Monday, January 2, 2012
4055. E.B. or Easter Bunny
E.B. or Easter Bunny is one of the two main characters of HOP. The main protagonist. A 19 year old Rabbit who would rather be a drummer than be the next Easter Bunny. Brand also makes a short cameo appearance as a production assistant.
Rusell Brand voiced E.B.
E.B. (Born late 1991 age 19) is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, the grandson of Grandfather Bunny and the main protagonist of Hop.
He is first seen at the start of the film as child playing bongos on top of one of the statues on Easter Island before going with his father Mr. Bunny to have a tour of The Easter Factory. Here he meets Carlos his father's second in command and Phil one of the chick workers. Twenty years later E.B. is now a young adult who does not want to take over from his father as The Easter Bunny and wants be a drummer. Later that night he escapes and jumps into a magic rabbit hole that teleports him to Hollywood. Once there he tries to get Hugh Hefner to let him stay in The Playboy Mansion but to no avail. when crossing the road he is hit by a car driven by Fred O'Hare. E.B's ability to talk makes Fred panic and run to the house he is house sitting but E.B. follows him and pretends that he has a broken leg so Fred will let him stay. The next day Fred finds that E.B. has messed up the bedroom and flooded the bathroom because he thought the bath was a jacuzzi. Fred later tries to release E.B. into the wild but changes his mind when E.B. convinces him that he is The Easter Bunny. Whilst Fred is at an job interview E.B. waits in his car but then has to go after him when he sees The Pink Berets a trio of rabbit ninjas sent out by Mr Bunny to find him. When in the building Fred is having his interview in E.B. plays substitute drummer for The Blind Boys Of Alabama who convince him to audition for David Hasselhoff's talent show Hoff Knows Talent and ends up ruining Fred's job interview. At the audition E.B. palys the drums to Dynamite by Taio Cruz and is able to get through to the live show. E.B. goes to Fred's adopted sister Alex's school play whilst hiding in Fred's satchel but disgusted by Alex's bad singing and thinking The Pink Berets (really three children in rabbit costumes) have found him E.B. gets out of the satchel and dashes onto the stage. Not wanting everyone to know of E.B.'s ability to talk Fred pretends to be a ventriloquist with E.B. as his puppet and they start singing I Want Candy. Later Fred tells E.B. his idea of wanting to be the first human Easter Bunny at first E.B. thinks it's a bad idea but after training him E.B. sees that Fred has some genuine talent in it. The next day E.B. leaves a decoy for The Pink Berets to make them think that he killed himself (but is really a frozen turkey with his clothes on in a cooking pot) and leaves for the Hoff Knows Talent live show. The Pink Berets find the decoy and think Fred killed E.B. so they capture him and taken him to Easter Island. At the live show E.B. feels guilty of leaving Fred and discusses the situation with David Hasselhoff who advises him to go back and help him. When at the house E.B. finds evidence of Fred's capture and goes back to The Easter Factory. Once there E.B. discovers that Carlos has taken over the factory and has put all the rabbit workers in a storage cuboard and has Fred and Mr Bunny tied in black licorice hanging over and are to be boiled alive in liquid candy. Carlos has E.B. immobilized in gummi candy and put on the choclate bunny carving line. E.B. is able to break free and dodges the blades while Fred is able to free himself and Mr Bunny by eating the licorice. E.B. then battles Carlos (who is now a chick-rabbit hybrid due to the magic of The Egg Of Destiny but is loses easily due to Carlos being larger. Carlos tries to take off in The Easter Egg Sleigh with Phil directing via lighted wands. To stop the take off E.B. improvises a drum session causing Phil to provide the wrong signals making the sleigh crash. E.B. decides to accept his responsiblities. Feeling remorsful Mr Bunny makes both E.B. and Fred Co-Easter Bunnies to balance the workload so E.B. can be The Easter Bunny and still follow his dream to be a drummer. E.B. is last seen at the end of the film picking up Fred from his home and take off in the Easter Egg Sleigh with Carlos (still in his chick-rabbit form), Phil (now the new head chick) and the other chicks puling it to start their deliveries.
E.B. is shown to have brown fur and blue eyes. He is seen throught the film wearing a white shirt with a blue button down checkered top over it and his Easter Bunny suit is a white collared green shirt, a red tie, a dark blue blazer, white trousers and brown shoes (exactly like Mr Bunny's).
Hop is a 2011 Easter-themed live-action and animated comedy film from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment, directed by Tim Hill and produced by Chris Meledandri and Michelle Imperato. The film was released on April 1, 2011 in the United States and the United Kingdom. Hop stars the voice of Russell Brand as E.B., a rabbit who does not want to succeed his father, Mr. Bunny (Hugh Laurie), in the role of the Easter Bunny; James Marsden as Fred O'Hare, a human who is out of work and wishes to become the next Easter Bunny himself; and the voice of Hank Azaria as Carlos and Phil, two chicks who plot to take over the Easter organization.
On Easter Island, a young rabbit named E.B. (Russell Brand) is intended to succeed his father Mr. Bunny (Hugh Laurie) as the Easter Bunny. Intimidated by the calling's demands, E.B. runs away to Hollywood to pursue his dream of becoming a drummer. Mr Bunny sends his three ninja royal guards, the Pink Berets (Janet Healy), to find his son. Meanwhile, Easter Chicks Carlos and Phil (both played by Hank Azaria), plot a coup d'état against Mr. Bunny to take over the Easter organization.
Wandering through Los Angeles, E.B. is hit by Fred O'Hare (James Marsden), an out of work slacker job hopper (who is being pressured by his family to "get a job") who was driving to his sister Sam's (Kaley Cuoco) boss's house he's housesitting . Feigning injury, E.B. persuades Fred to take him in as he recovers, but when E.B. causes trouble Fred attempts to abandon him in the wilderness. E.B. persuades the human to help him by claiming to be the Easter Bunny, whom Fred saw in operation in his youth. The rabbit sees the Berets closing in on him and hides inside a business where Fred is having job interview. E.B. enjoys a successful recording session with the Blind Boys of Alabama as their substitute drummer, but ruins Fred's job interview. In the process, E.B. gets a tip about a possible audition for David Hasselhoff, who invites him to perform on his show.