Hop is a 2011 Universal live-action/CG film focusing on the exploits of E.B. (Russell Brand), a young rabbit who is next in line to become the world famous Easter Bunny of legend. His father can't wait to provide him with the title, but E.B. tends to sway more to the young, hip side of the Bunny family tree, and doesn't want to follow in his father's footsteps, instead wanting to make it big in the world of rock.He leaves for Hollywood in order to realize his dream, and happens upon Fred (James Marsden), a kindred slacker who is house-sitting a mansion. After being nearly run over by Fred's car, he reluctantly takes in E.B., who wastes no time in causing him as much grief as possible. Soon however, Fred and E.B. learn that they have to contend with Carlos, one of the Easter Bunny chick assistants who decides that it's time for them to take over the holiday due to their doing all the work.
This film contains examples of:
Actor Allusion: When E.B. asks David Hasselhoff why he's not surprised by a talking rabbit, he replies with "My best friend is a talking car."
Chile: The Easter Bunny's headquarters are located on Easter Island for no particular reason other than both titles including the word 'Easter'. However, Carlos has a Spanish accent, which is the official language of the island.
Cool Big Sis: Samantha, who is actually a cool younger sis but plays the role of an older sibling in trying to help Fred get his act together.
Easter Bunny: However, the Easter Bunny's son doesn't want to inherit the title.
Eenie, Meenie, Miny Moai: Because the rabbits are all from Easter Island we get so see some. They're apparently the secret entrances to the Easter Bunny's whole operation. Some even properly have the pukao.
Expressive Ears: E.B.'s ears are very expressive. His dad's, not so much, perhaps as a distinction between the two.
Face-Heel Turn: Carlos, the second-in-command chick to the Easter Bunny empire who wants to take the mantle for himself. Even though the Easter Bunny is a good guy, Carlos has been somewhat of a jerk for a while, which would make him a subversion of The Starscream as well.
Hidden Depths: Fred apparently speaks perfect Mandarin, enabling him and E.B. to finally penetrate the China market. Makes sense in context he would know the language because he has a Chinese little sister who may be fluent.
I Cant Look Gesture: Bit, the smallest of the three Pink Berets, turns away from the sight of a partially thawed turkey dressed in a flannel shirt that Patch levers from a boiling pot. The Pink Berets presume that this is the horrible fate of E.B., the renegade son and heir of the Easter Bunny. How an elite commando unit could confuse a frozen turkey for a rabbit carcass is never explained.
Irony: E.B's drumming distances him from his father and causes him to run away, almost destroying Easter. Yet that same drumming is what saves Easter in the end.
The Klutz: The smallest member of the Pink Berets keeps slamming into things and tripping up during their action moves.
Large and in Charge: Carlos who is the largest chick seen. He gets larger when he goes one winged angel.
The earliest trailer featured nothing more than the protagonist playing the drums, with absolutely no indication what the film was about.
No Big Deal: A talking rabbit? Fred sure seems freaked out by it... but then it turns out he's the only one.
Number Two: It's constantly brought up that Carlos is E.B.'s father's number two chick and he is not happy about it.
One-Winged Angel: Carlos undergoes a transformation into a chick/bunny hybrid when the Egg of Destiny scepter bestows its powers upon him. Unfortunately it also increases his size and strength right before E.B. has to take him on.
Unexplained Accent: E.B. and his father have (different) British accents, and the villain is Spanish. It's made fairly clear that they all live on the island full time.
Unusually Uninteresting Sight: NOBODY besides Fred finds an anthropomorphic talking rabbit strange, and the movie makes sure to lampshade the Hell out of it. Granted, adding scenes of being chased down by the Men In Black would be total overkill and disrupt the light fluffy tone of the movie. So it's just easier to handwave it off.