PETER RABBIT MAKES THE MOVIES – Born to be Wild 10.11.2017

PETER RABBIT MAKES THE MOVIES – BORN TO BE WILD

R U JOKING, GRANDAD BLOG 10th November 2017

Peter Rabbit is a beautiful book series set in the most beautiful part of the world the Lake District. He has been successful in books, lots of animations and a themed exhibition. But now, finally, Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous Beatrix Potter creation, has now become the star of his own contemporary comedy movie.

Hitting cinemas early next year, the film appears poised to bring to the big screen the same adorable heroics that have captivated readers for generations.

The forthcoming film, one that seamlessly blends animation and live-action, finds Peter coming to life through the enthusiastic tones of James Corden, as the rabbit takes his ongoing feud with Mr. McGregor (played by Domhnall Gleeson) to greater heights than ever before.

Mr. McGregor, while continuing to watch over his vegetable patch, finds his anti-animal stance questioned when he sparks up a romance with Bea (Rose Byrne), who happens to love the animals Mr. McGregor often rallies against.

Meanwhile, Corden is surrounded by an all-star cast of voiceover actors, including Margot Robbie as Flopsy, Elizabeth Debicki as Mopsy, and Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley as Cottontail. Pop star Sia, last heard in My Little Pony: The Movie, is also involved.

Peter Rabbit stems from director Will Gluck, best known for Easy A and the 2014 Annie remake, who said: “In making this film, we’ve always felt as humble custodians entrusted with Peter’s legacy.

“My parents introduced Peter to me, and I in turn introduced him to my own children – and it’s my great honour to be directing a film that will bring him to cinemas everywhere.”

James Corden added, “Every British child falls in love with Peter Rabbit sooner or later. I hope that a new generation will see this film and rediscover the incredible books and storytelling of Beatrix Potter and fall in love with the character as I did.”

(From Daily Telegraph)

To me:

But don’t get too excited, Beatrix Potter fans are upset at new Hollywood interpretation of Peter Rabbit

The family favourite bunny has transformed into a provocative ‘twerking’ rabbit. A trailer released by Sony Pictures has received more than 3,000 ‘dislikes’

Apparently it is described as a loutish interpretation of the family favourite bunny created by Beatrix Potter. Potter declined several offers to make a film version of the beloved childhood character.The Beaxtrix Potter Society said the author would be disappointed in the Hollywood remake of the childhood classic

Peter Rabbit has been transformed into a rowdy, party-loving hooligan and fans say it would cause creator Beatrix Potter to ‘turn in her grave’

Peter Rabbit is seen wiggling his bottom in a provocative ‘twerking’ dance to a pounding disco beat as woodland creatures throw a wild party that trashes the home of Mr McGregor.

Can’t say I’m particularly looking forward to that one.

Peter Rabbit

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…Peter Rabbit stories no matter what their format

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Never hit a man with glasses. Hit him with a baseball bat.

LOVE IS…

Love is…starting your own family tree

LOVE SONG FOR MAMMA

All of Me – John Legend

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