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Seasons:
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Plot:
The adventures of a warren of rabbits as they struggle to develop their new home & protect it from the various threats they face. Full summary »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Not as good as the book or film, but a very good show regardless See more (14 total) »

Cast

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Richard Briers ... Captain Broom (15 episodes, 1999-2001)

Jane Horrocks ... Hannah (14 episodes, 1999-2000)
Andrew Falvey ... Fiver (13 episodes, 1999)
Phill Jupitus ... Dandelion (13 episodes, 1999)

Stephen Mangan ... Bigwig (13 episodes, 1999)

Lee Ross ... Hawkbit (13 episodes, 1999)

Ian Shaw ... Hazel (13 episodes, 1999)

Rik Mayall ... Kehaar (13 episodes, 1999)
Elliot Henderson-Boyle ... Pipkin (12 episodes, 1999)
Rob Rackstraw ... Campion / ... (9 episodes, 1999)
David Holt ... Vervain / ... (8 episodes, 1999)

Kate Ashfield ... Primrose (7 episodes, 1999)

John Hurt ... General Woundwort (7 episodes, 1999-2000)
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Series Directed by
Troy Sullivan (13 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Writing credits
Mary Crawford (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
Alan Templeton (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
Richard Adams (13 episodes, 1999)
Roger Stennett (5 episodes, 1999)
Martin Riley (3 episodes, 1999)
Anna Bourque (2 episodes, 1999)
David Finley (2 episodes, 1999)

Series Produced by
Justin Bodle .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1999)
Neil Court .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1999)
Steven DeNure .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1999)
Martin Rosen .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1999)
Beth Stevenson .... producer (13 episodes, 1999)
Simon Vaughan .... executive producer / producer (13 episodes, 1999)
Curtis Crawford .... producer (2 episodes, 1999)
Denyse Ouellette .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Original Music by
Mike Batt (13 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Art Department
Cory Morrison .... storyboard director (26 episodes, 2000-2001)
Stan Gadziola .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Benoit Cecyre .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Trevor Hierons .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Sound Department
Richard Segal .... dialogue editor / foley artist (39 episodes, 1999-2001)
Michael Mitchell .... track breakdown (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Andrew 'Big Show' Blodgett .... digital compositor (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Animation Department
Phil Postma .... key animator (13 episodes, 1999)
Michael Higgins .... animation posing artist (5 episodes, 2001)
Michel Dazé .... overseas animation supervisor (2 episodes, 1999)
Scott Fiander .... sheet timer (2 episodes, 1999)
Michel Guerin .... background artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Woong Cheon Jang .... animation posing artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Teo Kiriakov .... background artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Lise Murka .... color stylist (2 episodes, 1999)
Knud Skov .... background supervisor (2 episodes, 1999)
Sue Wilkinson .... layout artist (2 episodes, 1999)
Lynn Zentner-Roos .... background artist (2 episodes, 1999)

Julie Styles .... animation posing artist (unknown episodes)
Sarah Taylor .... animation posing artist (unknown episodes)
Sebastian Weber .... animation posing artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Michael Thibodeau .... colorist (13 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Other crew
Mary Crawford .... executive story editor (39 episodes, 1999-2001)
Alan Templeton .... executive story editor (39 episodes, 1999-2001)
 

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Trivia:
John Hurt, who provides the voice of "General Woundwort", provided the voice of "Hazel" in the 1978 film.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Watership Down (1978)See more »
Soundtrack:
In Fields of SunSee more »

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Not as good as the book or film, but a very good show regardless, 12 September 2012
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

The book is an incredibly powerful one and the 1978 is one of my all-time favourite movies. So actually considering that the intense nature of the book and film would be simplified for a more family-oriented series I was not expecting much. But I found myself incredibly impressed. In correlation to the book and film it is not as good, but deserves to stand on its own. What was actually impressive about the Watership Down series was that while the ferocity and power was more dominant in the book and film, the series at the same doesn't fall into the trap of making it into a stereotypical cute little bunnies show. There is definitely a darkness and sense of conflict there, but it doesn't feel like too much. The morals are done in a realistic way and the story lines are intelligently done. The writing is strong, not childish or too sophisticated, the music is lovingly haunting and the animation looks beautiful. I actually found the character design of General Woundwort more threatening than he is in the film. The characters are basic in the types of characters they are, but at the same time there is nothing dull or annoying about them. The voice acting is terrific, Richard Briers is suitably earnest and John Hurt takes on the villainous role of Woundwort and is subtly malevolent. Overall, I found it to be a very good show. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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