This movie belongs on the shelf next to all your other Claymation classics, like FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, and SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN. In my humble and honest opinion, this film is far superior to HOP. That is, you will not mind sitting through this with your young ones.
It’s narrated by Danny Kaye, who plays the all-knowing character like Fred Astaire did in SANTA CLAUS. Do you remember Danny Kaye? I do, but maybe that’s because I only watched old films growing up. (He was in the classic WHITE CHRISTMAS and a whole bunch of other films, and was known for being a true triple threat of singing/dancing/acting skillz). The Easter bunny (Kasey Kasem) messes up and has to go on a time-traveling trip through ALL the holidays, delivering eggs in hopes of correcting his wrong.
The villain is deliciously voiced by none other than Vincent Price, playing Irontail. You have to love a kids’ movie with Vincent Price as the villain!
Anyway, my kids absolutely adore it and have watched it at least three times since we got it a few days ago. This will definitely go into our holiday rotation. I love Claymation, and this one is especially visually pleasing. The colors and patterns pop, and manage to look fresh (probably because of all the retro we have now) though the movie was made before I was born.
To celebrate Easter, I have ONE COPY of this classic DVD to give away.
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Blogger Disclosure: American Housewife received a free copy of Peter Cottontail to review.