“Peter Rabbit” caught me by surprise. I’m always a sucker for a well-made movie for kids. Rarely do I get to indulge that pleasure, but 2018 has dropped Paddington 2 and Peter Rabbit on the movie-going public. Boasting a rather fun voice acting cast, we have a tale that modernizes the classic Potter tales, but never talks down to the audience. Hell, they made me like James Corden. What kind of magic are they weaving over at SONY? So, what’s up?

Having actors double up on voice roles and playing to the strengths of Potter’s work helps. I even enjoy how the CG art looks pretty close to Potter’s detailed illustrations. Plus, it plays short enough to tell a story and yet entertain kids. Why is this so hard for the world to hang together? It’s not like kids have personal hang-ups about how Peter Rabbit is delivered to the world.

It’s just amazing what happens when you divest the pop culture droppings and forced adulting to create a tale that just makes me kids happy. Looney Tunes understood this in the Golden Era and I’m glad to see this mentality returning. Plus, it’s the kind of movie you can put on for your kids and not feel bad. Go out and support it.


  • Mini-Movie
  • Dance-Along
  • Featurette
  • Trailers


  • 2.39:1 1080p transfer
  • DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track


  • 97%
    Video - 97%
  • 96%
    Audio - 96%
  • 93%
    Special Features - 93%
  • 99%
    Film Score - 99%

The Plot Thus Far

Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.

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