Let the Easter Bunny HOP into your Movie Collection {Review and Giveaway}

Last year, we were introduced to the Easter Bunny in a younger, more British-accented form than ever before in the movie HOP. With Russell Brand lending his voice for the animated (and absolutely adorable) E.B. and James Marsden playing Fred O’Hare, a young slacker in need of a little inspiration, HOP is being released on DVD and Blu-ray just in time for Easter. Will this fun family film make its way into your children’s Easter baskets?

When I first saw HOP before its release last year, I enjoyed the visual appeal of the movie, which blends CGI-animation and live action film, and I couldn’t help but fall under the spell of the cute, and mildly rebellious teenaged E.B., who just wants to find his own way in the world which doesn’t necessarily follow in his father’s Easter Bunny footprints. His love of music brings him to Hollywood, where his path crosses with Fred O’Hare’s, and nothing is the same again for either of them.

I couldn’t believe my great fortune when I got to take part in group interviews with some of the stars and makers of the film last year. James Marsden proved to be a down-to-earth guy who enjoyed chatting with this group of mom and dad bloggers about his own family, and Russell Brand… well, he certainly showed off his charm and had our entire group laughing the entire time. (Click links to see my original, gushing and enthusiastic posts!)

I watched this movie with my own children in mind, and when I saw it again with them after its theatrical release, I especially like watching their reactions to the movie. My then-three year old son adored E.B., laughing at his “funny voice,” (sorry Russell!) and mimicking his drumming with enthusiasm. My then-four year old daughter sat wide-eyed as she watched, and she enjoyed the story a bit more than her little brother. My then-ten year old son instantly declared the flick “so cool,” and in the year since, they’ve been asking about when they’d get to see it again.

The wait for HOP is now over! We look forward to rocking out with E.B. once again, this time in the comfort of our own living room. We’ll enjoy the music, the giggles, and the adventures that E.B. and Fred have as they both get reminded of the important role of family in their lives. Just not sure we’ll be passing the jelly beans around as we watch!

If that last statement has you scratching your head, you’ve got to watch the trailer to figure out the joke. (And remember, this is just a movie… you can still enjoy your sweet treats!)


Now for the giveaway fun! We have a prize pack for one lucky winner, including a Blu-ray player! Please leave a comment here to be entered. This giveaway is open to U.S. mailing addresses only.
One winner will receive:

We will announce the winner here on 4/14, after Easter but still in time for lots of spring movie watching fun!

Giveaway courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, valued at $169.98.


  1. Darlene says

    This would be such a cute movie to enjoy year-round, not just at Easter. And, my 13 yr. old has had a crush on James Marsden since Enchanted. lol

  2. crystal a says

    i would love to win this movies my 18 month old son would love to watch this movie he love bunny rabits

  3. Heather says

    This was such a cute movie, one my family would love to have in our collection. We laughed all through the movie in the theater and we all loved it. We’d love to win this package!

  4. Shakara says

    My baby girl has been received several stuffed bunnies recently and I’m sure she’d enjoy seeing “one come to life.”

  5. Kristen M. says

    It’s hard to believe that it’s already April! My kids have three weeks off from school. This would be a great entertainment packet for them.

  6. says

    I love the part when he is on the hood of the car and leaves jelly beans!! I love all the characters and to see how all the easter candies are made was super fun!! Thanks for the chance to win it and the laughs!! :)

  7. says

    My four year old would be enthralled with this. He might even sit still long enough to stop questions for a few minutes. Please pick me, I so need a few minutes of quiet away from the questions.

  8. Vickie Couturier says

    My grandsons would have a blast watching this they havent seen it yet


  9. says

    We just rented this on Monday for our daughter. She loved it. On Tuesday she asked to watch it again, but we had already brought it back. So last night we told her if she sleeps through the night in her own bed we’d buy it. I hope we win! :)

  10. Vilmarys says

    What a great giveaway!!! I have been dying to see this movie with my daughter! Thanks for the chance :)

  11. Gary Emes says

    Great movies these animated computer generated ones….Would love to have this flick in my collection

  12. Liz says

    When we’ve stayed with friends in England during Christmas, I’ve been charmed by the films. Would love to extend to Easter.

