James Corden voices the character of Peter Rabbit in the new animated movie of the same name. But in an industry where some stars will go to great lengths to claim credit for their characters’ success, Corden says he’s actually tried to distance himself from Peter Rabbit — at least where his kids are concerned.
Peter Rabbit is now playing in theaters everywhere.
James Corden is no stranger to doing voice over work; he did his first animated film nearly a decade ago, and he’s recently been featured in Trolls and The Emoji Movie. When it came to working on Peter Rabbit, however, even he was caught off guard by the complexity of the voice work and the animation for the new movie.
Corden voices the title character in Peter Rabbit is now playing in theaters.
Based on the iconic children’s series by Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit centers on the titular character, a self-confident and mischievous rabbit (Corden) who is determined to claim victory over the animal hating Mr. McGregor (Domnhnall Gleeson). McGregor is vying for the affections of his neighbor Bea (Rose Byrne), and it’s up to Peter and his siblings (voices of Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki) to stop the coupling from coming to fruition. Will Gluck, who helmed the 2014 feature Annie, directs.
“I guess when he does mess up and make a mistake, he rectifies it in the best way possible,” said Corden. “And that I think is the best message for the film really which is everyone is going to make mistakes, all the time, all of us, whoever you are, there are screw ups coming your way. But what’s important is how you deal with those mistakes and who you are in those mistakes and that you learn from them and try not to make them again.”
Click on the media bar to hear Corden talk about the “constantly evolving” process behind Peter Rabbit:
Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit books are internationally beloved, and it will be interesting to see if Sony Pictures Animation has successfully translated the spirit of Potter’s work to the big screen.
Peter Rabbit (voiced by James Corden) is a charismatic rabbit whose idyllic life is upended with the arrival of Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson), a mean man who simply wants to dispatch of all rabbits. Next door neighbor Bea (Rose Byrne) is an animal lover, and McGregor is trying his best to put himself in her good graces by pretending to be much more sensitive than he actually is. It’s up to Peter and his fellow friends to put McGregor in his place and rescue Bea from this rather horrible fellow! Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Featuring the voices of Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley, Peter Rabbit opens nationwide February 9, 2019.
The new TBS series Drop the Mic started out as a recurring segment on James Corden’sLate Late Show on CBS. It featured Corden and his celebrity guests engaging in comedic freestyle rap battles, and it was an immediate hit. Not only did viewers want to watch it again and again, guests booked on the show started specifically asking if they could do it! (Click on the media bar below to hear James Corden)
Drop the Mic, hosted by Method Man and Hailey Baldwin, airs Tuesday nights at 10:30/9:30c on TBS.