Thursday, September 8, 2011

Some of My Favorite Movies with Rabbits in them!

Hello there,

I thought that I would like to share about some of my favorite movies featuring rabbits. There are some I would like to see for future posts.

One of my favorites is “Miss. Potter”, which is about Beatrix Potter, who wrote the infamous Peter Cottontail books for children. Renee Zellwegger does a great job playing Miss Potter. The acting is done well. It starts from when Beatrix Potter was a little girl, who even had a pet rabbit in her house, in the movie. She would draw pictures of this rabbit and many other creatures. There are some great little pieces of animation which demonstrate young Beatrix Potter's vibrant imagination.

The movie goes on to explore Miss Potter's passion for writng and animals, as well as her struggles as a female writer trying to get published in the 19th century in England. There is also some romance and triumph in this tale told, which is loosely based on her life. She became a staunch conservationist and protector of animal rights in the day. I didn't see it in the theater because at the time it only had a limited release, due to some idiot's decision thinking it wasn't going to make some money. This movie is a nice charming escape and I own it on DVD just so I can watch it whenever and as many times as I want. Here are a couple of links:     and the movie trailer

Another one, which you might not expect is “Amazing Grace”. This movie focuses on the British struggle to legislate anti-slavery laws, which is run by the man, John Wilburforce, who wrote the hymn for which the movie is named. His character's struggles and personality are quite interesting and inspirational. One thing that he did have was a fondness for animals, and like Beatrix Potter, he was a supporter of animal rights. He had several animals at his home, including one or two rabbits that lived in the house with him. The movie, in itself, is based on the true story and real people! An excellent high-caliber movie to watch! I also own this on DVD. Here are some links: 

I'll share one more for today, and save more for another post. Having just realized that this one, as well as the other two, takes place in England also! It is Wallace & Gromit: Curse Of The Were-Rabbit. It is a Claymation animation done in England based on two popular characters named Wallace and Gromit. The claymation is amazing and painstakingly done. Even in the age of CGI (Computer Graphic Imaging), this was done all by hand. The movie came out in 2005 and the work on the claymation began before 9/11 hit in 2001! The humor is entertaining for children and adults, without anything being offensive. I don't want to give any spoilers, the story will speak for itself. It is not a frightening story and is also very animal friendly. Also, have this one on DVD. Here are some links:

Some movies I will talk about in future posts are: Harvey (the Harry Andersen version), The Night of the Lepus, Watership Down, (not sure if I'm forgetting any at the moment-I think I am).

I would like to see Hop!, Donnie Darko, Harvey (the Jimmy Stewart version) still and comment on them.

If you have any suggestions for movies for me to see or review, I would be very open to hearing from you in the comments section. Also, any comments you have about these movies or thoughts I would love to hear from you also!

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See you soon!
Mary Ellen


  1. Your site is lovely! Thank you for posting!

    Watership down makes me cry so hard I can't sleep for days, but it is one of my favorites. ... I didn't care for Donnie Darko at all...

  2. Hi Mary Ellen! What a delightful little blog!! There is something so relaxing about bunnies :))) I wanted to also sat that 'Water-ship Down' has got to be one of my all time favorite books! And I also have the movie 'Harvey' with James Stewart...excellent! :)

  3. @SixBunnies, I agree about Watership Down,it just makes me cry so hard! The song "Bright Eyes" in this scene: . It just turns me into a sobbing mush.
    I have been more hesitant on the Donnie Darko myself. I will watch it at least once.

    @MaryL Thanks! I couldn't agree more about bunnies. They are my addiction. They always draw people in and people are always so amazed by them! They say fish in an aquarium are relaxing, but bunnies you can usually actually touch and pet at the least!
    The Watership Down book is great. The research on it was done on another book which I believe was called "The Secret Life of Rabbits", one that researched and explained a lot of their behavior. I like the lessons about taking care of our environment as well as how the things we do can affect others, even indirectly.
    I need to put the Jimmy Stewart "Harvey" at the top of my Netflix queue!

    Thank you both for your comments! I really appreciate your feedback! It is always welcome!
    Mary Ellen

  4. Delores says: Oooh, the were-rabbit movie, fond memories! I did some consulting on the eating habits of were-rabbits for that one, such fun! We were just like one big family on set you know... Wallace is such a charmer...!

    Loving Tribble's style by the way, he can carry off a cardboard tube like a pro!

  5. AWW - I am following you back and I had 2 Netherland Dwarf Bunnies for about 8 years. So cute!!!!