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Watership Down 

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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Series cast summary:
Andrew Falvey Andrew Falvey ...  Fiver 39 episodes, 1999-2001
Stephen Mangan ...  Bigwig 39 episodes, 1999-2001
Lee Ross ...  Hawkbit 39 episodes, 1999-2001
Sue Elliott-Nichols ...  Blackberry / ... 38 episodes, 1999-2001
Phill Jupitus ...  Dandelion 26 episodes, 1999-2000
Ian Shaw ...  Hazel 26 episodes, 1999-2000
Rik Mayall ...  Kehaar 26 episodes, 1999-2000
Elliot Henderson-Boyle Elliot Henderson-Boyle ...  Pipkin 25 episodes, 1999-2000
David Holt ...  Vervain / ... 24 episodes, 1999-2001
Rob Rackstraw Rob Rackstraw ...  Campion / ... 22 episodes, 1999-2001


Heeding the warning of a vision of their old home's destruction, a warren of rabbits led by Hazel (Ian Shaw), his brother Fiver (Andrew Falvey) the visionary, the ever inventive doe, Blackberry (Sue Elliott-Nichols), and Bigwig (Stephen Mangan), 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 (Rik Mayall) the gull and Hannah (Jane Horrocks) 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 (Sir John Hurt and Nigel Pegram). Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Release Date:

28 September 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Waterschapsheuvel See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sir John Hurt, who provided the voice of "General Woundwort", provided the voice of "Hazel" in Watership Down (1978). See more »


Version of Watership Down (1978) See more »


Bright Eyes
Music by Mike Batt
Lyrics by Mike Batt
Performed by Stephen Gately
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This IS a good cartoon, when compared to all others
19 August 2003 | by orcagurlSee all my reviews

I don't see why most of the comments are negative. This cartoon actually makes you think and actually has a serious plot. I mean, look at Sponge Bob Square pants! It isn't a show full of nonsense and crap, it's beautifully animated and challenges the little kids watching it to think and try broaden their perspectives on different situations.

Sure, it has it's cheesy morals about understanding and friendship and unity, but it has to or it wouldn't be considered quite appropriate for young kids now would it? But it still retains some of the melancholy, beautifully depressing atmosphere Adams gave his masterpiece of a novel.

Watership Down's a great show. You should at least watch a few episodes. And the second season, though straying greatly from Adams' novel is still good. More action-packed and a more creative story line, now that Adams' story line is done and they can expand with their own ideas.

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