Peter Rabbit is a British-American-Irish-Canadian 3D-rendered CGI animated children's preschool television series that debuted on Nick Jr. on December 14, 2012 in the United States and on the CBeebies channel and BBC One on December 25, 2012 in the United Kingdom. It is based on the character of the same name from the Beatrix Potter children's books.
In this computer-animated series that reimagines the children's books, the mischievous rabbit carries a journal -- a guide to what one needs to be a good rabbit -- as he goes on adventures with his friends Benjamin Bunny and Lily Bobtail.
Why It Rocks
- Pretty good CGI animation that fits the style of the original books.
- Speaking of the books, the show stays faithful to its source material.
- Cool and adorable character designs.
- Decent voice acting.
- Very beautiful and realistic background design.
- Amazing theme song.
- Very action-packed action scenes, such as when the rabbits are running from Mr. McGregor.
- Very likable characters, such as Lily, Benjamin, Mrs Tiggy Winkle and Peter himself.
- Smart and complex but mostly innocent humour.
- Teaches kids how to solve complex problems, respect nature, develop self-confidence and care about animals.
- Mr. Tod is a sophisticated, smart and cunning antagonist, unlike most preschool show villains.
- Exciting episode plots, such as the constant situations the rabbits end up in thanks to Mr. Tod.
- Almost all the characters are likeable, even the antagonists, such as Mr. Tod, Sammy Whiskers, and Old Brown are likable.
- It most of the time lacks the gentle pace of the original books.
- The animation can look weird and stiff sometimes, which is because of how it was animated by Chinese animation company, Xing Xing Digital Corporation, the same company that once animated Fireman Sam.
- In addition to this, while the background design is beautiful, most of the time it is completely still.
- Ridiculous reuse of audio files, like Old Brown's hooting, Lili's laugh, and some voice-lines.
- In the original stories by Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit wears shoes. In this series, he inexplicably does not.