James Corden honored to lend voice to animated character 'Peter Rabbit'

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James Corden hopes to honor the legacy of author Beatrix Potter with the new family-friendly comedy "Peter Rabbit." (KABC)

The family-friendly film "Peter Rabbit" is an animated/live-action hybrid that is based on the classic character given to us by author Beatrix Potter.

The classic character is still up to his old tricks, trying to get his fellow bunnies to help him raid Farmer MacGregor's bountiful garden.

James Corden lends his voice to the mischievous rabbit.

"I feel honored to voice this wonderful character if but for a moment," said Corden. "I really feel very lucky just to be a part of it. We've really tried to honor this character and the legacy of Beatrix Potter as best we can, and if you don't know the books, you will go to a movie theater and see the film and come out and discover this whole world that she created."

The bunny triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail, are voiced by Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki and Daisy Ridley. Their animated alter egos mix it up with real life character Thomas McGregor, played by Domhnall Gleeson.

After Debicki saw the movie and heard the laughter coming from an audience full of children, she knew they'd done something right!

"The real belly laughs, it was priceless," said Debicki. "I love the movie, I think it's great, and I had a lot of fun making it, but you realize why you've made it when you hear them just peel with laughter. They just love it, and they love watching Domhnall just get thrown up against hard objects."

"The only reason to do all that stuff is to try and make kids laugh," said Gleeson. "If kids are laughing, then we've succeeded."

"Peter Rabbit" is rated PG and is in theaters now.
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