It's not Easter at all unless you spend a snuggled-up afternoon watching one of these hoppy kinda bunny-themed movies with the family...
Easter is coming around real soon! If you haven’t already made your Easter crafts, well – you’re running out of time. Get to it! But if you’re sorted, here’s an easy parenting activity for you to do with the kids. It’s so simple, you could even take a nap or do some work at the same time. Snuggle down with a plate of hot cross buns and catch one of these bunny-themed movies, perfect for Easter.
If you’re talking about a bunny-themed movie, you’ve got to put on the 2018 feature-length adaptation (pictured above) of Beatrix Potter’s lovable, naughty rabbit, Peter. It’ll charm the socks off kids and grown-ups alike – there’s a little bit of Peter in all of us, after all! Psst, if you can’t get enough of Peter Rabbit, peruse the much-loved books for more.
E.B., the Easter Bunny’s teenage son, heads to Hollywood with stars in his eyes, determined to become a drummer in a rock ‘n’ roll band in this bunny-themed movie. Does it go to plan? Of course not! But it’s hilarious to watch and will definitely give the whole fam a big case of the warm and fuzzies.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
An oldie but a goodie, this 1988 movie features a toon-hating detective (Bob Hoskins) who is a cartoon rabbit’s only hope in proving his innocence when he is accused of murder. And all these years later, we not only still love the animation/live-action combo in this film, we also still want to look like Jessica Rabbit!
Can you believe that this timeless, adorable Disney classic is 77 years old? Yes kids, that’s even older than us. And while obviously the main character is a cute deer, every time we watch the movie our hearts are stolen by Bambi’s BFF, Thumper. Too adorable!
Rise of the Guardians
If you have kids who are starting to wobble in their Easter Bunny beliefs, Rise of the Guardians will sort that right out for another year or two. Heck, it even had us believing (not only in the Easter Bunny, but in Santa, the Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost and The Sandman, too).
In a city of anthropomorphic animals, rookie bunny cop Judy Hopps meets and becomes friends (kinda) with a cynical con artist fox, who she ends up working with in order to uncover a dastardly conspiracy. So much love for this fun film! Also: Shakira as a sexy gazelle is genius.
Not one for younger kids (you’ll have them refusing to ever go near a bunny again), but this gritty movie adaptation of Richard Adam’s 1972 novel of the same name is as powerful today as it was when it was made back in 1978. It follows the (less than fluffy) tale of a group of rabbits who need to find a new home because of the upcoming redevelopment by humans of their home. Not as easy as it sounds when they have to contend with a warren full of the meanest rabbits in the history of rabbits. We’re not even kidding when we say General Woundwort is one of the scariest cartoon (or otherwise!) characters EVER. Netflix has just released a remake in the form of a series, which, in our humble opinion, is not a patch on the movie, but still worth a watch.
Secret Life of Pets
While Secret Life of Pets is mostly about a terrier named Max having his life upended by a new pooch addition to his home, Snowball the rabbit is definitely our fave character in this kooky movie. He might look cute and cuddly, but he’s harbouring pure disdain when it comes to pets and their owners. #abandonmentissues. Psst, there’s also a sequel, too.
We can’t have a round-up of rabbits without one of the best-loved rabbits of all time: Bugs Bunny! Catch him and basketball legend Michael Jordan in the mad capers of the Looney Tunes gang attempting to win their freedom via a basketball match. It’s a classic that’s definitely worth watching!