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The Tale of Mr Tod by Beatrix Potter

Review
Content-Type Fictional Story
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 the rabbits).
Summary Very good production and scarier than you thought possible from Beatrix Potter!
Written by Beatrix Potter
Narrated by Niamh Cusak, Dinsdale Landen, Don Henderson, Sheila Steafel and others
Directed/Produced by Directed by Geoff Dunbar and Produced by Ginger Gibbons in association with the BBC
Running Time 25 minutes
Produced in 1996
Certificate Universal
Distributor Carlton Video
Copyright Owner Frederick Warne & Co / Carlton Home Entertainment
Catalogue No 30370 30153
Format VHS (PAL)
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