WH announces Easter Egg Roll talent lineup

President Barack Obama greets children on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, April 9, 2012, during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Despite having been dealt a rocky future by Capitol Hill's budget turmoil, the annual White House Easter Egg Roll boasts quite a talent lineup this year: Bugs Bunny, Dora the Explorer, the Cat in the Hat, Snoopy, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, Spongebob Squarepants and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are just some of the notables who will headline the April 1 event.

Special guest for the day, which is chock full of games and stories on the White House lawn, will be Robby Novak, "Kid President." Among those slated to join him are Scooby Doo, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Smurf and Smurfette, the Washington Nationals' racing presidents, Pac-Man and Curious George.

The White House in its press release said it anticipates attendance of more than 30,000 people. Last week, White House spokesman Jay Carney assured that he has "every expectation" the event will go on as planned, despite a memo issued to members of Congress disclaiming that it could be cancelled pending passage of the 2013 continuing resolution, which went through on Thursday.

President Obama continues to get flak for his administration's decision to suspend White House tours as part of its cutbacks following sequestration earlier this month. At least one member of the first family seems relieved the Easter Egg Roll tradition was spared a similar fate: Over the weekend, the White House released a video (left) of the Obamas' dog Bo hunting for Easter Eggs on the South Lawn.

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