For Easter, my mom bought Duncan and Owen The Beatrix Potter Collection DVDs, created by BBC. My youngest sister, Judith, had the VHS versions when we were younger, so I’d seen them before and was delighted for my boy to receive them. They are so charming!
Each episode opens with a “real life” scene of Beatrix Potter going about her life and eventually sitting down to write a story to one of the children that she corresponds to, and then the animated tale begins. Somehow, the animators have essentially recreated Potter’s watercolors for animation. They are very well done and not cartoonish at all. They look like moving watercolors. I absolutely love it! Each episode is 30 minutes and contains two stories. It closes by returning to Beatrix Potter in her cottage finishing the letter and going to mail it, with a beautiful song, “Perfect Day” being sung by Miriam Stockley, the lead singer of Adiemus.
I highly recommend these DVDs to lovers of the Beatrix Potter tales.