Sunday, 8 April 2012

Hop Review (Updated)


Release Date: 7th April 2011 - Australia

Production Companies
Universal Pictures (presents)
Relativity Media (in association with)
Illumination Entertainment

Universal Studios Australia

Genre: Family

Rating: G

Runtime: 95 minutes

Budget: $63,000,000

Box Office Gross: $183,953,723

Plot Summary
Blending state-of-the-art
animation with live
action, Hop tells the
comic tale of Fred, an
out-of-work slacker who
accidentally injures the
Easter Bunny's son and
must take him in as he
recovers. As Fred struggles
with the world's worst
house guest, both will
learn what it takes to
finally grow up.

Live Action Cast
James Marsden - Fred O'Hare
Coleton Ray - Young Fred
Kaley Cuoco - Samantha "Sam" O'Hare
Gary Cole - Henry O'Hare
Elizabeth Perkins - Bonnie O'Hare
Tiffany Espensen - Alex O'Hare
David Hasselhoff - Himself
Chelsea Handler - Mrs. Beck
Russell Brand - Production Assistant (Cameo)

Voice Cast
Russell Brand - E.B.
Django Marsh - Young E.B.
Hugh Laurie - Mr. Bunny
Hank Azaria - Carlos & Phil
Hugh Hefner - Voice at Playboy
Mansion (Cameo)

Director - Tim Hill
Story/Screenplay - Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio
Screenplay - Brian Lynch
Producers - Michele Imperato &
Christopher Meledandri
Production Designer - Richard Holland
Character Designer - Peter DeSeve
Director of Photography - Peter Lyons Collister
Animation Supervisor/Designer: Young E.B./
Senior Animation Supervisor - Chris Bailey
Visual Effects Supervisor: Rhythm & Hues -
Raymond Chen
Animation Supervisor: Rhythm & Hues -
Ryan O'Donoghue
Film Editors - Peter S. Elliot & Gregory Perler
Music - Christopher Lennertz

Nearly a perfect family movie in the season, HOP did a good job for bringing the Easter Bunny to the big screen. It manages to have some of the humour sugar-coated, if it's good for the young adults. While this movie could have been better without the live-action integration, but the animation is quite fantastic and the main character E.B. really steals the show especially when he plays the drums and he's voiced by Russell Brand who himself also does a live-action cameo.

Who needs the first ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS movie when the director's latest movie HOP is way better than the other feature, young people will have to watch this Easter film available on Blu-ray or DVD.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie

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