It’s almost Easter and my kids are still watching the classic Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. No joke. As you can imagine, I am beyond ready to pull out some Easter themed movies. Here Comes Peter Cottontail is the perfect movie to kick-off our Easter themed festivities. It’s the classic Here Comes Peter Cottontail only remastered for a better viewing experience. Bryson found it hard to believe that this is the same movie his dad and I watched growing up.
Here Comes Peter Cottontail is a Rankin & Bass production that bears a marked similarity to the beloved Santa Claus Is Coming to Town. Narrator Seymour S. Sassafrass, voiced and sung by Danny Kaye, takes young viewers on a tour of the mythical April Valley and relates the story of how Peter Cottontail almost failed in his quest to become Chief Easter Bunny. Sassafrass peers into his magic egg, and viewers are introduced to Peter Cottontail–a spunky, ingenious young rabbit who is boastful, is prone to fibbing, and lacks a sense of responsibility. In order to become Chief Easter Bunny, Peter Cottontail must defeat the evil Irontail in a contest to deliver the most eggs on Easter Sunday. Through his trials, Peter Cottontail discovers the value of ingenuity, the importance of placing duty before pleasure, and the folly of self-conceit.
Here Comes Peter Cottontail is available at Amazon.com and is currently on sale for $6.99.
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We received a copy of Here Comes Peter Cottontail for our review. All thoughts and opinions remain my own, as always.