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Watership Down (1978)

A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Hazel (voice)
... Fiver (voice)
Michael Graham Cox ... Bigwig (voice) (as Michael Graham-Cox)
... Capt. Holly (voice)
... Chief Rabbit (voice)
Simon Cadell ... Blackberry (voice)
... Silver (voice)
... Pipkin (voice)
Richard O'Callaghan ... Dandelion (voice)
... Cowslip (voice)
... Cat (voice) (as Lyn Farleigh)
Mary Maddox ... Clover (voice)
... Kehaar (voice)
... Gen. Woundwort (voice)
... Hyzenthlay (voice)
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Based upon Richard Adam's novel of the same title, this animated feature delves into the surprisingly violent world of a warren of rabbits as they seek to establish a new colony free of tyranny and human intervention. Frightening and bloody in some scenes. Not recommended for young children. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and when they catch you, they will kill you... but first they must catch you. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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1 November 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Den långa flykten  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Was originally directed by John Hubley, who died in 1977. He and his wife Faith's work can still be found in the film, most notably in the "fable" scene. See more »

Goofs

After Bigwig is rescued from the snare, thanks to having the wooden peg dug out of the ground, there's a wider shot showing the snare and the wooden peg. There should be a hole near the peg to note that rabbits had just dug it out of the ground, but no hole appears. All you see is the peg lying on the ground. See more »

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Narrator: Long ago, the great Frith made the world. He made all the stars and the world lived among the stars. Frith made all the animals and birds and, at first, made them all the same. Now, among the animals was El-Ahrairah, the Prince of Rabbits. He had many friends and they all ate grass together. But after a time, the rabbits wandered everywhere, multiplying and eating as they went. Then Frith said to El-Ahrairah, "Prince Rabbit, if you cannot control your people, I shall find ways to ...
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Bright Eyes
Composed by Mike Batt
Sung by Art Garfunkel
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Would have been my favorite film if I had seen it when I was a kid
3 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

If I had had this video when I was 8 or 9, I think I would have watched it as much as or more than I watched any other video that I had at the time. It's quite an extraordinary film. I'm 21 now, and I found it very exciting and involving throughout. The only problem is that it always seems like the episodes in the film happen a bit too quick, making it pretty obvious that it was adapted from a much longer novel. Episodes that seem very important only last for three minutes or so. And they never did free the rabbits in the pen at the farmhouse. Still, it's a great movie. While not for the very young children (there is a bit of violence and gore), I think any kid 8 or above would really love this film. Learn that you don't have to just buy videos of recent films for children. Some of the older films are much better. 9/10.


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