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Watership Down (1978) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film Watership Down

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  • Feature Length Animated FilmFeature
  • Traditional Animation
  • Nepenthe Productions, CIC
  • Distributed by: AVCO Embassy Pictures
  • Cartoon Characters: Hazel, Fiver, Bigwig, Captain Holly, Chief Rabbit, Blackberry, Silver, Pipkin, Dandelion, Cowslip, Cat, Clover, Kehaar, General Woundwort, Hyzenthlay, Captain Campion, Blackavar, Vervain, Frith, Black Rabbit, Lucy.
  • Voice Actors: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Michael Graham-Cox, John Bennett, Ralph Richardson, Simon Cadell, Terence Rigby, Roy Kinnear, Richard O'Callaghan; Full Voice Cast Full Voice Cast...
  • Directed By Martin Rosen, Tony Guy.
  • Produced By Martin Rosen, Philip Alton.
  • Animated By Ralph Ayres, Christopher Evans, Brian Foster, Bill Geach, Spud Houston, Doug Jensen, Ruth Kissane, Barrie Nelson, John Perkins, Colin White, Alan Simpson, Bill Littlejohn; more Animators More Cartoon Animators...
  • Awards: Saturn Award, Best Animation, 1979.
  • Music: Marcus Dods, Angela Morley, Malcolm Williamson, Mike Batt.
  • Editor: Terry Rawlings, Les Healey, William Webb, Roy Piper.
  • Originally Released on October 19, 1978.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 101 minutes.
  • Color
  • United Kingdom  United Kingdom

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In this stirring tale of fear, faith, and the fight for freedom and security, a group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect...  (more)

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Production work was begun by John Hubley, who died in 1977. Release date is for the United Kingdom; United States release was on November 1, 1978. Author Richard Adams downplayed the political...  (more)


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I grew up watching this movie and I must say it is definately one of my favorites. There is some graphic violence that children should be made aware of, but as far as I'm concerned this is a great movie for people of all ages. I still love to watch...  (read more)

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This is with out a doubt, one of the finest non-Walt Disney animated films ever made. It rivals any prisoner escape movie that i can think of. It carries some violent realism that some might find harsh. Not a kiddie movie by any means. Brilliant storytelling...  (read more)

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