Hop (film)

Hop is a 2011 American live-action/computer-animated comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment, in association with Relativity Media, and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film was directed by Tim Hill and produced by Chris Meledandri and Michele Imperato Stabile, with a screenplay written by Brian Lynch, Cinco Paul, and Ken Daurio. Paul and Daurio also conceived the film's story. The film stars James Marsden, Russell Brand, Kaley Cuoco, Hank Azaria, Gary Cole, Elizabeth Perkins, David Hasselhoff, Chelsea Handler, and Hugh Laurie. The film follows a young rabbit E.B. (Brand) who would rather drum in a band than succeed his father as the Easter Bunny, as Fred O'Hare (Marsden) have the title for himself.

Theatrical release poster
Directed byTim Hill
Screenplay by
Story byCinco Paul
Ken Daurio
Produced by
CinematographyPeter Lyons Collister
Edited by
  • Peter S. Elliot
  • Gregory Perler
Music byChristopher Lennertz
Distributed byUniversal Pictures[1]
Release dates
Running time
95 minutes[3]
CountryUnited States
Budget$63 million[4]
Box office$184.4 million[4]

Hop was released in theaters on April 1, 2011, by Universal Pictures, and earned $184 million. To date, it is the only Illumination Entertainment film that combines live-action photography with animation.

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