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Offline Magic-Rabbit

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« on: January 12, 2018, 04:49:12 PM »
In Season 3 that was supposed to be an episode called "Dandelion's Big Story " which would have been episode 4 of Season 3.

Instead switching it with the episode entitled Bigwig's Way which is jarring to go from Season 3 animation and voice cast down to the Season 1/2 animation an voice cast

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According to the official Watership Down TV series website (which is now closed) Season 2 was supposed to have had an episode produced called Dandelion's Big Story, in which he would tell a story to the younger rabbits, with the roles of El-ahrairah, Prince Rainbow, etc. played by the Watership Down rabbits, while Hazel and Bigwig went to Nuthanger Farm on a raid. However, the episode was never produced and was instead replaced by Bigwig's Way. Even so, the episode title and synopsis managed to find its way on to the 14-disc Region 2 DVD set by Entertainment Rights and Universal, where it replaced Bigwig's Way. The episode itself was oddly placed, on a disc with the episodes that preceded Season 3.
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 01:16:08 AM »
I'm rather disappointed this episode wasn't produced.  While, from its description, it sounds like a filler, it does seem more interesting than a few episodes that were actually produced, like The Invasion or The Great Water.

I don't know if any storyboards, or maybe partial animation, from this episode exist?  It would be nice if it were leaked on the Internet.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 02:03:19 AM »
I doubt a storyboard for this one exists (much less animation). Some studios post the basic ideas for some future plots but only pick a handful of them to actually produce and this seems to fill the bill.
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 05:20:42 PM »
I also think, "Dandelion's Big Story" was never produced.

In "Bigwig's Way", they did not go back to Season 1/2 animation an voice cast. This episode was produces for the second season. Just the placement on the DVD-set was on the wrong position (mistake during DVD-production).


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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 07:11:11 PM »
It's just that that it is annoying though.

Because you can't just watch them sequentially, having to go to the season 3 part of the box set to disc 10 to watch it then back to the season 1 part to disc 8 to match it up.

All because of a bad placement on the DVD box set.


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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 03:55:29 PM »
I think the same, I would have loved to see a well-developed history of the famous stories of El-Alhaira. Besides, Dandelion is very nice to tell stories.     :dandelion
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2018, 10:38:16 PM »
Just realised that it would of been in Season 2 meaning that Phill Jupitus would have still been the voice for Dandelion in 2000.
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 03:21:41 PM »
I never knew about that, this is really cool. ^^ Think of the potential that episode would have had for the show, too bad it was never produced.
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 09:07:56 PM »
It was the magical storytime episode that never was.
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