April 2nd, 2012
01:52 PM ET
The anticipation is building for some 30,000 kids and their parents for this year's 134th annual rite of spring at the White House: The Easter Egg Roll.
Now just one week out and the White House is teasing us with snippets of information.
Monday they released the much anticipated list of costumed characters who will be prancing around the White House lawn.
There are all the usual suspects like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Clifford the Big Red Dog and the Cat in the Hat.
But they'll be joined by movie characters, Alex the Lion from Madagascar 3 and those Penguins of Madagascar who are described on their website as an "elite strike force with unmatched commando skills." Hmm, the Secret Service might take exception to that!
The First Lady is putting her imprint on the festivities tailoring the activities to promote health and wellness keeping with this year's theme “Let’s Go, Let’s Play, Let’s Move!” Michelle Obama's signature "Let's Move" initiative tackles the problem of childhood obesity.
In addition to the traditional rolling of the Easter eggs on the South Lawn, kids will be able to play on sports courts, participate in dancing and cooking activities all geared to encouraging a healthy lifestyle.
As for the entertainment, The White House is planning to release the Easter Egg Roll talent they've booked all week via @LetsMove on Twitter to build the excitement. In past years Justin Bieber, Colbie Caillat and the cast of the television show "Glee" have performed. Guess we'll just have to wait and see if "the Bieb" makes a return performance this year!
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