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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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Priscilla Friedrich (teleplay based on the book "The Easter Bunny That Overslept" by), Otto Friedrich (teleplay based on the book "The Easter Bunny That Overslept" by) | 2 more credits »
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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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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Here Comes Peter Cottontail 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 »

Goofs

During the reprise of "When You Can't Get It All Together, Improvise", we hear Antoine singing, but see Peter Cottontail mouthing the words. See more »

Quotes

Col. Wellington B. Bunny: [seeing a photo of Peter Cottontail while thumbing through other photos of prospective Chief Easter Bunnies] Wait! Peter Cottontail! Just a moment, now *here's* a likely candidate.
Colonel Bunny's Assistant: Well, I really don't think Cottontail's your man, sir. I mean, he is boastful, he has no sense of responsibility, and sometimes - sometimes, he fibs.
Col. Wellington B. Bunny: Oh, well, I know he's not perfect, but he's got *real* spunk and ingenuity. Reminds me of me when I was his age.
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Referenced in Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (2016) See more »

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If I Could Only Get Back to Yesterday
Sung by Danny Kaye
Music and Lyrics by Maury Laws and Jules Bass
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It's literally a coincidence that I'm reviewing this on Easter!
16 April 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

I must have been six when I saw "Here Comes Peter Cottontail". Now that I know who did some of the voices, that only makes the movie cooler. The plot of course has good rabbit Peter Cottontail (Casey Kasem, aka Shaggy on "Scooby-Doo") trying to become the Easter Bunny after lascivious rabbit Irontail (Vincent Price) wins the contest. Through some mishap, Peter accidentally travels through the whole year, selling eggs for every holiday.

Maybe this does mostly serve as a kids' movie, but it's pretty neat. With Shaggy as the good guy, Dr. Phibes as the bad guy, and Danny Kaye as the narrator, how can you go wrong?


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