Tales of Beatrix Potter Poster

Release Date: 1971

DVD Release Date: February 10th, 2004

G|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
This live-action film adapts the animal stories of Beatrix Potter into a full-fledged ballet performance danced by various stars of the Royal Ballet. The narrative begins with a young Potter (Erin Geraghty) hard at work on her writing when, suddenly, her creations come dancing to life. Mice, ducks, frogs and squirrels all figure into Potter's colorful menagerie, and the performers render each with a kind of freewheeling authenticity that separates the piece from typical ballet fare.

Cast: Frederick Ashton, Alexander Grant, Julie Wood, Sally Ashby, Ann Howard, Bob Mead, Erin Geraghty, Brenda Last

Director: Reginald Mills

Genres: Family, Musical

Awards

Nominated Art Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1971)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1971)