'Peter Rabbit' renewed for a second season

'Peter Rabbit' renewed for a second season

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Nickelodeon and Silvergate Media have announced they ordered a second season of the animated British preschool series, "Peter Rabbit."

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Animated 'Peter Rabbit' series to debut on Nickelodeon Feb. 19

Animated 'Peter Rabbit' series to debut on Nickelodeon Feb. 19

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Nickelodeon says "Peter Rabbit," its animated pre-school series based on Beatrix Potter's classic books, will debut on U.S. television Feb. 19.

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'Peter Rabbit' TV series on its way

'Peter Rabbit' TV series on its way

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable network Nickelodeon says it is working on an animated series based on the characters in Beatrix Potter's "The Tales of Peter Rabbit" books.
Emma Thompson writing Peter Rabbit tale

Emma Thompson writing Peter Rabbit tale

LONDON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- British actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson has confirmed she is writing a Peter Rabbit book to be published in 2012.

Japanese asked to donate at Potter cottage

CHAPEL STILE, England, May 6 (UPI) -- Japanese visitors to children's author Beatrix Potter's English cabin are being asked for $7 donations to preserve the National Park.

Beatrix Potter watercolor sold for $600K

LONDON, July 18 (UPI) -- "The Rabbits' Christmas Party," an original watercolor illustration by Beatrix Potter, has been sold for nearly $600,000 at an auction in London.

Baby No. 2 for Bonham Carter, Burton

LONDON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood director Tim Burton and his British muse, Helena Bonham Carter, are expecting their second child in December, People.com reported Wednesday.

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Zellweger to present 'Potter' at film fest

KARLOVY VARY, Czech Republic, June 10 (UPI) -- Oscar winner Renee Zellweger will present the Beatrix Potter biopic, "Miss Potter," at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic.

Zellweger: 'Miss Potter' not a chick flick

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Renee Zellweger says she doesn't think her new film, "Miss Potter," should be labeled as a "chick flick."

Zellweger radiant at ' Miss Potter'

LONDON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The planets were declared in alignment for Renee Zellweger who showed up at a London premier looking neither too heavy nor too thin but just right.

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Potter Christmas cards to be auctioned

SWINDON, England, July 26 (UPI) -- Four rare, hand-made, Beatrix Potter Christmas cards are expected to bring in about 60,000 pounds ($76,000) at an auction in Swindon, England.
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Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist best known for children's books featuring anthropomorphic characters such as in The Tale of Peter Rabbit which celebrated the British landscape and country life.

Born into a privileged Unitarian family, Potter, along with her younger brother, Walter Bertram (1871–1918), grew up with few friends outside her large extended family. Her parents were artistic and interested in nature and the out of doors. As children, Beatrix and Bertam had numerous small animals as pets which they observed closely and drew endlessly. Summer holidays were spent in Scotland and in the English Lake District where Beatrix developed a love of the natural world which was the subject of her painting from an early age.

She was educated by private governesses until she was eighteen. Her study of languages, literature, science and history was broad and she was an eager student. Her artistic talents were recognized early. Although she was provided with private art lessons, Beatrix preferred to develop her own style, particularly favoring watercolor. Along with her drawings of her animals, real and imagined, Potter illustrated insects, fossils, archeological artifacts, and fungi. In the 1890s she achieved a measure of respect from the scientific establishment for her mycological illustrations and for her research on the reproduction of fungi spores. Having had some success illustrating cards and booklets, Potter wrote and illustrated The Tale of Peter Rabbit publishing it first privately in 1901, and a year later as a small, three-color illustrated book with Frederick Warne & Co. She became unofficially engaged to her editor Norman Warne in 1905 despite the disapproval of her parents, but he died suddenly a month later.

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