|A timeless classic comes alive in this enchanting movie based on the best-selling novel by Richard Adams. A delightful film for audiences of all ages, Leonard Maltin calls it "one of the best...animated features ever made!"|
Nestled among the rolling hills and peaceful meadows of England lives a community of rabbits. When their warren is threatened, a small group of brave rabbits escapes into the unknown countryside in search of a new home. Led by the visionary Fiver, the courageous Bigwig, the clever Blackberry, and the Honorable Hazel, they face daunting challenges, and use their strength and cunning to survive, while pursuing their dream. Along their trek, they make an unlikely friend - a loony seagull named Kehaar - and battle the vicious General Woundwort, the cruel leader of another warren.
Film Director, Martin Rosen, frames the tale largely at the eyepoint of the rabbits, so that we identify with each one. Packed with excitement and adventure, Watership Down is an engaging, thrilling tale that celebrates traditional values of loyalty, courage, and spirit.
"Stunning beauty, smart scripting, a splendid score...this is a serious film for serious moviegoers. Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"A dark and transfixing fable that happens to star cartoon bunnies. Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"...honorably brought to life in a low-key, realistic animated style well suited to the naturalism and mature tone of the book. Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"Expertly and realistically animated...The job of personifying the rabbits is nicely achieved due to expert readings by the cast. TV Guide
Editor's NoteIn this animated adaptation of Richard Adams's classic novel, a family of rabbits face danger as they search for a new home and personal freedom.
Cast & Crew
|Richard Briers - Voice|
|John Hurt - Voice|
|Richard Adams - Source Writer|
|Harry Andrews - Voice|
|Zero Mostel - Voice|
|Michael Graham-Cox - Voice|
|Ralph Richardson - Voice|
|Martin Rosen - Director|