Watership Down Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1037

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 78

Theatrical Release Date: 11/01/1978

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 10/07/2008

Language: English

Genre: Animation, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Martin Rosen

Actors: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Michael Graham Cox, John Bennett, Ralph Richardson, Simon Cadell

Plot: Much like Richard Adams's wonderful novel, this animated tale of wandering rabbits is not meant for small children. It is, however, rich storytelling, populated with very real individuals inhabiting a very real world. The animation is problematic, sometimes appearing out of proportion or just subpar; but it seems to stem from an attempt at realism, something distinguishing the film's characters from previous, cutesy, animated animals. A band of rabbits illegally leave their warren after a prophecy of doom from a runt named Fiver (Richard Briers). In search of a place safe from humans and predators, they face all kinds of dangers, including a warren that has made a sick bargain with humankind, and a warren that is basically a fascist state. -- mellyboi1

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 12/17/2023

Doesn't shy away from elements of death and nature as it tells its tale of sentient rabbits and their quest for survival. It's animated, but is adult enough that you can read deeper into it if one so chooses.

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Matthew Brady - wrote on 03/20/2014

Easter isn't complete without this wonderful film. Nothing like watching bunnies getting brutality killed in the most violent way possible, which goes along with the Happy Easter spirit. Miss you Jesus.

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