Watership Down (1978)
Watership Down (1978) Genre(s): Animated | Drama

Directed by: Martin Rosen

Voice credits: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Michael Graham Cox, John Bennett, Ralph Richardson, Simon Cadell, Terence Rigby, Roy Kinnear, Richard O'Callaghan, Denholm Elliott, Mary Maddox, Zero Mostel, Harry Andrews, Hannah Gordon, Lynn Farleigh

Synopsis: A small group of rabbits leaves their warren for a new home.

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Newt's movie review

The use of two animation styles to tell two different intertwining tales was great. This is definitely not a Disney type of story, and it is better for it: some of the scenes looked as though they were painted with watercolours, not everything is rosey and cheerful, and bad things do happen. Some very complex and difficult topics were dealt with in seconds with only a line or two of dialogue. It's very well done. My only complaint is the obvious filler that was used to include Art Garfunkel's song.

Added 01 September 2003 at 7:46 PM

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