I found this today… News about an animated movie I hadn’t heard of from the makers of Despicable Me (which we loved) that merges CGI and live action about… the Easter Bunny!?! Hop evidently opens on April 1st, 2011 just in time for Easter season.
Now I have to say I’m leery of the animated/live action crossover… The last time I felt it really worked was in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? so I don’t have high hopes. But I know as soon as my daughters see the trailer, we’ll be planning a trip to the theater.
Directed by Tim Hill (Alvin and the Chipmunks and TV’s Spongebob Squarepants), Hop has a great cast with James Marsden (X-Men, Superman Returns), Russell Brand (as the voice of the Easter Bunny) (Get Him to the Greek), Kaley Cuoco (TV’s Big Bang Theory), Hank Azaria (TV’s Simpsons, The Birdcage), David Hasselhoff, Chelsea Handler and Hugh Laurie (TV’s House).
Here’s the synopsis:
Blending state of the art animation with live action, Hop is a comedy about E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand), the teenage son of the Easter Bunny. On the eve of taking over the family business, E.B. leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream of becoming a drummer. He encounters Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals, who accidentally hits E.B. with his car. Feigning injury, E.B. manipulates Fred into providing him shelter, and Fred finds himself with the world’s worst houseguest.
Here are a few pics from the production:
And you can find the new trailer here at Apple.
Question: What do you think of this? Something you’d want to go see?
- ‘Hop’ Trailer (slashfilm.com)
- Movie Trailer for HOP with Russell Brand and James Marsden (geektyrant.com)
- Second Official Trailer for Illumination’s ‘Hop’ with James Marsden (firstshowing.net)
- New Hop Movie Trailer Has ‘The Hoff’ – David Hasselhoff That Is! (screencrave.com)
- Teaser Trailer: ‘Hop,’ With Russell Brand as the Easter Bunny (slashfilm.com)
- First Look: Russell Brand as an Animated Easter Bunny in ‘Hop’ (slashfilm.com)
- The ‘Hop’ Trailer Talks and Poops Candy (filmschoolrejects.com)
- First New Poster for ‘Hop’ with Russell Brand as the Easter Bunny (firstshowing.net)
- First Poster: Russell Brand as The Easter Bunny in Hop (screencrave.com)
- Watch: Teaser Trailer for ‘Hop’ with a Russell Brand Easter Bunny (firstshowing.net)