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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.

  • 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.

  • More than anything in the world, E.B., the teenage son of the famous Easter Bunny, yearns to be a successful rock'n'roll drummer, despite his father's wish to take over Easter Island's candy and coloured eggs factory. As a result, E.B. having high hopes of making it big, goes on a trip to sunny Hollywood, where an unforeseen complication will soon lead to an unlikely alliance with the thirty-something slacker, Fred. However, as man and cartoon try to find the perfect career, something strange disrupts Easter Island's peace. Will E.B. choose fame over family tradition?

  • Fred O'Hare and E.B. have both disappointed their respective parents. In Los Angeles, Fred is a slacker who hasn't worked in a year, has one excuse or another for not working, and has moved back home much to his parents' chagrin. His father, Henry O'Hare, in particular, values success and achievement making Fred the disappointment of the family. On Easter Island, E.B., a talking rabbit who was the next in line to become the Easter Bunny after his father, instead just wants to hang out in his bedroom in their comfortable house playing the drums, he finding the pressure associated with being the next Easter Bunny too much to handle. Fred and E.B. meet after Fred has been kicked out of the house, his sister Sam offering him her boss's mansion which she was supposed to house sit as his temporary abode, and as E.B. escapes from Easter Island going to Hollywood to pursue his dream of becoming a professional drummer. After getting over the incredulity of meeting a talking rabbit, Fred has to deal with the disruption that E.B. adds to his life. But in finding out that E.B. is next in line to become the Easter Bunny which confirms his own childhood remembrance of seeing the Easter Bunny - E.B.'s father - Fred enters into more of a cooperative friendship with E.B. While Fred helps E.B. with one of his goals, Fred thinks he's stumbled upon his destiny: to become the Easter Bunny himself, taking the pressure off of E.B. Factoring into what happens are that the Purple Berets - a platoon of three ninja rabbits - have been dispatched from Easter Island to find and retrieve E.B. using whatever tool they have at their disposal so that he can fulfill his duty for Easter which is fast approaching, and as the Easter Bunny's second-in-command - a chick named Carlos - is planning a coup in he being tired of rabbit sensibilities dictating what happens on Easter.



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  • He was destined to be the Easter Bunny, but all he wanted to do was rock! When teenage E.B. leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream to become a rock star drummer, he meets Fred, an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals. Together the two encounter a series of hilarious mishaps and misadventures and in the end help each other recognize the importance of family.


    On Easter Island, a young rabbit named E.B. (Russell Brand) is intended to succeed his father, Mr. Bunny (Hugh Laurie), as the Easter Bunny. Intimidated by the calling's demands, E.B. runs away to Hollywood to pursue his dream of becoming a drummer. Mr. Bunny sends his three ninja royal guards, the Pink Berets, to find his son. Meanwhile, Easter Chicks Carlos and Phil (Hank Azaria) plot a coup d'état against Mr. Bunny to take over the Easter organization. Wandering through Van Nuys, E.B. is hit by Fred O'Hare (James Marsden), an out-of-work, job-hopping slacker (who is being pressured by his family to "get a job") who was driving to his sister Sam's (Kaley Cuoco) boss's house he's housesitting. Feigning injury, E.B. persuades Fred to take him in as he recovers, but when E.B. causes trouble Fred attempts to abandon him in the wilderness. E.B. persuades the human to help him by claiming to be the Easter Bunny, whom Fred saw in operation in his youth. The rabbit sees the Berets closing in on him and hides inside a business where Fred is having job interview. E.B. enjoys a successful recording session with the Blind Boys of Alabama as their substitute drummer, but ruins Fred's job interview. In the process, E.B. gets a tip about a possible audition for David Hasselhoff, who invites him to perform on his show. Afterward, Fred attends his adopted younger sister Alex's (Tiffany Espensen) Easter school pageant with E.B. hiding in a satchel. E.B., alarmed that the Pink Berets have apparently found him due to the three bunny suit shadows on a wall and disgusted by Alex's awful rendition of Here Comes Peter Cottontail, dashes out and disrupts the show. Fred feigns a ventriloquist's act with the bunny's cooperation as his dummy and they lead the show in singing, "I Want Candy". Both his father, Henry (Gary Cole), and Alex, are angry about the upstaging but Fred is inspired to be the Easter Bunny himself. E.B. is skeptical but he agrees to train the human and finds that Fred has some genuine talent for it. As the Pink Berets close in on him, E.B. prepares a decoy to fake his death and leaves for Hasselhoff's show. The Berets see the decoy and, horrified that the human has apparently killed E.B., capture Fred and take him to Easter Island. Fred is held captive and confronted by Mr. Bunny and Carlos about killing E.B. Carlos pretends to be upset about E.B.'s death, silences Fred (who tries to reveal the truth of the decoy) and seizes control of the Easter factory. Meanwhile, at the Hoff Knows Talent live show, E.B. is in his dressing room preparing for his performance but his reflection begins to berate him for leaving Fred. Just then a production assistant (also played by Russell Brand) arrives to tell him that he is next to perform. E.B. leaves his dressing room and begins to feel guilty about leaving Fred so he discusses the situation with Hasselhoff, who advises him to go back and help his friend. E.B. finds evidence of Fred's capture and races back to the factory. He confronts Carlos, but is immobilized in gummi candy and tossed into the chocolate bunny carving line. Fred and Mr. Bunny are tied up with black licorice and are to be boiled alive. Fred manages to free himself and Mr. Bunny by eating away the licorice and E.B. survives by dodging the blades. Carlos, now a chick-bunny combination due to Easter magic, engages battle with E.B. and defeats him easily due to his size and then tries to lead the Egg sleigh out with Phil directing via lighted wands. To stop the launch, E.B. improvises a drum session. Uncontrollably driven to dance to the beat, Phil provides the wrong signals, causing a crash and Carlos is subdued. After being defeated, Carlos is made to pull the Egg sleigh and Phil is made the new head of the Easter Chicks. E.B. and Fred are made co-Easter bunnies and take over the job. Fred's family is now proud that he has a job and responsibilities. In the post-credits, E.B. and Fred are in China delivering an Easter basket to the same woman who had previously attacked Mr. Bunny earlier in the film. (c) Wikipedia

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