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

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Nepenthe Productions, CIC 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.. Martin Rosen, Tony Guy Martin Rosen, Philip Alton , Terry Rawlings, Les Healey, William Webb, Roy Piper Marcus Dods, Angela Morley, Malcolm Williamson, Mike Batt
  • 1978
  • Nepenthe Productions, CIC
  • AVCO Embassy Pictures
  • Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film
  • 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.
  • Vocal Talent: John Hurt (Hazel), Richard Briers (Fiver), Michael Graham-Cox (Bigwig), John Bennett (Captain Holly), Ralph Richardson (Chief Rabbit), Simon Cadell (Blackberry), Terence Rigby (Silver), Roy Kinnear (Pipkin), Richard O'Callaghan (Dandelion), Denholm Elliott (Cowslip), Lynn Farleigh (Cat), Mary Maddox (Clover), Zero Mostel (Kehaar), Harry Andrews (General Woundwort), Hannah Gordon (Hyzenthlay), Nigel Hawthorne (Captain Campion), Clifton Jones (Blackavar), Derek Griffiths (Vervain), Michael Hordern (Frith), Joss Ackland (Black Rabbit), Michelle Price (Lucy).
  • Directed By Martin Rosen.
    Animation Director: 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.
    Senior Animators: Alan Simpson, Bill Littlejohn, Edric Raddage, Marie Szmichowska.
    Animation Supervisor: Philip Duncan.
    Supervising Animators: Arthur Humberstone, George Jackson.
    Assistant Animators: Malcolm Bourne, Alastair Byrt, Chris Caunter, Bobby Clennell, April Spencer, Carol Slade, Ray Kelly, Rosemary Welch, Sarah Vincent, Steve Woods.
    Title Animator: Luciana Arrighi.
  • Written By Martin Rosen.
    Based on the Original Novel By: Richard Adams.
  • Edited By Terry Rawlings.
    Assistant Editors: Les Healey, William Webb.
    Assembly Editor: Roy Piper.

Additional Crew:



  • Senior Layout Artist: Gordon Harrison.
  • Layout Artists: Peter See, Ted Pettengell.
  • Senior Background Artists: Sue Branch, Ian Henderson, Gary Sycamore.
  • Background Artists: Rodolfo Azaro, Errol Bryant, Brian Medling, Dennis Ryan, Paul Shardlow.
  • Assistant Background Artists: Richard Bell, Vanessa Clegg.
  • Trace and Paint Artists: Donna K. Baker, Peter Turner.
  • Checking Managers: Miles Foster, Steve Colwell.
  • Color Coordinator: Alma Sachs.
  • Camera Operators: Moses Agyemang, Ron Boston, Alan Buchan, Les Green, Tony Haines, Steven Hall, Julian Holdaway, Bob Minton, Christopher Morgan, Barry Osborne, David Smith, Chris Williams.
  • Song Performed By: Art Garfunkel.
  • Music Mixer: John Richards.
  • Music Editor: Brian Lintern.
  • Dubbing Mixer: Bill Rowe.
  • Sound Effects Mixer: Ray Mervin.
  • Optical Editor: Philip Campbell.
  • Production Accountants: Jo Gregory, Linda Gregory, Ron Garrett.
  • Production Secretaries: Marilyn Barham, Judy Hayward.

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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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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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