Watership Down

Released 1978


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Martin Rosen
Watership Down is an animated film from 1978, based on Richard Adams's book of the same name, featuring the voices of several well-known British actors. This is no light-hearted child's cartoon, but a serious and sometimes frightening tale. It follows the journey of a group of rabbits who must leave their warren after receiving a vision that it will be destroyed. In their quest to find a new home, the rabbits, led by Fiver (Richard Briers) and Hazel (John Hurt), face danger from violent rivals who live in a neighboring warren. Known as the Efrafa, these rabbits are led by the war-like General Woundwart (Harry Andrews), who runs his warren as a totalitarian state. Dogs and hawks are among other perils the rabbits confront as they journey to their new home, Watership Down. Even after reaching their destination, threats to the rabbits' safety abound. Directed by Martin Rosen and John Hubley, this box office hit also features the song "Bright Eyes" performed by Art Garfunkel.moreless


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  • One of my all time favorites

    This is one of my all time favorite movies. I loved it so much that I got an import from the UK on Blu-Ray. The movie has some amazing animation and I love the art style. The film also features the song "Bright Eyes" performed by Art Garfunkel. General Woundwort is also one of my favorite villians. The voice cast is nice too. Richard Briers, Harry Andrews, John Hurt, Roy Kinnear, and even a small voice by Nigel Hawthorne. I really recomend the movie and try to find the movie. The same year that this movie came out, many other movies got released like Superman, The Deer Hunter, Jaws 2, Halloween, Animal House, Dawn of the Dead, Animated Lord of the Rings, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Death on the Nile, Greese, Piranha, Midnight Express, Game of Death, and even the original I Spit On Your Grave.moreless
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Zero Mostel

Kehaar (voice)

Richard Briers

Richard Briers

Fiver (voice)

John Hurt

John Hurt

Hazel (voice)

Ralph Richardson

Ralph Richardson

Chief Rabbit (voice)

Hannah Gordon

Hannah Gordon

Hyzenthlay (voice)

Michael Graham Cox

Michael Graham Cox

Bigwig (voice)

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