HOP (2011)
– 3 out of 5 stars

E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand) is due to succeed his father as the Easter Bunny of Easter Island. However, E.B. has dreams of becoming a drummer and leaves for Hollywood. He befriends Fred O’Hare (James Marsden), who accidentally hits him with his car and they help each other to fulfill their dreams in life.

Well, I was quite reluctant to watch this initially because I didn’t watch those Alvin and the Chipmunks movies and they share the same director. But every animated feature has one character that will appeal to you and then there’s I-cannot-control-my-body-from-grooving-to-music Phil! This chick is completely into music! He’s so cute! I LOL-ed when he couldn’t control himself from dancing when he was directing the other chicks on the Easter sleigh. Everything quote-worthy of Phil can be found in this video:

Carlos steals the scene whenever he starts to scheme, like plotting a coup d’état. Both Carlos and Phil are voiced by the talented Hank Azaria! E.B. is adorable too – he does those puppy, or in this case, bunny eyes that make him irresistible to anyone. Plus, it’s the first time seeing James Marsden in such an immature role – he does lots of jumping, screaming and even singing.

Stay till the end of the credits for an extra clip!

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