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Get To Know Your Rabbit Movies
Posted April 02, 2010 to photo album "Get To Know Your Rabbit Movies"
As a special Easter article, FilmInFocus puts together a list of the best and weirdest films involving our floppy-eared friends.
Slide 6: Watership Down (1978)
This animated adaptation of Richard Adams’ fantasy novel about a group of rabbits look for a new warren diverged from the usual trend of child-friendly cartoons. British writer-director Martin Rosen’s movie did not shy away from showing violence against the film’s protagonists, who are killed by hawks, chased by dogs, etc. Indeed, even Watership Down poster shows, in silhouette, a rabbit caught in a snare, an image which was depicted much more graphically in the movie itself. Despite its violence – and no doubt aided by the success of its theme song, Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel – Watership Down became one of the biggest UK box office hits of the late 1970s.