Hop is a 2011 Easter-themed live-action/CGI feature film from Universal Studios and Illumination Entertainment and will be released in theaters worldwide throughout March and April.
It will be directed by Alvin and the Chipmunks director Tim Hill and produced by Despicable Me producer Chris Meledandri, and stars: James Marsden, Kaley Cuoco, Tiffany Espensen, Chelsea Handler, Bill Hader, Elizabeth Perkins, Gary Cole, David Hasselhoff, Elizabeth Howard, Colton Ray and the voices of Russell Brand, Hugh Laurie, Laurie Metcalf, John Cohen, Janet Healy, Hank Azaria and Django Marsh.
E.B. (Russell Brand), a teenage rabbit, on the eve of taking over from his father (Hugh Laurie) as the Easter Bunny, leaves his home in Easter Island for Hollywood to pursue his dream of becoming a drummer.
He is hit by Fred O'Hare (James Marsden), an out of work slacker who was driving to the house he is then the caretaker of. Feigning injury, E.B. manipulates Fred to take him in as he recovers. E.B. causes trouble in the home and at Fred's job interview.
Meanwhile Easter Chick Carlos (Hank Azaria), disappointed that he is not allowed to take E.B.'s place, revolts against and imprisons E.B.'s father. Fred and E.B. are brought back and imprisoned by the Pink Berets, but they manage to break free and suppress the revolt, and E.B.'s father appoints them to co-workers as Easter Bunnies, thus saving Easter.