9 Forgotten Easter Specials From Your Childhood

From the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Fat Albert, there have been some pretty forgettable Easter Specials.

1. Yogi the Easter Bear

Year that it first aired: 1994

What was it about: The Easter Bunny is kidnapped and Yogi must step in and save Easter.

Watch it here: Yogi the Easter Bear

2. Will Vinton’s Claymation Easter

Year that it first aired: 1992

What was it about: Wilshire Pig hatches a plan to capture the Easter Bunny and make himself the world’s first Easter Pig.

Watch it here: Claymation Easter

Synopsis by: TCM

3. Here Comes Peter Cottontail

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Year that it first aired: 1971

What was it about: The tale of rabbit named Peter, who attempts to become the next Easter Bunny. Also there’s a random cameo appearance by Santa Claus, cause this movie wasn’t trippy enough.

Oh, and of course at the end he becomes the next Easter Bunny.

Watch it here: Here Comes Peter Cottontail

4. A Chucklewood Easter

Year that it first aired: 1987

What was it about: Ranger Jones tells Buttons and Rusty all about Easter, and how everything comes alive for the season. When they learn about Easter eggs, they sneak their way into the secret underground Easter egg factory posing as bunnies.

When they are discovered, Rusty and Buttons are put on trial for stealing eggs. But in the end they learn all about the true spirit of Easter.

Watch it here: A Chucklewood Easter

Synopsis by: IMDb

5. A Family Circus Easter

Year that it first aired: 1982

What was it about: The family has a plan to help little PJ find his first Easter egg. Dolly helps but Billy wants to catch the Easter bunny. When he does, the entire family is surprised, even the dog! In the end, everyone is happy, and they celebrate a wonderful Easter.

Watch it here: A Family Circus Easter

Synopsis by: My Big Campus

6. The Tale of the Bunny Picnic

Year that if first aired: 1986

What was it about: The special was the story of Bean Bunny, who learns that he is worthwhile even though he seems too insignificant to be of much help to anyone.

Although not necessarily about Easter, the special always aired during Easter time.

Watch it here: The Tale of the Bunny Picnic

Synopsis by: Muppet Wiki

7. The Smurfs Springtime Special

Year that it first aired: 1982

What was it about: As the Smurfs prepare for the Easter Festival they are in serious danger as Gargamel launches a plan to capture them and turn them gold. He plans to cast a spell on Mother Nature to freeze the forest in order to be able to catch the Smurfs.

But of course the Smurfs are able to foil his evil plan.

Watch it here: The Smurfs Springtime Special

8. The Fat Albert Easter Special

Year that it first aired: 1982

What was it about: While Fat Albert and the Cosby kids give old Mudfoot’s shack a surprise cleaning on Easter, Rudy decides to play a trick on his friends. Things get serious when Rudy’s practical joke backfires and Mudfoot ends up in the hospital

Watch it here: The Fat Albert Easter Special

9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Year that it first aired: 1991

What was it about: Krang sends out Bebop and Rocksteady, dressed as Easter bunnies, from the Technodrome in Dimension X through the dimensional portal during Easter.

They arrive in New York City to blast people with a “Docilizer Ray”. They go to the Channel 6 News Building, where the staff is planning to have an Easter egg hunt. April O’Neil watches Bebop and Rocksteady testing the ray and calls the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for help just before she gets zapped.

To stop them, the TMNT must find out a “Cyranium Crystal” in the “Fairy Tale Dimension”. Leonardo and Raphael go there, and meet Hokum Hare, the rabbit from the fable “The Tortoise and the Hare”. He thinks they are the turtles who always beat him, but he insists on following them. Outwitting the Giant (from “Jack and the Beanstalk”), Hokum, Leonardo, and Raphael grab the “Cyranium Crystal” and climb down the beanstalk, just as Jack chops it down.

They go back to Earth and unite with Donatello and Michaelangelo. Together, they stop Shredder and Krang from broadcasting the “Docilizer Ray” all over Earth. Hokum gets to stand in as the Easter Bunny for the Channel 6 Easter Egg Hunt.

Synopsis by: Other Holiday Specials Wikia

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