Watership Down miniseries

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  1. cosmic mouse

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    I wasn’t aware of this, or the 90s series, though I did read Tales from Watership Down.

    Loved the original movie, and The Animals of Farthing Wood, which I see as being connected somehow, but probably isn’t.
     
  3. Forbin

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    What channel (or PPV or streaming service or carrier pigeon) will this be shown on?
     
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    I've been waiting for this mini-series for a couple of years now. It's got a killer cast and sounds like it'll be an even more loyal production of the beloved novel than the 1978 film. For some reason, I thought it was suppose to come out late last year (probably because of unsourced claim on Wikipedia), so I'm feeling a little frustrated that we still don't have a release date.

    BBC and Netflix.
     
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    Excellent.
     
  6. cosmic mouse

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    I had to look up the Farthing Wood show since it's familiar, but I don't think I've seen it. I may try to track it down at some point. As a child one of my favorite books also had a similar theme: Farewell to Shady Glade. I must have checked that book out of the library a billion times, along with all of the other Peet books.
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    The novel of Watership Down deals with some deep and dark themes considering that it's about bunnies - degredation of the natural environment, death, and totalitarian regimes. The novel was apparently "sexist" as warrens are apparently matriarchal rather than patriarchal in nature - it being the does rather than bucks that set them up and control them.
     
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    My deranged brain suddenly started playing Catshit One when I saw the CGI bunnies. :biggrin:
     
  10. The Nth Doctor

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    That article doesn't mention it but Peter Capaldi has also joined the cast (but Variety didn't mention the role), making this the second time he's voiced a rabbit this year. :D

    Edit: Strike that. Deadline confirms he's voicing Kehaar, the only non-rabbit character. :lol: