This movie brings me so many memories. I liked it as a kid (loved the book, too), and it was almost surprising that I still love "Watership Down" just as much today.
Trusting someone else's vision and undertake a journey to uncertain times is a hard thing to do, and overcoming obstacles such a thing brings, in a world of a thousand enemies, creates a thrilling adventure.
The art in this movie is beautiful, simply put. The details and animation are top notch. As an addition I must mention the story of El Ahrairah in the beginning: wonderfully told, and amazing art. The music is fitting, and the characteristics of each rabbit and other creatures are unique; Hazel is both courageous and clever, Bigwig brave and strong, Fiver is a bit disturbing at times, and Kehaar is cheer brilliance.
A story of rabbits running away from their old colony to start a new one in a perfect place - sounds like a children's story. This is not, however, for kids. There is blood, violence and cruelty in this movie. Many themes deal with death and destruction.
Simply amazing and awe-inspiring!