The Velveteen Rabbit (2009)
Average Rating: 6.3/10
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Live-action filmmaking mixes with imaginative animation in director Michael Landon Jr.'s feature adaptation of author Margery Williams' beloved children's book. An energetic child with a vivid imagination, Toby Morgan (Matthew Harbour) lives with his father (Kevin Jubinville), a successful businessman who seemed to shut down emotionally following the death of Toby's mother. When Toby is sent to spend the Christmas holidays with his loving but stern grandmother (Una Kay), he wanders through the
Feb 27, 2009 Wide
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A low-key charmer that's bound to enchant small children and amuse their parents during many hours of repeat viewings.
A family drama, based on the popular children's book, about how loving makes us real.
The live-action cast may be unknowns, but they're effective enough; the 2-D (drawn and digital) animation is winning; and the story will engross any 8-and-younger with the patience to watch it.
While it isn't exactly a classic, it expresses the power of hope in the imaginary world and the importance of communicating our love for one another in the real world.
These days, even employing the traditional, 2-D cel style of animation seems like a quaint notion.
Audience Reviews for The Velveteen Rabbit
- Toby Morgan: You were right Rabbit, love does make us real.
- Toby's Father: I can't go through that again
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