Four Easter movies that transport you back to your childhood

Peter Rabbit and some of his favorite vegetables; carrots and radishes.

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Peter Rabbit and some of his favorite vegetables; carrots and radishes.

Easter provides plenty of joy after remembering the fun of egg dying and Easter egg hunts from their childhood years. These four movies below will undoubtedly spark a flood of nostalgia.

  • Peter Rabbit 

In Peter Rabbit, a classic Easter tale, the main character Peter Rabbit (voiced by James Corden) and his three sisters (Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail) spend their time in Mr. McGregor’s (voiced by Domhall Gleeson) nostalgic garden that the world has grown to love. Since its initial release on February 3, 2018, a second live-action Peter Rabbit with an all-star cast including Margot Robbie has been released.   

The computer-generated imagery (CGI) throughout the movie is incredibly realistic. The rabbits seem to move as if they are real, and fit in seamlessly among the real actors. Casting James Corden as Peter Rabbit was hands-down an incredible choice, providing the kick of humor that the movie needed. This movie is definitely a classic during the Easter season. The cinematography and acting make this an enjoyable watch for movie lovers to revisit childhood memories during the Easter season. All of these factors led to a final rating of four out of five feathers.

  • The Dog Who Saved Easter
Zeus from The Dog Who Saved Easter, complete with a basket of festive Easter eggs. (Chloe Levenson)

Even though following a dog during Eastertime strays from the usual bunny main character, The Dog Who Saved Easter proves to be a must-watch. Released April 4, 2014, this addition to The Dog Who series follows Zeus (voiced by Mario Lopez), a former police dog, who battles criminals to save Easter. Even if you aren’t a diehard fan of The Dog Who series, it definitely is an adorable watch.

Before viewing this movie, keep in mind that it is not exactly renowned for its well-thought-out plot or humor.  However, The Dog Who Saved Easter is a must-watch. This movie is the perfect lighthearted Easter movie, therefore receiving a rating of two out of five feathers.

  • Here Comes Peter Cottontail
Peter Cottontail alongside his co-star, Bonnie, from the 1971 Peter Cottontail. (Chloe Levenson )

Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971) is a definite Easter Classic, proving to be a hit among older generations. The movie follows the main character Peter Cottontail (voiced by Casey Kasem) as he tries to save Easter for children everywhere from the evil January Q. Irontail (voiced by Vincent Price). The voice acting in this movie is also incredible because the famous voice actor Joan Garder has been selected for the role of Bonnie. In the end, this movie earned itself a one and half out of five feathers.

On September 17, 2005, this 1971 masterpiece was remastered creating, Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie. The original still proves to be better though, since the animation used in Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie is creepy and weird.


  Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade 

Ice Age’s most eccentric character, a squirrel named Scrat, curiously looks at an egg in Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade. (Promotional material courtesy of 20th Century Studios)

Fans of the Ice Age movies will definitely love this Easter-themed addition to the franchise. All of the Ice Age favorites are back for this exciting story of the world’s first Easter Egg Hunt.

The movie follows Sid (voiced by John Leguizamo) as he takes on a job as an egg nanny, unaware that one of his past enemies has plans of his own. This leads to shenanigans that eventually create the first egg hunt in history, as well as plenty of other Easter traditions. This storyline was really easy to follow for children and interesting for adults. Additionally, as per usual, the wacky Ice Age animation style was top tier. Leguizamo is amazing in his famous leading role as Sid, leaving the rating of this movie with a solid three out of five feathers.