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Re: Completely Normal and Appropriate Easter Sunday Programming
In my opinion it's the parents responsibility to monitor what their children watch, but putting Watership Down on Easter Sunday must be some kind of massive troll by someone at Channel 5.

 
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tbf, I also recall versions of watership down which were a lot friendlier.
I'm chalking this one down to ill-remembered youth.

 
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Embleer Frith!  That's just mean! :lol:
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Re: Completely Normal and Appropriate Easter Sunday Programming
The overriding message of it is that life is an unending chain of suffering then you die senselessly. I could see 'less horrifying' but I cannot imagine 'a lot friendlier' without it 4Kids Entertainment getting involved.
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Since I wasn't familiar with the work I had to do some research and wow.   The Secret of NIMH was pretty damn scary at times but this film is nightmare fuel.
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yeah, you should also checkout Plague Dogs if you are looking to spend a day or two curled up in a dark room contemplating the utter hopeless meaninglessness of existence.
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Re: Completely Normal and Appropriate Easter Sunday Programming
I see nothing wrong with airing it; I see plenty wrong with parents not screening what their kids are watching.  Watership Down is an amazing classic, but it certainly is NOT for little kids (no way I'd let mine watch it now, ages 4 and 2).
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I don't have a problem with them airing it, but maaaayyyybe they could have picked a slightly-better date to do so.

 

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But guys!  The bunnies!  It's a perfect time for that!

 

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tbf, I also recall versions of watership down which were a lot friendlier.
I'm chalking this one down to ill-remembered youth.

Unless you're misremembering the animated Redwall, I'm not sure what this could be.
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Re: Completely Normal and Appropriate Easter Sunday Programming
Kids of today need a little toughening up if they can't take Watership Down. So does any parent who thought it appropriate for very young children.
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Re: Completely Normal and Appropriate Easter Sunday Programming
I have a sudden and very strong urge to watch Watership Down now. No, I've never seen it, but heard much of it.

 

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I've never heard of this movie (or show/whatever).  Is that weird? 


tbf, I also recall versions of watership down which were a lot friendlier.
I'm chalking this one down to ill-remembered youth.

Unless you're misremembering the animated Redwall, I'm not sure what this could be.

What?  There's an animated Redwall?  How did I not know about that?  I must has!
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What?  There's an animated Redwall?  How did I not know about that?  I must has!

Nelvana made three series worth of it, it played on PBS Kids in the States and Teletoon for our Canadian friends. The first was based on Redwall, the second Mattimeo, and the third Martin the Warrior. I've never seen it either, though I'm pretty curious; I maintained a collection of the books up to Triss.
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Re: Completely Normal and Appropriate Easter Sunday Programming
I've never heard of this movie (or show/whatever).  Is that weird? 

When rabbits fight they're pretty violent, the film simply didn't bother softening the cruel edges just cause it's a film about bunnies. It's a pretty good story, well worth watching. Hell, it won a Hugo award! But if you're expecting a Disney style anthropomorphisation, you're going to be quite horrified by the film. 
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Oh yeah, this is the film about animated bunnies not being cute fluffy Disney-fied monstrosities.

Eh, think I was more terrified by Ren and Stimpy than Watership Down.
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Re: Completely Normal and Appropriate Easter Sunday Programming
It's a good English Christian parable; of course it contains heaps of blood and death.
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Watership down? How could they show that bloodthirsty piece on Easter! Really ....

Shoulda shown something properly Easter and Christian like uh ... The Passion of the Christ maybe?

 

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Hell, I read the book in my last year of Primary School, I was less traumatised by the film because I knew the story already!
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