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Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971)

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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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Cast

Cast overview:
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 Joan Gardner ... Bonnie / Esmeralda / Shopkeeper (voice)
Casey Kasem ... Peter Cottontail (voice)
Iris Rainer Iris Rainer ... Donna (voice)
Greg Thomas Greg Thomas ... (voice)
Jeff Thomas Jeff Thomas ... (voice)
Vincent Price ... January Q. Irontail (voice)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pedro Bolinha de Algodão Está de Volta See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The name "Peter Cottontail" comes from a series of books by Thornton W. Burgess (1874-1965). See more »

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Antoine asks "in the rules of April Valley, does it say 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 Colonel Bunny said earlier that whoever delivers the most eggs on Easter becomes the new ruler of April Valley and Chief Easter Bunny. Thus, Peter shouldn't have won at the end. See more »

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Seymour S. Sassafras: [seeing Peter sleeping on his foot] Uh, beg pardon, Peter.
Peter Cottontail: [awakening] Huh?
Seymour S. Sassafras: You're sleeping on my big toe. You really must have been tuckered out to use a big toe as a pillow.
Peter Cottontail: Gee... I'm sorry, Mr. Sassafras.
Seymour S. Sassafras: [chuckles] Well, that's all right. It's my pleasure, Peter. Rather, my big toe's pleasure.
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Referenced in Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (2016) See more »

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In the Puzzle of Life
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A Easter Favorite from Rankin/Bass
28 October 2007 | by ja_kitty_71See all my reviews

I love animation from Rankin/Bass, along side with Walt Disney Studios, Hanna/Barbera and Max Fleischer Studios. This is also one of my favorites (out of the three) Easter specials along with "The First Easter Rabbit" from 1976. You know, I was very lucky to buy it on DVD, because they show it on TV anymore now...DAMMIT! I love it whenever Peter lies, his left ear droops. Of course I am left-handed, so it would be the right ear. I also love the Valentine's skating party scene, where he meets Donna a cute little girl bunny. The casting for Peter Cottontail I think are top-notch, like Danny Kaye as Seymour S. Sassafras, Antoine and Col. Wellington B. Bunny; Vincent Prince as January Q. Irontail and I love the talents of Vincent Price. And Scooby Doo's Casey Kasem as Peter Cottontail himself.


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