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The Velveteen Rabbit (2009)

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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

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Mar 29, 2005

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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.

February 27, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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A family drama, based on the popular children's book, about how loving makes us real.

March 19, 2009 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Family film lacks frills but has sweet message for kids.

February 27, 2009 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

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.

February 27, 2009 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

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.

February 27, 2009 Full Review Source: Christianity Today
Christianity Today

These days, even employing the traditional, 2-D cel style of animation seems like a quaint notion.

February 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Rabbit has a full, gushing heart it wants to share with the audience, and released in the wake of a thousand obnoxious fart-happy distractions, its inherent gentleness and ability to remain inspired by kindness is wholeheartedly welcome.

February 25, 2009 Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com
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Audience Reviews for The Velveteen Rabbit

When I saw this movie, it had been years since I glanced at the kid's book the Velveteen Rabbit, and compared to my great memory of the book, I found the movie a little disappointing. But the movie is cute - and for the kids everyone lives happily everafter.
May 22, 2012
Redlats

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Cute movie with animated characters. Toby is sent by his dad to stay with his strict grandmother. He finds friends in the magic attic when toy come to life in his imagination.
March 17, 2012
thmtsang
T Tsang

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This movie I think had the absolute WORST line in movie history: "Greater love hath no toy than he than laid down his life for a child." I feel so bad for Tom Skerritt who had to say this line with a straight face. I cracked up hysterically and had to pause the movie to get my giggles out.

Despite being SO CORNY at times, this movie was actually quite touching and well-done.
February 1, 2011
crazydannielle16

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Nice story for kids and family.
June 16, 2010
John2223
John Me

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    1. Toby Morgan: You were right Rabbit, love does make us real.
    – Submitted by Carly W (2 years ago)
    1. Toby's Father: I can't go through that again
    – Submitted by S B (3 years ago)
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