice)
Gia Andersen Gia Andersen ... Child (voice)
Stacey Carey Stacey Carey ... Child (voice)
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Storyline

The Mailman decides to stop another deluge of letters by answering questions about the Easter Bunny: Sunny, a baby rabbit found and adopted by Kidville (a town of only kids--even a kid mailman). And when Sunny goes delivering eggs to the nearby town (which he has to dye to fool Gadzooks, the mean bear on the mountain), he discovers that there are no kids in the town, and that the rightful (kid) ruler is being suppressed by his aunt. But the young king likes Sunny's dyed eggs and jelly beans. So Kidville, with the help of an old train engine, makes a few plans (and a decoy chocolate rabbit) to distribute them. Written by Kathy Li

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A húsvéti nyuszi a városba megy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rankin/Bass Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The song "In The Big Rock Candy Mountain" was written near the end of the 1800s and was an ironic look at what everyone, but especially hobos, were searching for. It was "cleaned up" for this cartoon since the original mentions "cigarette trees" and streams of alcohol trickling through the rocks. See more »

Quotes

Child: What came first, Mr. Kluger: the chicken or the egg?
S.D. Kluger: Girls, if you please.
Chicken #1: Really? What a question to ask us!
Chicken #2: I mean, did you ever!
[chuckles]
Chicken #3: Let's tell it like it was, girls.
Chicken #1Chicken #2Chicken #3: [singing] What came first, / The chicken or the egg? / What a silly riddle! / Just like asking who came first: / The pussycat or the fiddle.
Chicken #2: The chicken was first, that we can prove / With a little Bible lesson: / When Noah took the animals on the ark, / That sure fixed the progression!
Chicken #1Chicken #2Chicken #3: How 'bout what came first, / The ...
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Connections

Follows Frosty the Snowman (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

In The Big Rock Candy Mountain
Written by Maury Laws and Jules Bass
Performed by Ron Marshall
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Fred Astaire returns to narrate
27 April 2002 | by apfortonySee all my reviews

If your kids want to see an Easter special, Here comes Peter Cottontail is better. But this Easter special from the late 1970s isn't too bad. Songs and score are harmless and the villain, an ornery bear, won't scare younger kids. The winter warlock from Santa Claus is coming to Town is very scary in comparison. Having seen this show and Peter Cottontail when they first aired, I saw them both again this past Easter. I didn't remember any details from this one even though it was released six years after Peter C.


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