Bellflower Bunnies Volume 1
Suitable for any age.
Theatrical Release: 10/1/2003
Video Release: 10/1/2003
Reviewer: Linda Eagle
Writer: Valerie Baranski
Producer: Patricia Robert
Director: Moran Caouissin
Runtime: 46 min.
MPAA Rating: Unrated
In "Room to Move," a meddling magpie tells Periwinkle the new home the lively bunnies are moving to is haunted by the Blueberry Ghost. No one believes the little bunny when he tells them the house is haunted. But when the bunnies are left alone in the new house, they hear scary sounds. Join the delightful bunnies in the investigation and as Periwinkle learns that change can be good.
In "Carnival," the spirited bunnies say, "Daddy, we're not babies anymore; you can trust us," when they pledge to take care of the smallest bunny, Dandelion, while at a carnival. But all is not as it seems, and the innocent bunnies must learn to put aside differences to outwit foxes dressed in bunny clothing.
"Bellflower Bunnies" is an adorable piece of animation. It is about a family of bunnies: dad, mom, and five little bunnies. In the first episode they realize they need a bigger house, but one of the bunnies does not want to move. Through the story, this family learns to work together and help each other in all aspects of moving - from painting to understanding.
In the second episode, the little bunnies are excited about the annual carnival, and convince mom and dad to let them take their little brother. They promise they will not let him out of their sight. This production can show how easy it is for the little bunnies to believe they are old enough to handle responsibility - yet also how easy it is to ease off on this duty when they are distracted. The danger involved is kept to a very young audience; however, young children might find it scary that the big foxes took the baby bunny. After all was done, the children were required to discuss what had happened with their father and mother.
Violence: Bunnies gang up on the foxes to save their little brother... tripping, etc.