Bring home ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ and all his friends

Category: Blu-ray's and DVD's

That rascally rabbit is back. No, not that one! It’s Peter and his family and friends. Everyone returns for their second film, Peter Rabbit 2.

The story begins with the wedding of Bea (Rose Byrne) and Thomas McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson). The bunnies are all in attendance along with their other friends. Peter (voiced by James Corden) is the ring bearer. Peter, Flopsy (voiced by Margot Robbie), Mopsy (voiced by Elizabeth Debicki), Cotton-tail (Aimee Horne), and Benjamin (voiced by Colin Moody) are enjoying their life on the farm with their new and complete family. But Peter is still grieving over the death of his father and he feels like Thomas is always picking on him as well as blaming him for anything that goes wrong. Peter is a little rambunctious, but he is kind hearted.

Bea is beginning her illustrious career as a writer/illustrator of the Peter Rabbit books and has just signed with a publishing company headed by Nigel Basil-Jones (David Oyelowo). Everyone is excited about this new project however Basil-Jones wants to change the trajectory of the rabbits by sending them into space (in the books only!) and other places where they would not normally go. Bea is all for it, having gotten swept up in the excitement of having her books published. But Tom sees she is compromising herself and fears she will regret it.

In the meantime, Peter comes across Barnabas (Lennie James), an older rabbit who tells him he was friends with his departed and beloved father. Peter wants to spend more time with Barnabas, but he gets swept up in his new friend’s plan of wickedness and mayhem. And to make matters worse, Peter enlists his family and friends in Barnabas’ wicked plan.

Peter must decide whether he wants to be a sweet and loving member of the McGregor family and live a life of love and fun on the farm, or join his mischievous new friends, and Bea must decide whether fame and fortune is better than sticking with her morals and not compromising her integrity.

This story, unlike the first film from 2018, takes the characters away from the small town and into the city as well as around the world. It’s a larger canvass in which to tell this story and with a daring car chase among other events, Peter Rabbit 2 is an adventure like they have never had before.

There are several bonus features on the Blu-ray. First there is a look at the making of the film with the cast. This feature also looks at the sets created for the new story. A second bonus, “Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle’s Wee Little Kitchen” instructs viewers on how to make a miniature blueberry pie, and I do mean miniature. There are two features for DIY crafts. Viewers learn how to create their own Peter Rabbit bookmarks and also how to create their own terrarium using items in the home. Plus viewers get instruction on growing their own inside garden. There are quizzes and fun facts throughout the bonuses.

Peter Rabbit 2 is rated PG for some rude humor and action. This fun family film is available on DVD, Blu-ray and a 4K/Blu-ray combo pack with digital code.

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Francine Brokaw has been covering all aspects of the entertainment industry for over 25 years. She also writes about products and travel. She has been published in national and international newspapers and magazines as well as Internet websites. She has written her own book, Beyond the Red Carpet The World of Entertainment Journalists, is the entertainment correspondent for Good Day Orange County, and has her own TV show, Beyond the Red Carpet, on Village Television in Orange County. She is a longstanding member of the Los Angeles Press Club and the Television Critics Association and is accredited by the MPAA. Follow her on Twitter.