Whilst Beatrix Potter did like rabbits,
she despised badgers and foxes with a vengeance. This is the animated story of
how Tommy Brock kidnaps a sackful of baby rabbits, breaks into Mr Tod's (the
fox) house, and plans to cook them in his oven. Thereafter, there is a tale of
dramatic rescue as Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny try to rescue their
offspring, whilst a terrible battle rages between Tommy Brock and Mr Tod through
the house and round and round the woodland.
Whilst it sounds like the plot was put together by Andy McNab, it does actually
prove that Beatrix Potter was a better writer than you might think, if all
you've seen of her are the twee trinkets in the Lake District gift shops. I
don't suppose it's as "politically correct" as the Teletubbies, but this is
actually a very well made film, with some excellent voice work by the actors. As
you'd expect from Beatrix Potter, the story does have a happy ending (for
Very good production and scarier than you
thought possible from Beatrix Potter!
Niamh Cusak, Dinsdale Landen, Don Henderson, Sheila Steafel
Directed by Geoff Dunbar and Produced by
Ginger Gibbons in association with the BBC
Frederick Warne & Co / Carlton Home
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