Throwback Thursday – Watership Down

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books. This meme is dedicated to shining a light on books or book-related media that aren’t just the shiny new releases. Post about anything bookish that was released five or more years ago, and link up to hop around and see what other oldies-but-goodies deserve a little more attention.

Movie: Watership Down
Written and Directed by: Martin Rosen
Based on the Novel by: Richard Adams
Released: 1978
Book summary from Goodreads: One of the most beloved novels of our time, Richard Adams’s Watership Down takes us to a world we have never truly seen: to the remarkable life that teems in the fields, forests and riverbanks far beyond our cities and towns. 

It is a powerful saga of courage, leadership and survival; an epic tale of a hardy band of adventurers forced to flee the destruction of their fragile community . . . and their trials and triumphs in the face of extraordinary adversity as they pursue a glorious dream called “home.” 

Watership Down is a remarkable tale of exile and survival, of heroism and leadership . . . the epic novel of a group of adventurers who desert their doomed city, and venture forth against all odds on a quest for a new home, a sturdier future.

I watched the movie version of Watership Down several times growing up, and I fell in love with the story of these rabbits and their journey to escape developers and find a new, safe warren. The animation is of the 2D variety that most of us grew up with, but it gets really interesting during the mythology parts. The imagery of this movie has really stuck with me throughout the years, and I recommend it if you’ve never seen it. It holds a soft spot in my heart.