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The Velveteen Rabbit (2009)

G  |   |  Family  |  31 December 2012 (Belgium)
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A lonely boy wins over his distant father and strict grandmother with help from a brave velveteen rabbit whose one wish is to become a real rabbit someday.

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Mom
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Horse (voice)
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Swan (voice)
Matthew Harbour ...
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John, Dad
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Butler / Henry
Una Kay ...
Grandmother Ellen
Michael Perron ...
Neal
Walter Massey ...
Dr. Kennedy
Renee Madeline Le Guerrier ...
Mrs. Tucker (as Renée Madeleine Le Guerrier)
Jane Gilchrist ...
Mrs. Miller
Frances Brady-Stewart ...
Mrs. Castle (as Frances Brady Stewart)
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Baseball Boy #1
James Harbour ...
Baseball Boy #2
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Sensitive young Toby is deeply saddened when his doted father John, who buried himself in work when widowed, dumps the boy for weeks, including Christmas, on his stern old mother, grim widow Ellen. Beside the stuck-up lady's driver-butler Henry, Toby finds comfort only with a velveteen cuddly rabbit and other animal toys in his father's childhood room, which come to life in his mind when he plays with them. Drama over rabbit and boy stirs crucial emotions in both family and fantasy toy land. Written by KGF Vissers

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Het fluwelen konijn  »

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The live action scenes were filmed in Montreal in 2000, under the working title "The Forgotten Attic." See more »

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[first lines]
[sound of train station noises and chatter]
Toby: [staring at train] Whoa.
John: Toby. Stay with me.
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Written by Alan Williams and David Pomeranz
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Disregard other reviews. This is a great family film.
9 April 2011 | by (Texas, United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this with my 3 youngest children (4,7,10). We all thought this was a great film.

I liked how they intertwined real and cartoon in the movie. Speaking of cartoon, even though about half the film was in cartoon format, I did not loose interest in the film like I do with cartoons.

Great story, wonderful acting, beautiful surroundings, touching message (I saw my 7 yr. old boy crying, had a tear myself, and my 4 yr. old told me "a drop came from my eye"), and a reminder to all of us to remember to use our imagination with our young ones.

Nothing to complain about as far as inappropriate content for children.


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