The adventures of a warren of rabbits as they struggle to develop their new home and protect it from the various threats they face.
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Andrew Falvey ...
 Fiver (39 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Bigwig (39 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Hawkbit (39 episodes, 1999-2001)
Sue Elliott-Nichols ...
 Blackberry (38 episodes, 1999-2001)
Phill Jupitus ...
 Dandelion (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Hazel (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Kehaar (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
Elliot Henderson-Boyle ...
 Pipkin (25 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Vervain / ... (24 episodes, 1999-2001)
Rob Rackstraw ...
 Campion / ... (22 episodes, 1999-2001)
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Heeding the warning of a vision of their old home's destruction, a group of rabbits led by Hazel, his brother Fiver the visionary, the ever inventive doe, Blackberry, and Bigwig, a former member of their old home's military class, go in search of a new home. With the help of new found friends like Kehaar the gull and Hannah the mouse, Fiver's vision leads them to a home called Watership Down. Now, Hazel and his friends must establish their warren and protect it from the threats they face which include humans, predators, and especially the menace of a tyrannically militaristic warren led by the merciless General Woundwart. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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When the series premiered, the producers took pains to reassure potential audiences that unlike the feature film, which is notorious for its bloody violence and weighty themes, the main characters in this version, would survive their adventures unscathed. See more »

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Version of Watership Down See more »

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In Fields of Sun
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Mike Batt
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Good for kids and cartoon lovers, not for novel fans
6 December 2007 | by (Denver, Colorado) – See all my reviews

As the summary says, this is a good cartoon for kids and TV lovers. It's got all the generic yet lovable characters: a wise leader, a strong fighter, a wisecracker, a sarcastic guy, a smart gal, a cute kid, a big, fierce enemy, and an unsuspected bonus: a prophet! It's fun at times and serious when need be, always interesting and doesn't make you lose interest two minutes into episode one like some cartoons can.

All the same, parts of it are kind of an insult to the original novel. Blackberry, originally a smart male, is a female in the show. (Well, naturally...) Pipkin is a child, not an adult, and some characters were completely cut out, such as Silver and Hyzenthlay. In fact, Hyzenthlay has been replaced with a new female, Primrose. Most lapine words and names, including the does we know from the book like Hyzenthlay, have been taken out, probably since kids can't pronounce them. Kehaar is also much more friendly and rabbit-loving than his book or even movie counterpart. He's been given a little mouse friend who tails him a lot, called Hannah.

I know most of this comment is negative, but that's probably because I read the book before I saw the movie. The series is actually cute, and if you just ignore the parts that are different from the book, it's certainly a show worth watching. Enjoy!


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