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Tales of Beatrix Potter (1971)

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The Royal Ballet Company brings Squirrel Nutkin, Tom Thumb, Hunca Munca, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Jeremy Fisher, Pigling Bland, and Pigwig to the screen doing pirouettes and pas de deux in this filmed ballet production directed by Reginald Mills. The film more properly belongs, however, to choreographer Frederick Ashmore, composer John Lanchbery, and costume designer Rostislav Douboujinsky. This literal adaptation concerns the shy Beatrix Potter and how, when all of the toy animals in her room come to life, she emerges from her shell and begins to enjoy life. Sequences include a rowdy dance with Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca destroying a collection of plaster food, a midnight pas de deux between Pigling Bland and Pigwig, and a corps de ballet of dancing mice. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovimore
Rating: G
Genre: Kids & Family, Musical & Performing Arts, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Christine Edzard, Richard B. Goodwin, Beatrix Potter
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 29, 2005
Runtime:
MGM

Cast

Frederick Ashton
as Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
Alexander Grant
as Peter Rabbit, Piglin...
Ann Howard
as Jemima Puddle-Duck
Wayne Sleep
as Squirrel Nutkin/Tom ...
Michael Coleman
as Jeremy Fisher
Lesley Collier
as Hunca Munca
Wilfred Babbage
as Cox the Butler
Leslie Edwards
as Mr. Brown, Owl
Gary Grant
as Alexander Town Mouse
Keith Martin
as Johnny Town Mouse
Sally Ashby
as Mrs. Pettitoes/Tabit...
Joan Benham
as The Nurse
Graham Fletcher
as SquirrelsCountry Mic...
Julie Wood
as Mrs. Tittlemouse
Erin Geraghty
as Beatrix Potter
Carole Ainsworth
as SquirrelsCountry Mic...
Avril Bergen
as SquirrelsCountry Mic...
Jill Cooke
as SquirrelsCountry Mic...
Bridget Goodricke
as SquirrelsCountry Mic...
Brenda Last
as Black Berkshire Pig
Suzanna Raymond
as SquirrelsCountry Mic...
Rosemary Taylor
as SquirrelsCountry Mic...
Anita Young
as Squirrels/Country Mi...
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Critic Reviews for Tales of Beatrix Potter

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

July 21, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Full Review… | May 24, 2003
Film4

Audience Reviews for Tales of Beatrix Potter

Tales of Beatrix Potter is one of British cinema's true one-offs, a film quite unlike any other. Ostensibly aimed at children, this adaptation of Potter's various animal-centric stories was mounted by the Royal Ballet. Kids though will have to read up on the "Complete Tales" or they will have trouble figuring out what's going on.

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