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Tales of Beatrix Potter
Directed by Reginald Mills • 1971 • United Kingdom
Starring Frederick Ashton, Alexander Grant, Julie Wood
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-kind classic beautifully captures the spirit and charm of Potter’s timeless tales.