Watch 5 Films Starring Cute Easter Creatures

Films

Lo and behold, Canada has braved and survived another winter and Easter is just around the corner.

Way to go, everyone!

Get in the mood for this early spring celebration with a selection of fun films starring chicks, ducks and other such prolific creatures that delightfully link Easter to its ancient, pre-Christian origins.

Enjoy!

Peep and the Big Wide World

Hop along for a series of wild adventures with these 3 short films featuring Peep the chicken, Chirp the robin and Quack the duck. Narrated by Peter Ustinov.

Peep and the Big Wide World, Kaj Pindal, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Hen Hop

No camera? No problem! For this joyful animated short featuring a dancing hen, the one and only Norman McLaren drew directly onto 35 mm movie stock with an ordinary pen and ink.

Hen Hop, Norman McLaren, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

At Home with Mrs. Hen

Ah, kids. You don’t need to be a chicken to relate to the struggles of a mother trying to set her son on the right path after he has a temper tantrum.

At Home with Mrs. Hen, Tali, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

The Egg

An egg does everything in his power to resist the destruction process that is to usher in new life in this 1-min short from the Canada Vignettes series.

Canada Vignettes: The Egg , Robert Bélisle & Jean-François Pouliot, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

La poulette grise

Norman McLaren’s pastel drawings give life to the old French song about a little grey hen who nests in church (and a little brown hen who nests on the moon!) in this sweet animation.

La poulette grise, Norman McLaren, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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