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Tales of Beatrix Potter Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The Royal Ballet Company brings Squirrel Nutkin, Tom Thumb, Hunca Munca, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Jeremy Fisher, Pigling Bland, and Pigwig to the screen doing pirouettes and pas de deux in this filmed ballet production directed by Reginald Mills. The film more properly belongs, however, to choreographer Frederick Ashmore, composer John Lanchbery, and costume designer Rostislav Douboujinsky. This literal adaptation concerns the shy Beatrix Potter and how, when all of the toy animals in her room come to life, she emerges from her shell and begins to enjoy life. Sequences include a rowdy dance with Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca destroying a collection of plaster food, a midnight pas de deux between Pigling Bland and Pigwig, and a corps de ballet of dancing mice. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast

Frederick Ashton
as Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
Ann Howard
as Jemima Puddle-Duck
Lesley Collier
as Hunca Munca
Leslie Edwards
as Owl
Sally Ashby
as Mrs. Pettitoes/Tabitha Twitchit
Joan Benham
as The Nurse
Graham Fletcher
as Squirrels,Country Mice
Erin Geraghty
as Beatrix Potter
Carole Ainsworth
as Squirrels,Country Mice
Avril Bergen
as Squirrels,Country Mice
Jill Cooke
as Squirrels,Country Mice
Brenda Last
as Black Berkshire Pig
Anita Young
as Squirrels/Country Mice
Leslie Edwards
as Mr. Brown
Leslie Edwards
as Owl
Leslie Edwards
as Mr. Brown
Sally Ashby
as Mrs. Pettitoes/Tabitha Twitchit
Avril Bergen
as Squirrels,Country Mice
Erin Geraghty
as Beatrix Potter
Brenda Last
as Black Berkshire Pig
Anita Young
as Squirrels/Country Mice
Joan Benham
as The Nurse
Carole Ainsworth
as Squirrels,Country Mice
Jill Cooke
as Squirrels,Country Mice
Graham Fletcher
as Squirrels,Country Mice

Crew

Richard Goodwin
Producer
Lord John Brabourne
Producer
Doug Goodwin
Screenwriter
Richard Goodwin
Screenwriter
Christine Edzard
Screenwriter
Austin Dempster
Cinematographer
John Lanchbery
Musical Direction/Supervision
John Lanchbery
Composer (Music Score)
John Lanchbery
Songwriter
Christine Edzard
Production Designer
Lord John Brabourne
Executive Producer
Christine Edzard
Set Designer
Christine Edzard
Costume Designer
Jack Causey
First Assistant Director
Frederick Ashton
Choreography
Beatrix Potter
Short Story Author
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