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The Easter Bunny is Comin' To Town (1977)
The Easter Bunny is Comin' To Town (Movie)
The Easter Bunny is Comin' To Town is a 1977 Easter special by Rankin/Bass. It is a semi-sequel to Rankin-Bass's eariler Santa Claus is Comin' To Town. In the special, the Train Engineer, answers questions concerning the origins of the Easter Bunny, whose real name is Sunny, who was adopted by the citizens of Kidville, a town where only children live; and how he helped bring happiness to children, starting with young King Bruce the Frail, who rules a nearby, gloomy town called Town. However, the King's aunt, the evil Duchess Lily Longtooth also reigns, as regent, until such time as young Bruce comes of age. Another similarity, Gadzooks the bear, is a bad character who turns good with help of Sunny.