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Watership Down

4

Lord Of The Rings with bunny-wunnies? Not quite, but it's as close as any cartoon animal film has ever got. Art Garfunkel's whiney `Bright Eyes' aside, there's a surprisingly dark, eloquent and grown-up quest movie going on here. Yes, it's about rabbits looking for a new home, but it's also about loss, death and friendship, with an excellent voice cast - Ralph Richardson, John Hurt, Richard Briers - bringing real depth. It's let down by some occasionally wonky animation, but the substance easily makes up for the style shortcomings.

 

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