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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 »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 13 of 21)

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)

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 / storyboard artist (27 episodes, 1999-2001)
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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Richard Briers, who provides the voice of "Captain Broom", provided the voice of "Fiver" in the 1978 film.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Good for kids and cartoon lovers, not for novel fans, 6 December 2007
Author: gecko20827 from Denver, Colorado

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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