The latest celebrated childhood classic tale to be adapted into a movie hits the UK cinema this weekend. The Peter Rabbit movie, born out of the characters from Beatrix Potter’s illustrated books stemming over 150 years since the publication of the first of 23 books, ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ have captured the imaginations of millions of children around the world (over 40million copies sold), with Peter becoming an iconic and inspiring childhood character.
This Spring 2018 film is a combination of 3D live-action and computer-animated technology in a comedy film directed by Will Gluck. The film stars Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne and Sam Neill, with the voices of James Corden, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie and Elizabeth Debicki. The film has already been launched in the US receiving mixed reviews from critics and grossing $102 million worldwide to date.
The plot centres around Peter Rabbit, his cousin Benjamin, and his triplet sisters Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail, who spend most of their days picking on Mr. McGregor and stealing vegetables from his garden. They are also friends with a local woman named Bea who spends her time painting pictures of the rabbits as well as the surrounding nature. Bea takes on a mother-like relationship with the rabbits due to the passing of their mother and father. Following the sudden death of McGregor his nephew Thomas moves into his house with the view to sell it, but enters into a feud with the rabbits that have by this point moved into the property themselves. Thomas falls in love with Bea but she leaves him after her art studio is destroyed in the ensuing war with the rabbits, in which Peter implicates Thomas as the culprit. Ultimately Peter feels terrible when Bea advises she was leaving them and he seeks to make up and become friends with Thomas for Bea.
As with the Paddington Bear plush, manufacturer Rainbow Designs has launched an outstanding quality range of soft toys stylised on the movie characters and suitable for the youngest of fans (suitable from birth). The 3 key hero products are the 31cm movie talking plush Peter Rabbit and the 24cm movie plush available in both Peter Rabbit and Flopsy Rabbit. The toys have beautiful facial embroidery and made in soft to touch material with outfits akin to the movie.
Also added to the range are the plush toy characters from the ongoing successful Peter Rabbit T.V. series. The animation series is an inspiring and playful re-imagination of Beatrix’s Potter’s timeless tales and has one five daytime EMMY awards. Baby Brands Direct has seen a huge surge in sales for the TV range of plush toys since their launch and overall increase in sales of the classic range too and therefore confident that retailers will be keen to stock the new Benjamin, Lily Bobtail and Peter Rabbit in the 18cm plush option. The latter add to the available TV lines that include the talking 24cm plush in Peter and Lily and the 40cm talking and hoping plush in Peter and Lily.
A wholesome range of well-priced Peter Rabbit teddies, plush toys and nursery gear is available from your multi award winning wholesaler, Baby Brands Direct. Just login to view prices and place orders, with same day dispatch on orders placed before 2pm.