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Hop (2011)

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E.B., the Easter Bunny's teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In LA, he's taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.

Director:

Tim Hill

Writers:

Cinco Paul (screenplay), Ken Daurio (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Marsden ... Fred O'Hare
Russell Brand ... E.B. (voice) / Production Assistant
Kaley Cuoco ... Sam O'Hare
Hank Azaria ... Carlos / Phil (voice)
Gary Cole ... Henry O'Hare
Elizabeth Perkins ... Bonnie O'Hare
Hugh Laurie ... E.B.'s Dad (voice)
Tiffany Espensen ... Alex O'Hare
David Hasselhoff ... David Hasselhoff
Chelsea Handler ... Mrs. Beck
Dustin Ybarra ... Cody
Carlease Burke ... Receptionist
Veronica Alicino ... Waitress
Django Marsh ... Young E.B. (voice)
Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter ... Blind Boys of Alabama (as Jimmy Lee Carter)
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Storyline

Blending state-of-the-art animation with live action, Hop tells the comic tale of Fred, an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world's worst house guest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up. Written by Universal Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Candy, Chicks, and Rock 'n' Roll See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

1 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Hop See more »

Filming Locations:

Thousand Oaks, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,543,710, 3 April 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$108,085,305

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$184,924,333
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The third film in 2011 to cross the $100 million mark, after Rango (2011) and Just Go with It (2011). See more »

Goofs

Several streets and driveways and parking lots are very wet but there's no evidence it has rained since the skies were clear and other areas were completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Voice at Playboy Mansion: [Through an intercom] Listen to me, this is the Playboy Mansion, it's not a hotel.
E.B.: [Looking into a map] Yeah, right. But it says here that ever since 1971 the Playboy Mansion has been home to sexy bunnies from around the world.
Voice at Playboy Mansion: Friend, I can't even see you. Please step forward.
E.B.: [Stepping closer, face still in map] Now, I'm telling you that I am both a bunny and incredibly sexy.
Voice at Playboy Mansion: I don't have time for this.
[Clicks intercom off]
E.B.: Hello? Hello? Maybe this is the rags part of my rags-to-riches story.
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Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.14 (2011) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Great family entertainment
27 March 2011 | by jamesantoniouSee all my reviews

I was lucky enough to attend an advanced screening of Hop in London, and I decided to bring the whole family along.

Hop is a beautifully animated, funny, exciting family film. The plot is more sophisticated than Alvin and the Chipmunks, making it much more interesting and enjoyable for adults, and the bunnies and chicks are adorable!

The only criticism I have is that some parts of the film are too similar to Christmas films - something I would of thought the producers would go a long way to avoid! For example, the Easter Bunny rides a sleigh! Is that all they could come up with!? Also, I would say the voice cast are much better than the live action cast, and James Marsden does not make a particularly convincing out of work slacker.

But apart from that, Hop is a fun family film, and I would recommend this a lot!

Also, I think the critics are completely wrong! I cannot believe how inaccurate the reviews are! When I walked out of the cinema, every child in the room's face was filled with satisfaction and delight, so do not listen to the critics.


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