The Velveteen Rabbit | Trailer released for Apple TV Christmas special

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Seasonal special The Velveteen Rabbit heads to Apple TV this month, and the trailer for the show has landed.

Possibly the most anticipated holiday special landing on Apple TV this year is Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham’s Home For Christmas, a specially recorded concert that sees the long time West End star joined by a series of guests to sing some seasonal songs. It premieres on the 22nd November.

Dropping on the streaming service the same day is The Velveteen Rabbit. You might like to watch that as well, especially if you’re familiar with the original children’s book, written by Margery Williams, on which it’s based.

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The synopsis reads as follows:

Based on the treasured, classic children’s book by Margery Williams, Apple TV+’s The Velveteen Rabbit adaptation celebrates the magic of unconditional love. When 7-year-old William receives a new favorite toy for Christmas, he discovers a lifelong friend and unlocks a world of magic.

Phoenix Laroche leads the live action cast as William, the voice cast includes Alex Lawther as the Velveteen Rabbit, Samantha Colley as Mother, Helena Bonham Carter as Wise Horse and Nicola Coughlan as Playroom Fairy, with additional voices by Bethany Antonia, Lois Chimimba, Paterson Joseph, Clive Rowe and Nathaniel Parker.

Jennifer Perrott co-directed the film with animation director Rick Thiele, from a screenplay by Tom Bidwell.

Watch the trailer below…

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