The Tales of Beatrix Potter
The beloved storybook characters of Beatrix Potter -- including Tom Thumb, Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck and Squirrel Nutkin -- literally come alive in this delightful 1971 production. Featuring Britain's Royal Ballet Company, Frederick Ashton's superb choreography, John Lanchbery's original score and Rostislav Douboujinsky's fabulous costumes, the story follows bashful Beatrix, whose shyness fades when her stuffed animals spring to life.
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- Reginald Mills
- This movie is
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.66:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this is a mostly wordless ballet interpretation of many of Beatrix Potter's books. Kids should read up on the Complete Tales or they will have trouble figuring out what's going on. Pigs run from a butcher's truck, a fox tries to lure a duck for dinner, and Squirrel Nutkin loses his tail (offscreen), then dances around with it and lets other animals toss it around.
- Sexual Content
- Two in-love pigs rub snouts in a kiss.
- Squirrel Nutkin is grabbed by an owl, taken into his burrow, and emerges with his tail detached; animals later toss the severed tail around. A fox schemes to lure a duck as his dinner, but runs away when he hears hunters coming. A leering house cat scares mice, and pigs are scared off by a butcher's truck.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- While it's not as easy to get the individual lessons from Beatrix Potter's books represented here (thanks to this mostly wordless interpretation), the artistry, imagination, and creativity always shine through.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Panning quickly through Beatrix Potter's house you see a man sitting in an easy chair smoking a cigar.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it