Watership Down

director Martin Rosen, John Hubley

Puppet Theatre
year: 1978
country: United Kingdom

Watership Down is an animated adventure-drama film based on the eponymous novel by Richard Adams. Although a story about animals, it’s a film aimed at mature audiences. Death – violent, disturbing – is ever present, portrayed in an uncompromisingly frank way for a cartoon. The story starts by depicting harmonious life in the animal realm. But when the number of rabbits starts to uncontrollably multiply and their appetite leads to a food shortage, other creatures step in…