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, Rovi

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Frederick Ashton
as Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
Alexander Grant
as Peter Rabbit, Pigling Bland
Ann Howard
as Jemima Puddle-Duck
Wayne Sleep
as Squirrel Nutkin/Tom Thumb
Michael Coleman
as Jeremy Fisher
Lesley Collier
as Hunca Munca
Wilfred Babbage
as Cox the Butler
Leslie Edwards
as Owl, Mr. Brown
Gary Grant
as Alexander Town Mouse
Keith Martin
as Johnny Town Mouse
Sally Ashby
as Mrs. Pettitoes/Tabitha Twitchit
Joan Benham
as The Nurse
Graham Fletcher
as SquirrelsCountry Mice
Julie Wood
as Mrs. Tittlemouse
Erin Geraghty
as Beatrix Potter
Carole Ainsworth
as SquirrelsCountry Mice
Avril Bergen
as SquirrelsCountry Mice
Jill Cooke
as SquirrelsCountry Mice
Bridget Goodricke
as SquirrelsCountry Mice
Brenda Last
as Black Berkshire Pig
Suzanna Raymond
as SquirrelsCountry Mice
Rosemary Taylor
as SquirrelsCountry Mice
Anita Young
as Squirrels/Country Mice
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The stories are told simply and directly and with a certain almost clumsy charm.

Oct 23, 2004 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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