/News 17.03.21


Will Gluck’s Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, the sequel to the successful Peter Rabbit (US$351.3 million worldwide), is heading into theatres in Australia from Thursday 25 March. 

The live-action/CGI animated family film, co-produced by Animal Logic Entertainment and Gluck’s Olive Bridge Entertainment, features Thomas (Domhnall Gleeson), Bea (Rose Byrne) and the rabbits, which have become a makeshift family.

Despite his best efforts, Peter (James Corden) can’t seem to shake his mischievous tendencies. When adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated. Conflict ensues when his family risks everything to come looking for him, which forces Peter to figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.

The characters are based on the children’s books written by Beatrix Potter.

Filmed in NSW, with feature animation completed at Animal Logic’s Sydney Studio, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway is a testament to the world-class live action, VFX and animation talent in NSW and Animal Logic’s strong partnership with Sony Pictures.

The production was funded by Sony Pictures Entertainment, with the support of the Australian Federal Government through the Producer Offset, and Screen NSW’s Made in NSW fund and its Post, Digital, Effects (PDV) fund. 

Made in NSWthe NSW Government’s $175 million fund over five years, is managed by Screen NSW to attract international film and television production to the state and support major new Australian TV drama and feature films. NSW’s Post, Digital & Visual Effects (PDV) fund offers a 10% rebate of qualifying expenditure on work carried out in NSW.

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Ausfilm Members Cutting Edge provided post-production services, Soundfirm provided all the sound work and Fox Lighting also provided the lighting equipment for Peter Rabbit 2.

Peter Rabbit 2 was filmed at Fox Studios Australia and included filming in interior stages and exterior locations on site. The production utilised Fox Studios office space, construction and art and costume workshops.

Panavision supplied the camera equipment, and Trackdown Studios provided music editorial and music production services on Peter Rabbit 2 including temp score editorial, score-coordination and recording in The Simon Leadley Scoring Stage and final music edit and deliveries for the film.

Image Credit: Benjamin (Colin Moody) and Peter Rabbit (James Corden) in Columbia Pictures’ Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway.