Looking for the best Peter Rabbit movie quotes and trivia? We’ve got you covered! We’re sharing some of our favorite lines from the movie as well as some really fun facts you need to know before heading out to see this great family movie!
If you haven’t heard the big news, Peter Rabbit is an upcoming 3D live-action/CGI-animated, adventure, comedy movie that will hit theaters on February 9, 2018. The movie is based on the character, Peter Rabbit, created by Beatrix Potter. Here are some movie quotes and movie trivia from Peter Rabbit. Let’s check them out, then keep reading for a few fun facts about the Peter Rabbit cast!
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Peter Rabbit Movie Quotes
1. Bea, as a voiceover in the movie’s trailer:
Bea- “Rabbits are generous, honest, pure and graceful creatures.”
The role of Bea is played by actress, Rose Byrne. She is best known for her role as Ellen Parsons, on the television show- Damages. She is also most known for her role as Renai Lambert in the 2010 movie- Insidious and the 2013- Insidious: Chapter 2 and for her role as Kelly Radner in the 2014 movie- Neighbors.
2. Peter Rabbit, talking to the fox, in the garden:
Peter Rabbit- “Wait. Didn’t you try to eat me? Show me your teeth? Do like a… Go like…”
(Peter Rabbit growls and the fox growls back)
Peter Rabbit- “It was you! I knew it! How are you? So good to see you!”
James Corden provides the voice for the role of Peter Rabbit. He has been the host of The Late Late Show with James Corden, since 2015.
3. Conversation between Bea and her new neighbor, Thomas McGregor:
Bea- “Hello, I’m Bea. These gates are incredibly sturdy.”
Thomas- “I just need to keep the wildlife out, where they belong!”
Bea- “You’re joking, right?”
Thomas- “Yes! They’re angels. This is their place.”
This is a funny quote because Thomas doesn’t like rabbits, but he does seem to like Bea. He notices that Bea is an animal lover, so he pretends to be an animal lover too.
The role of Thomas McGregor is played by actor, Domhnall Gleeson. He is best known for his role as Bill Weasley in the 2010 movie- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 1 and the 2011- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2, as well as his role as Andrew Henry in the 2015 movie- The Revenant.
4. Peter Rabbit, talking to the other animals, after they see Bea and Thomas on a date:
Peter Rabbit- “Okay, so he’s tricked her. There’s only one way out of this. He’s got to go!”
5. Conversation between Thomas and Bea, after he finds mouse traps in his bed, which of course, were planted by Peter Rabbit and his animal pals:
Thomas- “Did you know they set traps in my bed?”
Bea- “They are rabbits! They wouldn’t hurt anyone!”
Peter Rabbit Movie Trivia
- Daisy Ridley (voice- Cottontail- Peter’s sister) and Domhnall Gleeson (Thomas McGregor) both appeared in the 2015 movie- Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the 2017 movie- Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Ridley played the role of Rey and Gleeson played the role of General Hux.
- This is the 3rd movie that Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie (voice- Flopsy- Peter’s sister) are featured in together. In the 2013 movie- About Time- Gleeson played Tim Lake and Robbie played Charlotte. In the 2017 movie- Goodbye Christopher Robin- Gleeson starred as A.A. Milne and Robbie starred as his wife, Daphne.
- Peter Rabbit will be the 6th movie voice role for James Corden. The other 5 were: the 2017- The Emoji Movie, as Hi-Five, the 2016- Trolls, as Biggie, the 2011- The Gruffalo’s Child and the 2009- The Gruffalo, as Mouse and the 2009- Planet 51, as Soldier Vernkot.
- Peter Rabbit is the 2nd live-action/animated movie that has a rabbit as the main character. The 1st movie was the 2011- Hop, where E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand) was the starring character.
- Musician Sia (voice- Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle), also did the voice role of Songbird Serenade in the 2017 movie- My Little Pony: The Movie and will voice the role of Oracle in the upcoming movie- Charming.
The Cast of Peter Rabbit
For the most part, your kids aren’t really going to recognize the voices of the Peter Rabbit cast, but you might! The actors are best known for their appearances on late-night TV, horror movies, and other grownup films. Let’s check them out.
- Domhnall Gleeson– Thomas McGregor: Harry Potter fans will instantly recognize Domhnall as Bill Weasley, the oldest brother of the family. He also played General Hux in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- Rose Byrne- Bea: Peter Rabbit appears to be the first children’s movie for Rose Byrne. While your kids probably won’t recognize her, if you’re a horror movie buff then you’ll know her from the Insidious series.
- James Corden- Peter Rabbit: Another newbie to the children’s movie industry, Corden is most well-known for his late night talk show.
- Margot Robbie– Flopsy: Suicide Squad fans will recognize the voice of Flopsy! She played Harley Quinn in the DC Comics movie.
- Elizabeth Debicki– Mopsy: If you loved Guardians of the Galaxy, you’ll recognize Debicki as Ayesha from the second movie.
- Daisy Ridley– Cottontail: Another one that Star Wars fans will recognize, Ridley played Rey in the most recent movies.
- Matt Lucas- Benjamin Bunny: Alice in Wonderland fans (the Tim Burton version), if Lucas sounds familiar you’ll know why! He played Tweedledee / Tweedledum in the movies. He also played Nardole in a handful of Doctor Who episodes from 2015-2017.
- Sia– Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle: As a musician, Sia’s film credits are mostly for the soundtracks. They include My Little Pony: The Movie and The Emoji Movie.
If you’ve been following the news about Peter Rabbit, you’ve probably heard that Beatrix Potter fans are not exactly thrilled with this version of the beloved bunny. In the original story, Peter was a bit mischievous, but his antics were more along the lines of chomping on Mr. McGregor’s veggies. In this version, Peter ups the trouble-making ante by throwing massive parties in poor McGregor’s house! Yes, the modernized version is definitely a far cry from Potter’s original tale, but think about this: Disney’s princess movies are a far cry from the original Grimm fairy tales.
If you can separate the movie from the original story in your head, Peter Rabbit looks like a fun family movie. You have to go into it thinking of it as a whole different entity. Sort of like fan fiction versus a true live-action retelling of the story. After the movie, I recommend reading the original tale with your children for a little compare/contrast exercise. Doing so not only encourages reading, but also opens up a whole slew of great discussion topics about how things have changed since Potter penned the original story.