by Rachel Newstead
Release Date: June 28, 1947
Director: Bob McKimson
Writer: Warren Foster
In Short: If you sub for the Easter Bunny, make sure you have a good hospital plan and a bullet-proof vest….
Every Easter, I have a tradition.
I do my hair, put on my makeup, select my best outfit and go to the local Radisson for brunch. Then I come home and watch today’s cartoon.
Like most traditions, the roots for this one are long and deep; decades ago, long before I knew enough about animation to dislike Bob McKimson, Easter Yeggs would make me hold my sides with laughter. For me, such a reaction happens rarely enough that I make note of it when it does; if a cartoon makes me laugh repeatedly, I mentally enshrine it among the Classics, to be viewed and viewed again. Easter Yeggs has never failed to raise a laugh from me, not even after thirty-five years of viewing. Continue reading