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« on: March 29, 2016, 08:00:00 PM »
I heard watership down was aired on on channel 5 on Easter Sunday this year. There's an articular on how people complained on how this movie was not appropriate to show on tv. When I heard this I was thinking on how I wished I would have watched it even though I have the dvd.
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/watership-down-parents-left-horrified-as-1978-animated-film-traumatises-children-on-easter-sunday-a6956061.html

There was also a girl in my class that she watched it over the weekend since she knows I like the movie. She said it was good but very sad.
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2016, 10:16:16 PM »
People like to complain about everything these days by the looks of things :woundwort

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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016, 03:06:26 AM »
I make it an Easter tradition to watch the movie every year. It's lots of fun. And yes, I did watch it Sunday. My family thinks I'm crazy for it, but they just don't understand how good WSD is :p

I have never seen it aired on television, so it's interesting that it was. I always assumed they'd never want to risk scaring children as you pointed out. It isn't the brightest rabbit movie that one would normally associate with Easter.
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2016, 01:26:03 AM »
That's rather interesting. I've never seen the film myself, so my viewpoint here isn't very accurate...but to me this seems like another instance of people getting easily offended. It happened with the plain red Starbucks cups, it happened with the Halloween incident at Yale, and it's probably going to keep happening.

Like I said, I never saw the film. Maybe it really is "bloody and horrifying".

Hey, at least it gave Watership Down some publicity! :D
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2016, 01:26:20 AM »
My apologies - accidental double post
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2016, 05:01:21 AM »
Quote from: Bright Side on Mar 31 2016, 09:26:20 PM
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2016, 12:51:53 PM »
It is very exaggerated as in "The Secret of NIMH". If you do not want children to see, you just have to turn off the television, it's all they have to do. It is for this reason that movies and TV today are of the worst quality. 90%.
   The mentality has changed a lot.  
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2016, 01:18:12 AM »
Quote from: Bright Side on Mar 31 2016, 09:26:03 PM
That's rather interesting. I've never seen the film myself, so my viewpoint here isn't very accurate...but to me this seems like another instance of people getting easily offended. It happened with the plain red Starbucks cups, it happened with the Halloween incident at Yale, and it's probably going to keep happening.

Like I said, I never saw the film. Maybe it really is "bloody and horrifying".

Hey, at least it gave Watership Down some publicity! :D
WHAT!! never seen the film you have to watch it right now. I started out watching the film when I became into watership down. it amazed me
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2016, 01:20:27 AM »
Quote from: Acacia Heartstrings on Apr 1 2016, 08:51:53 AM
It is very exaggerated as in "The Secret of NIMH". If you do not want children to see, you just have to turn off the television, it's all they have to do. It is for this reason that movies and TV today are of the worst quality. 90%.
   The mentality has changed a lot.  
I would let children watch secret of NIHM. I don't think there was anything that surprised me think kids can't watch this.
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2016, 01:23:51 AM »
Quote from: Naylte on Mar 29 2016, 11:06:26 PM
I make it an Easter tradition to watch the movie every year. It's lots of fun. And yes, I did watch it Sunday. My family thinks I'm crazy for it, but they just don't understand how good WSD is :p

I have never seen it aired on television, so it's interesting that it was. I always assumed they'd never want to risk scaring children as you pointed out. It isn't the brightest rabbit movie that one would normally associate with Easter.
Reminds me of my family, they don't know why I like sad animal films, since i showed them both watership down and the plague dogs. I don't know but something about animated drams about talking animals gets me excited.
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2016, 01:24:39 AM »
Quote from: Naylte on Mar 29 2016, 11:06:26 PM
I make it an Easter tradition to watch the movie every year. It's lots of fun. And yes, I did watch it Sunday. My family thinks I'm crazy for it, but they just don't understand how good WSD is :p

I have never seen it aired on television, so it's interesting that it was. I always assumed they'd never want to risk scaring children as you pointed out. It isn't the brightest rabbit movie that one would normally associate with Easter.
Reminds me of my family, they don't know why I like sad animal films, since i showed them both watership down and the plague dogs. I don't know but something about animated drams about talking animals gets me excited.
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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2016, 10:22:24 AM »
I was saddened by so many people complaining! I understand why, but it was on TV when I was little, and it was fine! I think nowadays people are TOO worried, and as someone who works with children, they are stronger than we think. :D

I'm sure many of them will come to appreciate the tale like we do now. :)
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2016, 03:09:17 AM »
Quote from: Hazel on Apr 2 2016, 06:22:24 AM
I was saddened by so many people complaining! I understand why, but it was on TV when I was little, and it was fine! I think nowadays people are TOO worried, and as someone who works with children, they are stronger than we think. :D

I'm sure many of them will come to appreciate the tale like we do now. :)
Funny thing is that my dad said he saw the movie in the theaters when he was in college with some friends. He thought the movie was going to be about a ship or something like that but it turned out to be about rabbits.
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2016, 01:36:58 PM »
Those parents seem silly! And overprotective. Honestly, I've never seen the movie - And read the book only once - but this is a bit too much. What, do they think nature is all fluffy song birds and squirrels? Oh no, you've got the bears and the lions and tigers too! GET INTO NATURE YOU IDIOTIC PEOPLE.


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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2016, 06:03:25 PM »
Quote from: CockatielPony on Apr 2 2016, 11:09:17 PM
Quote from: Hazel on Apr 2 2016, 06:22:24 AM
I was saddened by so many people complaining! I understand why, but it was on TV when I was little, and it was fine! I think nowadays people are TOO worried, and as someone who works with children, they are stronger than we think. :D

I'm sure many of them will come to appreciate the tale like we do now. :)
Funny thing is that my dad said he saw the movie in the theaters when he was in college with some friends. He thought the movie was going to be about a ship or something like that but it turned out to be about rabbits.
Oh gosh :lol It does seem like it would be!

And same here, Crackers, same here...
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