After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.
Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
Based on the books by Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit (James Corden;) his three sisters: Flopsy (Margot Robbie,) Mopsy (Elizabeth Debicki) and Cotton Tail (Daisy Ridley) and their cousin Benjamin (Colin Moody) enjoy their days harassing Mr McGregor in his vegetable garden. Until one day he dies and no one can stop them roaming across his house and lands for a full day or so. However, when one of Mr McGregor's relatives inherits the house and goes to check it out, he finds much more than he bargained for. What ensues, is a battle of wills between the new Mr McGregor and the rabbits. But when he starts to fall in love with Bea (Rose Byrne,) a real lover of all nature, his feelings towards them begin to change. But is it too late?Written by
Brazilian group Rouge was invited by the film's studio to do new versions of songs "I Promise You" and "Small As Your Dreams" in Portuguese. Their song "Bailando" is also featured in the end credits of the film. See more »
The Sparrows that appear at the start and throughout the film are two separate species, one being a Tree Sparrow (who do not show sexual dimorphism and we can assume are possibly female from the voice) and the other being a female House Sparrow. This is odd having two separate species together and was most likely a factual error with someone thinking that a Tree Sparrow was in fact a male House Sparrow. See more »
Best animation and comedy I've seen in a long while
... and yet, I see a mediocre rating on IMDB... what the heck?
So I read the reviews... some people complain it's not true to the original. It might not be, I've no idea, I haven't read the original stories, it wasn't a thing in my country, in my childhood. But the fact that the film departs from the original book, doesn't make it automatically bad. And in fact, it's a blast from beginning to end.
And then there are all those people who complain about insensitive humor and all... well, to them all I have to say are John Cleese's words:
"If people can't control their own emotions, then they have to start trying to control other people's behavior.' And when you're around super-sensitive people, you cannot relax and be spontaneous because you have no idea what's going to upset them next.
And that's why I've been warned recently don't go to most university campuses because the political correctness has been taken from being a good idea, which is let's not be mean in particular to people who are not able to look after themselves very well - that's a good idea - to the point where any kind of criticism of any individual or group could be labeled cruel.
And the whole point about humor, the whole point about comedy, and believe you me I thought about this, is that all comedy is critical. ... All humor is critical. If you start to say, 'We mustn't; we mustn't criticize or offend them,' then humor is gone. With humor goes a sense of proportion. And then as far as I'm concerned, you're living in '1984.'"
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