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Here's a trailer for Peter Rabbit, starring James Corden and Domhnall Gleeson

A lot of animated movies for kids are dull and uninspired, but there’s something about the inclusion of a live-action human that makes tired jokes and musical cues slightly more palatable. After all, they made a ton of those Alvin And The Chipmunks movies that everybody loved, but Hollywood only just got around to making a sequel to The Nut Job. All of that is to establish that this trailer for Peter Rabbit—which stars James Corden as the eponymous bunny—seems a bit rote, but maybe it’s not so bad because Domhnall Gleeson from Harry Potter and Star Wars is there as a real human. It’s comforting to see a real guy moving around while animals make easy jokes and listen to a song you’ve probably heard a million times.

Peter Rabbit also stars Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley, Rose Byrne, and Elizabeth Debicki, though you won’t hear or see as much of them in this trailer. The movie will be in theaters next year.


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