German food retailer Netto Marken-Discount has launched “Die Oster Überraschung — Der Wahre Osterhase,” (The Easter Surprise — The True Easter Bunny). The Easter Surprise commercial explores the question, “Where did the Easter Bunny come from?” The concept of a hare or rabbit distributing decorated eggs on Easter Sunday can be traced back to customs found in Lutheran Germany. This animated film provides a fantasy take on the custom. The Easter Bunny’s origins are explained in a marital union between a hen and rabbit who give life to a bunny that can lay coloured eggs. After his egg-laying skills are ridiculed by other forest creatures, the bunny runs away to the human city in the distance, leaving his worried parents behind with nothing more than a newly laid easter egg on his bed. He is soon picked up by a young girl and made famous in the human world, making headlines with the uniqueness that had previously left him feeling isolated. However, before long, he begins to miss his parents and his old world, leading him back to his family and providing the viewer with a fairytale, perfect ending. The Easter Surprise campaign is online at www.netto-online.de/ostern.