Left to right: Benjamin, Peter and Lily.
An All-CGI Cartoon
running on Nickelodeon
, Peter Rabbit
revolves around the familiar figure that starred in the first of Beatrix Potter
's children's books
. Peter is joined on his adventures by his cousin Benjamin Bunny
and Lily Bobtail, a new character created for the series.
This series provides examples of the following tropes:
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Jemima Puddle-Duck
- The Ace:
- Peter regards his late father this way, using his old journal to learn how to become a clever and brave young" rabbit.
- The Plum Thief from the same-titled episode, AKA Peter's Mother.
- Adaptational Villainy: Originally, Mr. Brown was more an example of why you Do Not Taunt Cthulhu. Old Brown, however, is another dangerous predator.
- Animal Stereotypes
- Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Cotton-tail, Mr. Tod, Tommy Brock, and Sammy Whiskers (unlike the original book version)
- Canon Foreigner: Rather than having Flopsy, Mopsy or Cotton-tail join their brother in his mischief, Lily Bobtail was added, along with her family.
- Cats Are Mean: Played straight with Mr McGregor's cat, but averted with Ginger.
- Christmas Special: Peter Rabbit's Christmas Tale doubled as the series premiere in 2012, while the series proper began the following February.
- Cunning Like a Fox: The sly Mr. Tod.
- Curiosity Killed the Cast: Or rather, regularly endangers them.
- The Ditz: Jemima Puddle-Duck.
- Dr. Jerk: Dr. Bobtail is a Downplayed version: his sternness generally stems from understandable concern about their activities, to the point where he considered moving away for Lily's sake.
- Furry Confusion: Mr McGregor's cat and Ginger the orange cat.
- Guile Hero
- Hair Decorations: Lily wears a pink headband, while she and the rest avoid Furry Female Mane.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Peter, Benjamin, and Lily
- Housewife: Mrs. Rabbit
- Humans Are Cthulhu: Mr McGregor is feared by all the animals, though that doesn't stop them from constantly raiding his garden for goodies.
- I Have This Friend: Peter tries this while asking his mother how 'his friend' might be able to get past all the defenses Farmer McGregor set up around his plum tree.
- Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: "The Tale of [Episode Name]", in the vein of the original storybooks.
- Moral Dissonance: Most of "The Tale of the Plum Thief" revolves around Peter's indignation that somebody stole 'his' plum from McGregor's garden.
- Mouse World
- The Moving Experience: In one episode, Dr. Bobtail considers moving to get Lily away from her friends' bad influences. To try and convince them otherwise, Peter and Benjamin try holding a picnic and being on their best behavior... while trying to keep the predators from crashing it.
- Pantsless Males, Fully-Dressed Females: Peter has his familiar blue jacket, while Benjamin has a knit cap and darker jacket. Lily, Peter's mother, and his sisters all wear dresses that cover significantly more of their bodies.
- Pink Means Feminine: Lily's signature color.
- Predators Are Mean
- Rascally Rabbits
- Rummage Fail: It tends to take a few tries to pull something out of the Just-In-Case pocket that's relevant, and Lily doesn't always recognize what'll come in handy herself. Lampshaded in "The Tale of Benjamin's Strawberry Raid", where she comments that she really needs to organize it sometime.
- Super-Persistent Predator: Mr. Tod treads the line, as he's generally willing to pursue the main trio yet again regardless of how many times he's failed. The same goes for Old Brown.
- Token Human: Mr McGregor
- Utility Pocket: Lily's Just-In-Case pocket, which usually holds something useful to the situation at hand... though it may take a few tries before she comes up with it.
- What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: Lily asks this about "Benjamin's Strawberry Raid".
- White Bunny: Lily Bobtail is a blue-eyed, light grey example.
- You Dirty Rat: Sammy Whiskers.