Beatrix Potter would not have liked Peter Rabbit film – biographer

Sony adaptation in which James Corden is voice of bullying rabbit would have appalled author

When Walt Disney offered to adapt the Tale of Peter Rabbit for film in 1936, Beatrix Potter did not hesitate: the answer was no.

During her lifetime, the author exercised minute control over the reams of merchandise spun out of her work, which is why Sony Pictures’ new film adaptation would have been anathema to the Lake District author, according to her biographer.

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