Peter and the Magic Egg

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Peter and the Magic Egg
Written byRomeo Muller
Directed byFred Wolf
StarringRay Bolger
Voices ofAl Eissermann
Joan Gerber
Bob Holt
Robert Ridgely
Russi Taylor
Music byHoward Kaylan
Mark Volman
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Robert L. Rosen
Producer(s)Romeo Muller
Fred Wolf
CinematographyTed Bemiller & Sons
Editor(s)Rich Harrison
Running time24 minutes
Production company(s)Murakami-Wolf-Swenson
Mueller/Rosen Productions
DistributorFamily Home Entertainment (VHS, 1983)
Liberation Entertainment (DVD)
CBS Home Entertainment (DVD, 2015)
Original networkSyndication
Original releaseMarch 1983 (1983-03)

Peter and the Magic Egg is a 1983 animated musical Easter television special produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson. It is narrated as story by Uncle Amos the egg, voiced by Ray Bolger.


The Doppler family, Pennsylvania Dutch farmers, are in debt to Tobias Tinwhiskers. Tobias Toot, a local farmer that successfully mechanized his farm leading to him taking over neighboring farms, the local bank and the town itself, previously had been converted into Tobias Tinwhiskers as he so loved machines, he underwent a procedure to become mechanical altogether himself. Mother Nature sends a baby, Peter Paas, to help the Dopplers out of their desperate situation.

Peter Paas grows up and works on the farm and, in order to pay the mortgage on the farm to Tinwhiskers, he arranges a contract with the Easter Bunny to supply colored eggs for Easter. He is helped by the cast of anthropomorphic farm animals to produce and dye the eggs and make the annual mortgage payment on Easter day. Tinwhiskers, enraged that he cannot repossess the farm, challenges Peter to a ploughing contest and arranges for Peter to fall down a well. Peter remains in a coma and sadness hangs over the farm. The animals went to Mother Nature for help as she gave them an egg to hatch which will awake Peter. The egg hatches into a Kookibird bringing laughter back to the farms. This wakes Peter and returns Tinwhiskers to human form. Tobias Toot gives back the town, renamed Paasville, and goes to work for the Dopplers while Peter leaves the farm to return to Mother Nature to help other families in need.



  • This special was created as a tie-in to Paas Easter egg dye.
  • This was the last special produced by Muller/Rosen.

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