Watership Down [VHS] 
Animated feature of Richard Adams' best-selling novel. When rabbit Fiver (voiced by Richard Briers) has a premonition of his warren being destroyed by man, he persuades his brother Hazel (John Hurt) and a few other friends to flee in search of safety. They have many adventures along the way, until they encounter a vicious race of rabbits who are determined to prove their supremacy.
Much like Richard Adams' wonderful novel this animated tale of wandering rabbits is not meant for small children. It is, however, rich storytelling, populated with very real individuals inhabiting a very real world. The animation is problematic, sometimes appearing out of proportion or just below par; but it seems to stem from an attempt at realism, something distinguishing the film's characters from previous, cutesy, animated animals.
A band of rabbits illegally leave their warren after a prophecy of doom from a runt named Fiver (voiced by Richard Briers). In search of a place safe from humans and predators, they face all kinds of dangers, including a warren that has made a sick bargain with humankind, and a warren that is basically a fascist state. Allegories aside, Down is engaging and satisfying, and pulls off the same amazing trick that the novel did--you'll forget that this is a story about rabbits. --Keith Simanton, Amazon.com
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