Unlike Disney’s “Bambi” and the works of Don Bluth, “Watership Down” does not attempt to soften the brutal side of nature, making humanity less contemptuous of other living creatures. (“Men always hate us,” said one rabbit at a time. “No – they just kill the warren because we get in their way,” another replied.) Realistic in the count. their abilities, with clearly inhuman facial expressions and forms. At certain points, however, Rosen and his animators abandoned realism in favor of abstraction, allowing them to portray the horrors of rabbits being killed. by predators or buried alive in their burrows in a way that is distressing and sad without being too graphic.
Another thing that sets “Watership Down” apart from similar animated films is that it doesn’t fully anthropomorphize its heroes. In the pleasantly stylized opening, the creation myth of the imaginary rabbits is told through moving hieroglyphs, but it never clearly resembles any religion or god. any human voice. For that matter, rabbits or any other creature don’t see the world the way a person does as far as their understanding of logic, gender, or even the laws of physics is concerned. Instead, “Watership Down” is probably closer than any other movie to an accurate picture of what it would be like to actually exist as an animal in our confusing reality.
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