"Peter Cottontail wants to be the chief Easter Bunny, and everyone in April Valley agrees...except for Evil Irontail. Peter must deliver more eggs than this archrival to earn the top spot...and save Easter for children everywhere! Hop along with Peter and his friend Seymore S. Sassafrass as they race through time to overcome Irontail's terrible plans and restore the magic of Easter Sunday. This remastered version from DreamWorks Classics is an Easter classic loved by all!"
I grew up watching this Easter movie, and couldn't wait to share it with the girls. Even though we have only had this DVD for a few days, we have already seen it over a dozen times. The first day I watched it with the girls, they had me replay it twice. Savannah was in awe of all the brightly colored Easter eggs in the movie, while Arabella fell in love with the lovable Peter Cottontail. When Savannah was not counting the eggs on the screen, she was yelling out the different colors to me in excitement.
Now, each morning when she gets up she runs to the bay window in the dining room, which overlooks the back yard, to see if Peter Cottontail stopped by. She does this, as my husband has been leaving a few plastic Easter eggs for her to spot and gather up. He tells her the night before that if she goes to bed without fuss, Peter Cottontail will stop by and leave her a surprise. So, she grabs her blanket and her milk and drifts off to sleep without any issues. :-) And, in the AM, she is rewarded with a handful of Easter eggs filled with stickers and toys. Then, we start our day by watching this classic Easter movie together, snuggled up under the blankets on the couch. I can't say "No" to watching this over and over again, as it is one of my favorite movies, and a treat to watch with the girls and see them getting so excited about the Easter bunny.
So, if you are looking for an Easter film to share with your little ones, or grew up watching Here Comes Peter Cottontail on television prior to Easter, you will want to pick up a copy of this DVD, which is only $4.99 at Amazon right now. For that price, why not pick up two?! :-)
Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this movie from the folks at DreamWorks Classics in order to write up an honest review. The views above are mine and mine alone.