Family Life film review

The Peter Rabbit Movie

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I’ve mentioned before how much I love the stories of Beatrix Potter. My sister and I shared a beautiful set of her stories which we still have, although I have to admit a few of the pages might have our scribbles on them. We both loved the stories and have re-read them with our own children, and we have 5 between us. The books are simply magical, and the illustrations really bring each character to life.

Now, did you know that Peter Rabbit is the oldest licensed character in the world? Beatrix Potter registered him at the Patent Office in December 1903, after overseeing the creation of the first Peter Rabbit doll. My daughter has a much treasured talking Peter Rabbit plush to go with our collection of books.

I love the way that Peter Rabbit and all of Beatrix Potter’s characters are brought to life in so many ways, such as the animated series of Peter Rabbit we enjoyed a few years ago. I couldn’t wait to see the new Peter Rabbit movie from Sony Pictures.

The Peter Rabbit Movie

Today we were invited to a cinema in the West End to watch the film! We were so excited as we’ve been stuck indoors decorating for the last few days! We got to the cinema and were greeted by doormen from Harrods who handed us huuuuge chocolate coins. We then went upstairs and spent a happy hours crafting bunny pots, eating carrot shaped biscuits and drinking carrot juice, getting faces painted and watching balloons being twisted into all sorts of different animals.

The Peter Rabbit Movie premiere

Soon it was time to go and watch the film. We were given chocolate eggs for the children from Cadbury’s and found seats in the huge cinema. Peter Rabbit is a new part-live action/part-animation film, based on the much-loved characters created by Beatrix Potter.

Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor’s great-nephew, who is also called Mr McGregor! (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.

It’s a lovely film which we all found very funny. We enjoyed spotting our favourite Beatrix Potter characters from other stories, including Mrs Tiggywinkle, Jeremy Fisher and Pigling Bland. Peter Rabbit is released on March 16th and will be a great film to watch during the Easter holidays.

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You may also be interested in our other Beatrix Potter posts:

Talking plush Peter Rabbit review

Mr McGregor’s Chocolate Patch cake recipe

Peter Rabbit Tales of the Start of Spring DVD review

The Tale of Kitty in Boots by Beatrix Potter


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    Starlight and Stories
    February 4, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Oooo we will definitely go and watch this, both my Two would really enjoy it. So glad you had a wonderful time.

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    February 5, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    It does sound like a very good movie. This is actually one i want to see too

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    February 5, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    We love Beatrix Potter most likely going to watch this too didnt know it was coming out so thanks

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    February 5, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    What a fabulous looking event, sadly we couldn’t go as it clashed with Eliza’s party. She is desperate to see the film though

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    February 5, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Oh how amazing, I used to have pictures up in my room as a kid of peter rabbit. Brings back so many memories. I’m so glad you guys had a great time.

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    Hannah denton
    February 5, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    I really want to see this! I ADORE Peter Rabbit! I love that they gave you chocolate eggs too!

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    February 6, 2018 at 11:10 am

    This sounds amazing, I loved Peter Rabbit when I was younger x

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    February 6, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    I love that they gave you carrot juice! My two are too old for this but I loved Peter Rabbit as a child.

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    Sheri - A Busy Bee's Life
    February 7, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Oh my goodness, I feel ashamed to say i don’t know Peter Rabbit. I think kids would love this.

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