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The First Easter Rabbit

  • Animated TV Special
  • Traditional Animation
  • Rankin-Bass Productions
  • Cartoon Characters: The Great Easter Bunny, Stuffy, Flops, Zero, Spats, Whiskers, Glinda, Mother, Calliope, Bruce, Jonathan.
  • Voice Actors: Burl Ives.
  • Directed By Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass.
  • Produced By Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass.
  • Animated By Toru Hara, Tsuguyaki Kubo.
  • Music: Irving Berlin, Maury Laws.
  • Originally Released on April 09, 1976.
  • Originally Aired on NBC Television NBC-TV (USA).
  • Running Time: 30 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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Burl Ives narrates in a fanciful, tuneful and color-splashed tale of the first Easter rabbit, whose mission is to deliver specially painted eggs to good children....  (more)

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A limited-edition (promotion only) Rankin/Bass soundtrack album appears to have Burl Ives' speaking voice slightly changed, particularly at the beginning. Ives' voice (as the Great Easter Bunny) may...  (more)

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