What’s a holiday without a Rankin/Bass animated special?
It would be Arbor Day, but all the real holidays got the Rankin/Bass song & stop motion treatment.
And Easter was no exception.
And although “Here Comes Peter Cottontail” seems to be a minor amongst the Christmas majors like “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer”, “Frosty The Snowman” or even “The Year Without A Santa Claus”, can you name any other Eastertide television special?
So give Peter Rabbit the respect he’s due and remember to mention it the next time you list off your favorite, fondly remembered holiday television specials.
Besides, “Here Comes Peter Cottontail” has Vincent Price in it!
That fact alone puts it on the RetroArtBlog List of Great Holiday Shows.
To see more about all the great animated specials and movies produced by Rankin/Bass,
go see The Rankin/Bass Historian himself, Rick Goldschmidt!