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PG| 1 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
When a young rabbit named Fiver (Richard Briers) has a prophetic vision that the end of his warren is near, he persuades seven other rabbits to leave with him in search of a new home. Several obstacles impede their progress, including predators, a rat-filled cemetery and a speeding river. Upon arriving at their final destination, a hill dubbed Watership Down, the rabbits find that their journey is still far from over. Realistically drawn, this British animated film carries an emotional weight.

Cast: John Hurt , Richard Briers , Michael Graham-Cox , John Bennett , Roy Kinnear , Richard O'Callaghan , Simon Cadell , Terence Rigby

Director: Martin Rosen

Genres: Fantasy, Animated

Watership Down (1978)

Release Date: January 1st, 1978|1 hr. 32 min.

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  • April 01, 2014 dbatman11
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    Story more than makes up for any animation flaws. Watership Down is at the top of my list of movies to show someone who has never seen a movie.

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