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    New Watership Down miniseries!

    So I'm very excited and skeptical about this right now. But the BBC and Netflix have announced that they'll be making a four part miniseries based on the novel that will be about four hours long. The cast list includes some pretty big name British actors which is promising, and hopefully four hours allows for plenty of story content. It's being made by an independent company which to me is also quite promising and has a budget of $20 million. I am so excited right now. No sleep for me tonight

    Here's a couple of articles: http://www.theguardian.com/media/201...own-production
    http://www.avclub.com/article/netfli...ership--235948
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    This is actually exciting I seem to remember hearing something about BBC making this a few years ago, but then the reporting was mainly about "OoOOoh pretty CG bunnies~" if I recall correctly. But I look forward to seeing it now, from the articles it sure sounds promising

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    Hmm I should really get around to watch the original one of these days. Then I'll get on board the hype train

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leorgathar View Post
    Hmm I should really get around to watch the original one of these days. Then I'll get on board the hype train
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    I saw that earlier this week and immediately thought of you, Azzy. I don't know why I didn't tag you in it to be honest.

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    How dare you!

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    Bumping this, because there's finally some new pictures and full cast list!

    http://www.animationmagazine.net/tv/...down-revealed/

    I have somewhat mixed feelings about this...
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    I have such low tolerance of cheap 3D animation nowadays that I’m just gonna say outright that it looks dumb Shame, I had expected a better look. I like how they’ve emulated the original film designs, but the anatomies look really wonky xP Still watching it though, regardless.

    Peter Capaldi as Kehaar as well!

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    I'll leave this here.

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    I really should see the original (I know right? *gasp*) It looks interesting, but it never looked like something I would watch.

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    Standing by my previous statement... Still will watch, despite animation cringe xP

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathalie View Post
    I really should see the original (I know right? *gasp*) It looks interesting, but it never looked like something I would watch.
    I felt the same for years. I only watched it 4 or 5 years ago for the first time and I really enjoyed it. I've rewatched it a few times, as the story and lore is just so enchanting. The book is really good too!

    Now as for this new series...The voice cast seems amazing. It's such a shame the animation looks so bad in contrast. It looks like an old video game...

    Will watch it too, or maybe mostly listen.
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