The First Easter RabbitThe First Easter Rabbit (1976) Animated Cartoon Special
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- Animated TV SpecialCartoonTelevisionSpecialCartoon
- 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.
- Written By Julian P. Gardner.
- Music: Irving Berlin, Maury Laws.
- Originally Released on April 09, 1976.
- Originally Aired on NBC-TV (USA).
- Running Time: 30 minutes.
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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