/Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit (2018) is a feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.

As Peter Rabbit’s feud with Mr McGregor escalates to great heights, they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door.

To bring the classic children’s book story to life, Cutting Edge was tasked with producing a photoreal train, train station and surrounding countryside shots in a series of set extensions, environment, and CG enhancements. Drawing inspiration from England’s Lake District, our VFX artists crafted 54 shots to create the photoreal train and surrounding environment, in which the rabbit’s used to hitch a ride.

To build the architectural elements for the station, our VFX artists referenced traditional English railway terminals, to produce surrounding countryside backgrounds, train, tracks, platforms, trees, buildings, seats, lamps and picket fences. Using CG modelling and digital matte paintings, the team created and integrated the environment with live action footage shot at Sydney’s Mortuary Station.


“The VFX team led by Simon Maddison & Jane Reynolds did such an amazing job. Our train shots are great example of our photorealistic work”

Marcus Bolton / Head of Features & Television