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Tales Of Beatrix Potter [DVD]

Carol Ainsworth , Sally Ashby , Reginald Mills    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Carol Ainsworth, Sally Ashby, Frederick Ashton, Avril Bergen, Michael Coleman
  • Directors: Reginald Mills
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 20 Nov 2006
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000I5XNJM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,639 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Mr. Jeremy Fisher, Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Jemima Puddle-duck, Squirrel Nutkin, Pigling Bland – indeed all the delightful and famous Beatrix Potter characters – come to life in this colourful and imaginative musical interpretation of her tales, choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton, composted and scored by John Lanchbery, and danced by members of the Royal Ballet. Five of the famed Victorian author’s most well-known stories – with guest appearances of characters from other themes – have been linked to present an enchanting story-line that will thrill adults and children alike.



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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five stars are simply not enough! 29 Nov 2005
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I saw this film when I was little, and have never forgotten the utter enchantment of it. Now I have rediscovered the bliss of it all over again with my two year old daughter. She simply can't get enough of it - in particular, the Jeremy Fisher section - those thrilling leaps and elevations! The drama of his struggle with the trout! John Lanchberry's score, and Frederick Ashton's choreography are both so wonderful - as are all the performances. But what is most striking, 30 years on, is that the production hasn't aged a bit, and I doubt that the miraculously authentic masks and costumes could be bettered now. A glorious achievement, and every bit as uplifting for adults as for children.
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112 of 115 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer Ballet Magic! 2 Nov 2007
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Absolute magic! I saw this as a child and it inspired me into career of dance. As a child, I adored to watch it and try to imitate the characters. Frederick Ashton's choreoegraphy brings the animals to life with imagination and fun. In the early 70's The Royal Ballet was in it's glory days with dancers like beautiful Leslie Collier, Wayne Sleep and Michael Coleman: who's Pas De Chat-ing Jeremy Fisher I'll never forget, dancers filled with style, creativeness and that tremendous RB technique. This is a joy, something to have on the shelf for any ballet fan or budding ballerina. Enjoy!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tales of Beatrix Potter - Ballet- Fredric Ashton 22 Nov 2005
By A Customer
Format:DVD
I can't describe how magical this DVD is - I first saw an extract many years ago - of the Jeremy Fisher section. I have never forgotten it - and when I discovered that I could buy this DVD, I bought one for my grandchildren (and me)
The copy I bought has been played so many times that I now have to replace it.
The dancing and music are superb - my grandchildren cannot sit still in their seats when the DVD is on. They prefer this DVD to any of the other DVDs they have in the house.
Most highly recommended.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twin granddaughter loves it 11 Jan 2009
Format:DVD
Bought this to go with 'The Complete Ballet Dancer' for one of my twin (3 3/4) granddaughters for Christmas. She loves it and is not a happy bunny as I have borrowed it to watch. I have been asked in strong terms to return it as soon as possible . . . . .
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67 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming for young and old 2 July 2001
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Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
This is a beautifully choreographed and superbly costumed film version of some of Beatrix Potter's famous stories. It has not dated at all, despite having been filmed in 1971. I saw it first as a little girl and I can remember being utterly enthralled and inspired enough to take ballet lessons for many years. Yesterday I had the opportunity to see this film again and I enjoyed it just as much. Wonderful, something all little girls should see.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GENIUS+GENIUS+GENIUS 14 Dec 2008
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The genius of Beatrix Potter + the genius of Sir Frederick Ashton + the genius professionalism and sensitivity of the Roal Ballet set in the Lake District make this an outstanding item! Familiar themes from Paquita, Don Quixote and other 19th Century ballets. The young these days are exposed to a lot of violence and rubbish - what an antidote! Have purchaced five copies for various people. Don't worry (other reviewer)the Royal Ballet are still on top form, and may be at their all time best. Watch out for Tamara Rojo and some of the others!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tales of Beatrix Potter 14 Nov 2004
By A Customer
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This film entranced me as a child and has had the same effect on my daughter. Beautifully filmed and danced.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical! 5 April 2005
Format:DVD
Pure magic! My two-year old daughter is absolutely enthralled. I confess that the 'Mouse Waltz' brings tears to my eyes, and the final picnic scene when the town mice are joined by the rather uncouth field mice will have you laughing out loud. Fabulous dancing, especially by Jeremy Fisher, Squirrel Nutkin and Johnny Townmouse, and the music itself is inspiring. Choreographed by the late great Sir Frederic Ashton, who dances the part of Mrs Tiggywinkle. A timeless classic that will delight children and adults equally.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Ballet
A lovely ballet telling the story of Beatrix Potters stories, very enjoyable.
Published 10 days ago by C. Aird
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful DVD for ballet lovers young and old
My granddaughter aged 6 loved it, she goes to ballet lessons.
Published 20 days ago by janet wood
5.0 out of 5 stars Most enjoyable
Remastering the old recording has brought fresh colour and better sound; the ballet itself is as charming as ever and can be enjoyed by the young and old alike.
Published 20 days ago by H. Fraser
1.0 out of 5 stars Total waste of money
Total waste of money. After 5 mins the dvd started to stutter and became unwatchable! Very disappointed as I just wasted the money. Read more
Published 1 month ago by LSUK
5.0 out of 5 stars beatrix potter dvd
excellent dvd world class ballet
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Enjoyable reading
Published 1 month ago by Dr. N. WOODRUFF
5.0 out of 5 stars For those who love animal tales
A charming DVD for all ages. For those who love animal tales, (or 'tails)', this ballet is delightfully performed and the costumes are superb. Highly recommended.
Published 1 month ago by Lizzie Wood
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
very pretty music and the ballett is lovely.very pleased with it.
Published 2 months ago by anita jane griffiths
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting
I bought this for my granddaughters to watch and they fell in love with it. Almost every visit they want to watch it, or have it on in the background. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Gillian Ingles
3.0 out of 5 stars A happy ending
It wasnt what we thought it was going to be,not our family's cup of tea bit disappointed but, my friend loved it so happy ending
Published 3 months ago by Mrs Sue Hanmer
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