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Sex & Nudity

  • At the end of the show, it is shown that one of the main characters had children (little baby bunnies jumping around being precious, no birth or anything shown) and a few innocent romances throughout the show.
  • Throughout the show the villainous male rabbits treat the female rabbits like objects for use as they please.

Violence & Gore

  • A man shoots a rabbit in an episode, but the rabbit survives.
  • They are seen in some scenes where rabbits fight.
  • A crow bites the leg of a rabbit in the first episode, when the rabbits go to a church in ruins with a cemetery and they run into a flock of crows and fight with this flock. One of the crows is killed.
  • In some scenes we see a fox attacking some rabbits and in some cases it kills some of these.

Profanity

  • Religious exclamations are heard such as: For Frith, for the love of Frith, for the fury of Frith, for the beards of Frith, my god.
  • An use of "hell", four uses of "damned", two uses of "stupid", an use of "useless"

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • My Rating: PG-13 for mature topics such as hunting, and violence
  • Rated "12" on Netflix.
  • The shows tone is definitely toned down compared to the book and 1978 movie. It's more lighthearted and less violent then them as well.

Spoilers

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Violence & Gore

  • A rabbit falls into a trap and almost dies.
  • In the fourth chapter, the Captain Holly dies hit by three Efrafa rabbits.
  • In one of the 'warrens' there is a deranged and deformed rabbit who injures each new 'recruit' with an enlarged talon/claw. The scene is disturbing and the victim rabbit is terrified.
  • After Bigwig and General woudwart fight, they are both covered in wounds.
  • During one of his nightmares, Fiver stands in a pool of blood which is caused by blood bleeding from an injured Hazel. This scene can be very upsetting.
  • During a flashback of General Woundwort, his eye gets scratched by a fox and a slash of blood is seen across it

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Fiver's nightmares can get pretty intense and distressing.
  • One of Fiver's visions, contains a frightening dog, Fiver shouts.
  • When Captain Holly dies, Hyzhenthlay is sobbing.

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