Second installment of the adaptation of the classic illustrated story, the work of Beatrix Potter. This time Peter Rabbit travels to town to continue his hilarious antics.
The adventures of the rebellious rabbit return, always in a good mood. Releasing children’s films in summer is essential to alleviate for a while, never enough, the tense family atmosphere. Sitting outside with the air conditioning and a giant screen in front of you, everything is easier, especially if the moment of expansion is washed down with soft drinks and popcorn. ‘Peter Rabbit 2: On the Run’ bursts onto the billboard in midsummer with the aim of attracting audiences often to theaters. The proposal, like its predecessor, fulfills its desire to entertain the little ones, but its intention to update the feats of the peculiar furry animal does not attract special attention, unlike the adaptations of ‘Paddington’, which also combine real image and animation with greater fortune. Will Gluck repeats in the direction, giving life by infographic to the mischievous rodent obsessed with controlling Mr. McGregor’s garden. His wish was truncated in his initial adventures with the appearance on the scene of the heir of the place after the death of its owner, his elderly uncle. With the help of his family and friends, his sisters Pelusa, Pitusa and Cottontail, his cousin the bunny Benjamin, the goose Carlota, Mr. Jeremías Fisher, Mrs. Bigarilla and other characters, the unruly Peter managed to redirect his tribulations but Now, in this sequel to the classic illustrated tale by Beatrix Potter, the mischievous rabbit’s exploits go beyond the garden and what it knows. On his way out to the city he comes across a new world, where his mischief is applauded, but the emotional journey will make him reflect on what he really wants to be, in addition to thinking about his family.
Gluck is responsible for the terrifying remake of ‘Annie’, but he also has some above-average student comedy, such as ‘Rumors and Lies’, and is the creator of ‘The Michael J. Fox Show’. “I love these characters,” says the director. Peter makes a lot of mistakes, but he always keeps going. That’s what makes him such a fun character to watch. It’s fun to watch someone pull forward without worrying about the consequences. And yet in the end he always learns something. It is a very rich world with many stories to explore. The filmmaker, also a co-writer, thinks that ‘Peter Rabbit 2: A la fuga’, an obvious family comedy, has allowed him to explore identity issues. “Everyone knows he’s a mischievous rabbit, but he doesn’t necessarily have to look like that,” he explains. «The perception of who we are is confronted with the perception that others have of us. Just because people see you in a way doesn’t necessarily mean you’re like that. James Corden (‘Cats’, ‘Into the Woods’) voices Peter Rabbit in the original version, while Dani Rovira does the same in the Spanish dubbing.
Filmed mainly in Australia, technological advances make it possible to refine the interaction between the cast and the computer-created animals. The animation team had the opportunity to refine the production thanks to the development of animation techniques. “We had an incredible opportunity to change things, which made the animators very excited,” says Gluck. «I always say that it is like making two films: the first is made when we shoot and the second with the special effects. It gives the entire team the opportunity to explore the limits of their creativity and vision.