Although we’ll always believe in the notion that Jesus Christ Superstar is the most Easter-themed film We also recognize that the idea of an Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera set in the desert might not be suitable for everyone. Easter could be a different thing to different people, and so when you’re looking to watch a film that is a reflection of the Easter season or is an explicit reference to Jesus Christ’s resurrection Jesus Christ, or a celebration of springtime and bunnies and such, or something more abstract, Decider has culled through the extensive Disney+ library of titles to discover a film that will delight all the members of the family.
Our selection of Easter films features beloved characters from children’s literature, such as Winnie the Pooh and the cast from Ice Age, famous stories which also function as Christian representations, and -Oh, what’s the reason for The Rise of Skywalker on this list? We know that Easter isn’t an occasion that receives much attention in Hollywood; however we believe we’ve justified our selections quite well.
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1. ‘Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade’
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CAST: John Leguizamo, Dennis Leary, Queen Latifah, Taraji P. Henson
DESCRIPTION: This 25 minute Ice Age story features all your favorite characters , including Sid (Leguizamo), Diego (Leary), Manny (Ray Romano) and Ellie (Queen Latifah). Our beloved sloth Sid is assigned the task of eggs-sitting. It’s an easy job, but the entire team must work together to locate the eggs when eggs disappear.
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2. ‘Winnie The Pooh: Springtime With Roo’
CAST: Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom
DESCRIPTION: Easter signifies springtime and there’s a better location to celebrate the season other than at the Hundred Acre Wood. Unfortunately for Easter fans who wish your bunnies to represent the hope and the rebirth of the season Rabbit is always the murderer of the group. While everyone gets ready for the Easter holiday and enjoys the springtime joys, Rabbit makes everyone wait to go outside until they’ve finished your spring cleanup.
3. ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’
CAST: Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy, Georgie Henley
Details: Aslan, King of Beasts is the main character in the film and also the author of the book on of which this film the basis, C.S. Lewis has never hidden the fact that he’s supposed to be a symbol of Christ. Aslan is, just like Jesus died and then is resurrected in order to rescue a child who finds the wonderful wardrobe leading to his house, Narnia. Alongside The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Disney+ also offers The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian as well as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
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4. ‘Secrets of Christ’s Tomb: Explorer Special’
CAST: Stefan Ashton-Franks
Description: Now, the reason why we celebrate the season. The Secrets of Christ’s Tomb by National Geographic: Explorer Special is a documentary that features archaeologists, religious scholars, and a variety of other experts, who try to restore what’s been believed to be the tombstone of Jesus Christ, while also exploring the mystery and traditional beliefs regarding the burial of Jesus Christ.
5. ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’
CAST: Bob Hoskins, Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer
Description: In the Golden Age of Hollywood, humans and animated characters lived together, as did the entire cast of cartoons living in Toontown. When Toontown and its inhabitants are under threat from the evil Judge Doom who can wipe the entire city clean with his poisonous “dip,” a chemical eraser which can literally wash off all the toons. The private eye Eddie Valiant (Hoskins), who is currently investigating the relationship between Roger Rabbit and Jessica Rabbit, gets involved and they work together to stop Doom’s plans to wipe the city clean. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is an iconic and a fan favorite. In 1988, when it was released, it accomplished what no previous film did before. It incorporated animation and live action. It brought a cartoon bunny to a gorgeous cartoon girl. Roger Rabbit might just be the most famous Rabbit to ever after Easter.6
6. ‘Easter Island: Unsolved’
CAST: Peter Demeo
Description: Easter Island: Unsolved is a different National Geographic doc that explores the mystery of Easter Island, located in the Pacific Ocean roughly halfway between South America and Tahiti. Rapa Nui, the name that the island’s indigenous peoples gave it was found in 1722 by Westerners around 1722, on the Easter Sunday, which is why the new name that it received. The documentary details the fascinating background and the disappearance of the indigenous culture that inhabited the islands.
Description: Burrow is six minutes of pure rabbit content. A strong and independent young rabbit tries to construct her own burrow with no help from anyone else, but soon realizes that it’s always easier (and more enjoyable) when you’re with her friends’ help. The Pixar SparkShort is a charming visual delight that was originally released as a companion piece to Soul.
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8. ‘Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker’
CAST: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega
Description: Take this one with some caution However, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker has many resurrections, in some form. Okay this is a bit of a stretch, but Palpatine and Rey aren’t the only ones to make it back from their supposed death however, you get to meet some ghosts like Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia as well.