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Tales of Beatrix Potter (Peter Rabbit and Tales of Beatrix Potter)

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Wayne Sleep Wayne Sleep
Squirrel Nutkin / Tom Thumb
Graham Fletcher Graham Fletcher
Pig / Town Mouse
Joan Benham Joan Benham
Nurse


Written by
Beatrix Potter Beatrix Potter
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Tales of Beatrix Potter

1 year ago at Nov 25 5:19
One of the strangest, most hypnotic films I’ve ever seen, Tales of Beatrix Potter is a charming little highbrow detour in children’s entertainment. Told entirely through pantomime, dance, and classical music, even in wraparound segments of Potter as a youth sketching her eventual creations, Beatrix Potter is somehow more engaging than that description would seem. Yes, I am aware of a pure ball... read more
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Description: Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, and the rest of the Victorian-garbed creatures sprung from the imagination of Beatrix Potter star in this enchanting dance film. Directed by THE RED SHOES editor Reginald Mills, choreographed by the renowned Frederick Ashton, and performed by members of the Royal Ballet, TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER brings the writer’s storybook world to captivating life as mischievous mice wreak havoc in a dollhouse, a band of bushy-tailed squirrels romp in a forest clearing, and a pair of pigs execute an elegant pas de deux. Magnificently costumed and designed, this one-of-a-ki ... (more)
Release date: 22 April 1971
Tags: Ballet (1), Animals (1), Based On Books (1), Kids & Family (1), British (1), Children's (1), Dance (1)
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robot2xl rated this 5/10 5 months, 3 weeks ago
JxSxPx posted a review 1 year ago

Tales of Beatrix Potter

“One of the strangest, most hypnotic films I’ve ever seen, Tales of Beatrix Potter is a charming little highbrow detour in children’s entertainment. Told entirely through pantomime, dance, and classical music, even in wraparound segments of Potter as a youth sketching her eventual creations, Beatrix Potter is somehow more engaging than that description would seem. Yes, I am aware of a pure ballet spectacle of adults in costumes of Potter’s beloved drawings is a strange thing to recommend, but I’m doing it.   At times I was a little lost as to what character is this one or that one was as Potter’s literary world passed me by as a kid, but the beats of the stories are simple enough to follow. It’s also a joy to watch the dancers express their characters through body language. T” read more

JxSxPx rated this 8/10 1 year ago
cornishlee rated this 6/10 1 year, 10 months ago
robochaa rated this 8/10 3 years, 11 months ago

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