More About Watership Down
In this animated adaptation of Richard Adams's classic novel, a family of rabbits face danger as they search for a new home and personal freedom.
Main Cast & Crew
Martin Rosen - Director
John Hurt (voice)
Zero Mostel (voice)
Ralph Richardson (voice)
An animated adaptation of Richard Adams' best-selling book about a group of rabbits desperately searching for a new home after the demolition of their warren. The bunnies endure a danger-filled journey in which they contend with hunters, vicious dogs, and even other rabbits who are out to stop them. As the heroes travel, they are befriended by a wisecracking seagull named Kehaar. Will Hazel and the other rabbits find a place to call home, where they can live in peace?
A Nepenthe production. Released theatrically in New York City November, 1978. Additional voices: Michael Graham-Cox (Bigwig); Richard O'Callaghan (Dandelion); Terrence Rigby (Silver); Mary Maddox (Clover); Hannah Gordon (Hyzenthlay); Lyn Farleigh (Cat); and Clifton Jones (Blackavar). Filmmaker Martin Rosen was an American literary agent prior to becoming a director.
"...It's got an overall positive theme with inspirational and ecological overtones to go with the suspense and excitement..." - 10/18/1978 Variety
"...A little-known great..." - 12/01/2003 Total Film, p.132