  13. wendy wallach says

    jonesing for a blue ray player so I really really would love to win this for my family.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  14. Lyndsey says

    My family has always been musically driven, to add to that we’ve always done our best to appreciate each and every holiday, together, with all of our effort. I’m 20 and have 2 brothers, one who’s 5 and one who’s 20 months. Last year, we all went to the theaters to see HOP and I could not express the joy that filled their eyes. This year on Easter, we rented it to enjoy in the comfort of the living room. And still, the enjoyment was the cherry on top of a wonderful holiday. Not only is this movie one of the most festive I’ve seen since Tim Allens Santa Claus movies, but it has great meaning to express yourself and go for your dreams. To be given the opportunity to enter such a wonderful sweepstakes is fantastic and for that, I thank you. My brothers would be ecstatic to call this movie their own and I know my parents would love to have a blu-ray player. Fingers Crossed!!! :)

  15. Kristen m says

    What a great giveaway! I would love to share this prize with my friends children!
    blue65829 at aol dot com

  16. Brenda C says

    what a wonderful giveaway! We can’t wait to see HOP.. can’t usually afford the theater, so we wait for DVD

  17. LOIS PAYTON says

    I saw this movie and would l love to have it at home, GOD BLESS AND KEEP YA’LL SAFE IN HIS ARMS

  18. christie kammerer says

    This is just the sweetest movie, I would love to win this for my family. What a great family movie night movie :)

  19. Kathleen Downes says

    I haven’t seen this movie yet and would love to win all of these great prizes. Thank you.
    washoekathy @ yahoo.com

  20. Pauline M says

    I love this prize because everything is so useful in my house! Most importantly, I will finally get to see this movie!

  21. Debbie C says

    Hop looks simply adorable and I would love to share this movie with family.


  22. McKim says

    We haven’t seen HOP yet. My little grandson was too young to go to movies when it was originally released. Now he is old enough to watch it on tv. I’m sure he will love it.

  23. Debbie Hogue says

    This is an EGGsellent movie!! Would love to win this for my granddaughter. Times that kids get to believe in things like E.B. are so special and create such special memories for years to come.

  24. Jill Myrick says

    My children have been begging to see Hop. and I would love to surprise them with this on family movie night.


  25. Jason Raley says

    Wanted to buy this for my kids for Easter, I have 3 kids. However, I have been injured and unable to work for a year now. Money just doest go as far as it used to. I sure would like to win this for my kids. That would make their day, as would mine!

  26. Molly K says

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! My boys have really wanted to see this movie and I would love a blu ray player :)

  27. Jennifer R says

    This movie looks so fun for families. Thank you for the chance at these great prizes.
    reejen5 at gmail dot com

  28. Debbie R says

    I have heard so many good things about this movie and it’s music. I would like to see it and to win a bluray player.

  29. Bonnigene says

    This would be wonderful to win for my family…we love to have movie nights and enjoy one another’s company. It is fun to laugh and be together.

  30. Ellie W says

    My family would love this. My two little grandsons are excited to watch Hop.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  31. Laurie Emerson says

    This looks like such a wonderful family movie that can be enjoyed any time of year!
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  32. Renee Richardson says

    We haven’t had a chance to watch this and it looks so cute. Thanks for the amazing giveaway :)

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  33. Rosey says

    We’re overdue to step into blu-ray (we are one of the few left who haven’t upgraded yet), so I’d love the prize.

  34. melanie says

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Our dvd player is about to die so an upgrade would be cool! The kids have been wanting to see HOP!

  35. Simone Normand says

    Yay! My little dude would love this. Movie time is nice wind down down time for us, and we haven’t seen this one yet. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  36. Rachel Ellis says

    Would love to win this for my son. We haven’t had a chance to see the movie yet and he is dying to do so. Thanks for the giveaway!

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