When a young rabbit named Fiver (Richard Briers) has a prophetic vision that the end of his warren is near, he persuades seven other rabbits to leave with him in search of a new home. Several obstacles impede their progress, including predators, a rat-filled cemetery and a speeding river. Upon arriving at their final destination, a hill dubbed Watership Down, the rabbits find that their journey is still far from over. Realistically drawn, this British animated film carries an emotional weight.
Director: Martin Rosen
Cast: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Michael Graham-Cox, John Bennett, Roy Kinnear, Richard O'Callaghan, Simon Cadell, Terence Rigby, Harry Andrews, Zero Mostel, Mary Maddox, Hannah Gordon, Ralph Richardson, Denholm Elliott and Lynn Farleigh