Hey folks, Valkor here, with one more Easter Good from the folks at Warner Home. This time around their takin us way back to the days of Rankin and Bass and if you don't know the duo then you must know their work: Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer. Last round we were treated to Bugs and company, this time we get "The First Easter Rabbit", digitally remastered for your enjoyment.
The First Easter Rabbit is all about… well the first Easter Bunny and how he came to be. Narrated by the great Burl Ives, We start our tale with a young Linda who's sick with Scarlet Fever. Doctor's orders are to burn all her clothing, including her stuffed bunny, Stuffy. Fortunately Mom is feelin lazy and decides not to set the clothes aflame, saving that chore for another day. With Stuffy atop all the trash, a fairy visits him, brings him to life and says that he will be the first Easter Rabbit. His first stop is Easter Valley, where it's always spring time. But if the evil frost creature Zero has his way, Spring Valley will feel it's first frost, if only he's able to find the secret path. Will Zero succeed? Will Stuffy fulfill his duty and become the first Easter Rabbit?
The quick answers: No and yes! Come on it's a children's tale, we all know these things don't have an unhappy ending. (Also look for a special appearance by Santa Claus). Included with the DVD you get three interactive puzzles, when completed they play a little clip. You'll also get some Charlie Brown trailers and the DVD itself opens with a trailer for "Scooby- Doo: Abracadabra-Doo".
Rankin and Bass have always produced quality films, and The First Easter Rabbit is no exception. It's a fun little tale that anyone can enjoy, and little TOVer's will certainly appreciate it. The animation isn't the greatest, but remember this is classic material we're watchin, so don't hate on it. The music is a definite plus, and you'll get a kick out of Burl Ives's "There's That Rabbit".
The First Easter Rabbit is a hit in the Val-Cave and it will certainly be a hit in your home too, I highly recommend it to any and all who enjoy classic cartoons, but who also want something for the kiddies to enjoy. Out of TOV 5 stars, I give "The First Easter Rabbit" a TOV perfect 5 stars. And it's been Valkor tested and TOV Approved.