Costumed Toons Glitz Up White House Easter Egg Roll

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Animated characters will help the first family and the nation celebrate Easter this year, with costumed characters ranging from Babar, the Cat in the Hat and the Smurfs to Spider-Man, Charlie Brown, Jake and Finn, and Alvin and the Chipmunks slated to appear Monday at the 134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

More than 30,000 people are expected to visit the South Lawn for games, stories, and, of course, the traditional egg roll. The event this year is promoting health and wellness with a theme of “Let’s Go, Let’s Play, Let’s Move!” All of the activities, including sports courts, dancing and cooking encourage children to lead healthy and active lives, which is a central part of first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, a national campaign to combat childhood obesity.

Costumed characters set to appear include:

  • Fairy Twinkle Toes
  • AbraKidabra
  • Big Green Rabbit
  • Captain Planet
  • Bugs Bunny
  • Daffy Duck
  • Finn & Jake from Adventure Time
  • Scooby Doo
  • Alex the Lion from Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
  • Penguins of Madagascar
  • Po, from Kung Fu Panda
  • Miffy the Bunny
  • Katsuma and Poppet, from Moshi Monsters
  • Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
  • Abby Cadabby, from Sesame Street
  • Arthur
  • Buddy from Dinosaur Train
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • Curious George
  • Elmo
  • Hooper, from PBS Kids
  • Martha, from Martha Speaks
  • Princess Presto, from Super WHY!
  • Ruff Ruffman, from Fetch!
  • Sid the Science Kid
  • Super WHY!  Wonder Red, from Super WHY!
  • Word Girl
  • Woofster, from Super WHY!
  • The Smurfs
  • Charlie Brown and Snoopy
  • Power Panther
  • Slapshot and Air Slapshot
  • George, Tom, Abe and Teddy, from the Racing Presidents
  • Screech
  • Topspin and Slice
  • Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head
  • Witzy Duck, from Suzy’s Zoo
  • Power Rangers
  • Smokey Bear
  • Babar and Badou
  • Doki the Dog
  • Papa, Mama and Junior Bunny
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Spot
  • Maisy Nutbrown Hare
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Dora the Explorer and Diego
  • Spider-Man
  • Iron Man
  • Thor
  • Captain America
  • Yoohoo & Chewoo, from Yoohoo and Friends
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • Clicky

Souvenir White House Easter eggs first became an annual keepsake in 1981. This year’s egg features a First Dog “Bo” egg,  available to view or purchase at www.easter.nationalparks.org.

The event will be streamed live all day Monday on WhiteHouse.gov/live, on Twitter using the hashtag #EasterEggRoll, and on the Let’s Move! pages on Twitter and Facebook.

  • Tony Appierto

    I thought this White House had enough cartoon characters in its administration!!!