Watership Down (2018)


Miniseries
Watership Down

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Though its animation leaves something to be desired, Watership Down is a faithful adaptation that will resonate with viewers of any age.

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Critic Ratings: 23

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User Ratings: 15

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Air date: Dec 22, 2018

Concerned by his brother's troubling visions of an incoming threat to the warren, Hazel and the other rabbits search for a new home.

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Air date: Dec 22, 2018

The group tries to liberate female rabbits for another warren; Fiver has another haunting vision.

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Air date: Dec 23, 2018

In an attempt to rescue some other rabbits from Efrafa, Bigwig infiltrates a warren; loyalty amongst the female captives comes into question.

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Air date: Dec 23, 2018

Hazel and the other rabbits find a place to settle down, but General Woundwort and his crew launch an attack.

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Fiver

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Bigwig

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Clover

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Olivia Colman
Strawberry

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Daniel Kaluuya
Bluebell

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Rosamund Pike
The Black Rabbit of Inlé

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Kehaar

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El-Ahrairah

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Hawkbit

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Dewdrop

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Blackavar

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Threarah

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Captain Campion

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Dandelion

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General Woundwort

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Miles Jupp
Blackberry

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Critic Reviews for Watership Down: Miniseries

Audience Reviews for Watership Down: Miniseries

  • Dec 19, 2022
    The abysmal CGI completely distracts from the story and flattens all characters. Animal animation and fur rendering should be a breeze in the year 2018, just look at all the animated animals in His Dark Materials. Totally incomprehensible.
  • Sep 13, 2022
    This CGI re-telling of Watership Down lacks the emotional impact and resonance of the 1978 animation, which had superior voice acting, better music, more striking visuals, and a more intimidating antagonist in its version of General Woundwort. While this reimagining isn't absolutely awful, it just doesn't match what came before. This version does give some extra lore details (we get some backstory for Woundwort, for example), so this might be worth a watch if you're curious about those.
  • Apr 26, 2022
    Despite the animation being a bit outdated, Watership Down 2018 provides a good adaptation of a wonderful book, with great voice acting and a fantastic soundtrack.
  • Nov 24, 2021
    This 4-episode miniseries adapted from the classic 1972 Richard Adams novel, set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England, follows a band of rabbits on their flight from the intrusion of man through obstacles posed by predators and adversaries as they head toward the promised land and a more perfect society. It is a tale of adventure, courage and survival that might not have the best animation style, but it successfully reflects the themes of the story. However, it is a tad difficult to distinguish each of the characters and there are too many to tell them apart. The voice cast did an amazing job and the 'lapine language' created by the author is quite interesting, which makes the book even more compulsory reading.
  • Nov 02, 2021
    If you loved the book you will love this adaptation of Adam's classic novel. I read this book over 40 years ago and I reread it when my children were reading it. Watership Down is as usual on 2 planes of existence: one for youngsters and one for adults. How many could see the evil warren as Stalin or Castro? Only bicker I have is Rosamund Pike getting top billing for about 2 minutes.

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