Peter Rabbit was one of my son’s favorite books growing up. Every Easter season, I would pick it up to read, because he loved it so much. We would buy activity books related to the book and do other things to celebrate his love for the story!
The son was so enchanted by the illustrations from the book, that he seemed to have fantasized about being a designer for such books. Like he wanted to be someone like the many children’s book designers for hire and illustrate pictures in children’s storybooks.
When I heard that the Peter Rabbit movie was coming out, one of my concerns was: is that going to be faithful and bring the true beauty of the story to the screen?
Well, after watching the movie, not only I was pleasantly surprised, but I also felt I was immersed in a world of fantasy … it was like being inside the story with a fresh pair of eyes! The characters, the gardens, all the beauty of the pages unveiled in a perfect combination of animation and real life acting!
After a few minutes, you will forget that the bunnies are animated characters and will follow their journey through an adventurous, funny and beautiful path.
I am taking my family to watch it today, because I feel it’s a movie for all ages; one that every generation will enjoy!
Here are five things, among others, that I love about the movie:
Seamless blend of real life and animation
It makes the movie so perfect and takes you on a journey down their path to discover who they are, how to learn from mistakes and a deeper sense of how the bunnies feel about humans, nature and in particular, their side of the story in the Beatrix Potter’s tale, which was originally concentrated on the narrator’s point of view.
A movie for all ages
The successful combination of comedy, animation, life’s lessons makes this movie a classic, to be enjoyed by all generations!
Through the story, from the change of heart of Mr. McGregor with a modern spin, to the lessons learned by Peter and his family, Peter Rabbit Movie teaches children that we’re responsible for our actions and we should learn from our mistakes, taking action to correct them! I love that about the movie and how the message is clearly shared on a level that even little ones will understand.
I love that the movie also brings us back to the original story at times, even showing portions of the book with a special twist, making the whole experience magical and also inspiring children to check the book out, if they haven’t heard of it!
A little bit of love
Unlike the book, the movie adds a touch of romance and give Beatrix (Bia) a more active role, when directly interacting with the bunnies and falling in love! But I won’t spoil that part for you! You need to watch it!
I think it takes her from being a narrator to an active participant in the story, which for me, was a perfect addition! She looks exactly how I would picture her!
The movie offers a large amount of fun and large action scenes, which will keep you entertained and engaged in that magical world – from garden excursions to partying hard, battling against the enemies and finally a walk through London which I thought added a great touch to their on-going fast paced action.
The live action grabs interest of children who are used to and like more engaged stories. I believe that choice was crucial to making the movie more interesting and current than the original plot!
Peter Rabbit opens in theaters on Feb 9th! You can check it all out HERE.
You can also check out my cast and director interview HERE, for behind the scenes moments!
Hope you also check the trailer out:
I can’t wait to hear what you think, as usual, give us a trendy shout!
- Note: the pictures above are all copyrighted and used with permission by Sony Pictures.
Peter Rabbit is kinda funny and kinda cute. Nothing special from your basic kids film, about as good as ninja go. Its ok of Adults its good for kids why not…
This looks like such a cute movie. Can’t wait to see it.
They are really funny and they act so alive! I think my children will love the movie very much because they loved the book too!
Peter Rabbit and his gang look adorable. I need to see this movie with my kids.
This sounds like an adorable movie! I have actually seen the movie with Beatrix, where she is played by Kate Winslet, and always wondered how Peter Rabbit would be. I’d love to watch this movie as well.
I love how the Peter Rabbit is edutaining movie goers. Educating the kids and keeping the parents entertained as well. Love the trailer.
It seems to be an adorable movie! I bet a lot of families love this movie, haven’t seen it yet.
I liked peter rabbit while growing up, so I can not wait to see the movie. I’m glad you liked it! Thanks for sharing.
I am excited to see this movie with my niece. I like the animation and the lessons from the story.
I love their cast. This movie is going to be an instant classic for sure.
I am glad that you enjoyed the movie! Peter Rabbit was one of my favorite stories growing up as well. I can’t wait to go see this movie, because there is so much buzz about it.
I glad that you enjoyed the movie! Peter Rabbit was one of my favorite stories growing up as well. I can’t wait to go see this movie, because there is so much buzz about it.
This was such a great post to read as we are debating on which movie to see. The kids really want to see Peter Rabbit. This has convinced me to go!
It really seems like real life right? I mean totally seamless! I love that about movies and new technology!
Peter Rabbit was also a favorite book in the house while the girls were growing up. Looking forward to seeing the movie with them.
I love when movies like this blend together the animation so well along with the real life actors/actresses. I can not wait to see it!
So glad you were able to this press trip. We are going to see the movie today.
Peter Rabbit was one of my favorite stories growing up as well. I can’t wait to take the kids to go see this. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
I love that this is a movie for all ages. I loved the books when I was a child and it makes me happy that I can share this part of my childhood with my kids.
It looks like a fun movie! I can’t wait to see it!
I can’t wait to see this movie with the kids. The trailers look hilarious. I love James Corden too!
Tina Hogan Grant
I grew up With Peter Rabbit when I saw the trailer I couldn’t wait to take my grandkids. I’m taking them next Saturday. Looking forward to it 🙂
Peter rabbit sounds like a great movie experience. I want to eat h it for a movie night.
It looks like such a cute movie! We plan on seeing it this weekend as a family!
Peter Rabbit looks so cute and funny! We’re taking our granddaughter to see it tomorrow!
I saw it being announced at the movies and it is so funny! I remember the book and it brings me many great memories.
I’ve been looking forward to taking my kids to see this! The cast is amazing and hilarious!
I can’t wait to see this movie, actually my whole family is super excited for it. Loved the trailer for it.
The movie looks hilarious! We are all fans of Peter Rabbit here, so we can’t wait to go see the film!
This sounds like a fabulous movie. I can’t wait to watch with my family. I know we’ll all enjoy it.
Joanna Everyday Made Fresh
The animation is getting so awesome in movies these days. This is such a great blend of human and animation, it’s one of my favorites about the movie too! We are totally excited about seeing this.
This looks like it would be such a fun movie!I think the kids would love it! I might take them to it this weekend!
I’m so excited for this movie! I used to love the Beatrix potter books as a kid, and I went to the museum sooooo many times with my family!
We are so super excited to see this movie! I think the blend of human actors and animation is really neat.
Anne - Mommy Has to Work
I can’t wait to take the kids to see this movie! The animation looks so real.
I have seen that the animation is spectacular! I like a movie that has life’s lessons woven in to the story.
LOVE this movie!! It has such important life lessons!!
The animation does look incredibly realistic! This is definitely the kind of film that’s fun to see with family.
This was my favorite book as a kid. I really enjoy this actress and would love to watch this film in theaters soon!