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Author Topic: A Tale of a Mouse  (Read 1406 times)

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A Tale of a Mouse
« on: March 01, 2015, 09:31:04 AM »
Yes, this episode may also be a filler. But it has the story of Rowsby Woof and another great adventure on the Nuthanger Farm. Playing off Duster against Tabitha was a great and El-ahrairah worthy trick by the rabbits.

This episode simply breathes the Watership Down spirit, and that makes it so enjoyable.


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Re: A Tale of a Mouse
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2018, 04:39:37 PM »
Had an urge to watch the next episode today!  :dandelion

I actually didn't mind this episode. Granted, not too much happens, but sometimes that's nice to have, especially after all the action prior to this. It was interesting to see a new ''El-Arah'' story and in the different style. Not sure what was going on with the beginning of the episode, though; it didn't seem to have any explanation - just a few past and present clips with a rock song over the top! Was it supposed to show that time was passing? I didn't get that.

I was surprised that Primrose already has children. Things go by pretty quickly in this series! And yet it is nice to get all the new stories to give some of the characters more development, hear more El-Ahrairah stories and games such as Bobstones, which of course the film had no time to tell us about.

'It must be dreadful to be so thick.' Oooh - that's nasty, Fiver! That quote did amuse me. :P  :fiver3

Anyway, this episode gave me more positivity about the series again and I will hopefully get watching the next episode soon.  :fiver

... And now I know what this is about:  :el-ahrairah

...... And why has 'Duster' got such long whiskers?
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Re: A Tale of a Mouse
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2018, 06:43:17 PM »
Very good review Meadow Rabbit. The adventure on the farm was simple, but entertaining to watch, it's perfect for quiet rabbits from Watership Down. In the end they managed to take some vegetables. Although it is assumed that the chapter should focus a little more on the mouse hannah, but it is ok x3     :hannah
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Re: A Tale of a Mouse
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2018, 02:28:37 PM »
Oh yes, I forgot to add that! It wasn't really much of a tale of the mouse! :P
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Re: A Tale of a Mouse
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2018, 03:04:57 PM »
Speaking of which, I leave this here:   


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Re: A Tale of a Mouse
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2021, 05:40:13 PM »
Ho how I like this episode and Howbit is always a love to watch, even if he is a grumpy Hehehe

By the way, throughout the series there are ... Pretty curious things that the animators overlooked. Look here at minute 18:30
Tell me what you can notice.



Let's see if they find out XD
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Re: A Tale of a Mouse
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2021, 04:00:39 PM »
Do you mean the part where Hawkbit and Fiver switch places? :p
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Re: A Tale of a Mouse
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2021, 12:17:07 AM »
That part is just weird. I think the animators misread the directions on that part.
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Re: A Tale of a Mouse
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2021, 03:28:41 AM »
Do you mean the part where Hawkbit and Fiver switch places? :p

I have a theory that Hawkbit is so adorable, that for a moment he looked like Fiver (???????) XD JAJAJJA  :irony  :hannah4 Or was it just a mistake of the animators. Throughout the series there are also small errors, at the moment I have found 2. The other is in the first chapter right at the beginning.    :hazel
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Re: A Tale of a Mouse
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2021, 04:40:21 AM »
I have a theory that Hawkbit is so adorable, that for a moment he looked like Fiver (???????) XD JAJAJJA  :irony  :hannah4 Or was it just a mistake of the animators. Throughout the series there are also small errors, at the moment I have found 2. The other is in the first chapter right at the beginning.    :hazel

Well, that doesn't make sense as anything adorable would have looked like Hawkbit instead.  :hawkbit2

The mistake of him appearing like Fiver happens a strange amount of times throughout. Like in the Winter on Watership Down Part 2 episode, where at 9:30 Fiver is next to Bigwig, but the shot shifts to Hazel coming back to the warren and instead of Dandelion and Hawkbit being with him, it's Dandelion and Fiver instead.
"There's mist o' th' tops te hide ye.
There's bracken thick o' th' fell.
Streams where th' hoonds won't track ye.
Ye've lugs, me tod, an' smell.
There's shiny neets ye'll lowp and lark
And randy run te th' vixen's bark.
Ca' canny, else yer fer th' Dark —
Yon fettles aall yer jumpin'!"

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Re: A Tale of a Mouse
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2021, 12:22:49 AM »
Finally watched another episode today.

The main adventure in this one wasn't super-interesting. It wasn't bad or anything, but I was just like, "Oh, another visit to Nuthanger Farm." It was more interesting the first time around (in "The Raid") when they went to go free the other rabbits, but here, their reason for going wasn't as compelling.

I did enjoy the first several minutes though. My favourite parts of the episode, in fact; we get another lovely song with "The View from a Hill", and Dandelion's story of Rowsby Woof was a lot of fun, especially with its awesomely-trippy animation.

Although it is assumed that the chapter should focus a little more on the mouse hannah, but it is ok x3     :hannah
Oh yes, I forgot to add that! It wasn't really much of a tale of the mouse! :P

Lol, yeah, I noticed that too. I thought it was funny how, despite being in the title, she didn't even appear until about 10 minutes in.

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Re: A Tale of a Mouse
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2021, 12:41:17 AM »
I have a theory that Hawkbit is so adorable, that for a moment he looked like Fiver (???????) XD JAJAJJA  :irony  :hannah4 Or was it just a mistake of the animators. Throughout the series there are also small errors, at the moment I have found 2. The other is in the first chapter right at the beginning.    :hazel

Well, that doesn't make sense as anything adorable would have looked like Hawkbit instead.  :hawkbit2

The mistake of him appearing like Fiver happens a strange amount of times throughout. Like in the Winter on Watership Down Part 2 episode, where at 9:30 Fiver is next to Bigwig, but the shot shifts to Hazel coming back to the warren and instead of Dandelion and Hawkbit being with him, it's Dandelion and Fiver instead.


I have a theory that you must suffer from alterations in time and space, for that reason is that Fiver is there in those alterations. Especially because he is the mystical rabbit from the burrow ... Or they are just animation errors XD HAHAHA

And heavens. It is an episode that should be about Hannah, but in the end the protagonists are the rabbits. Hannah has more prominence when she gets lost in the woods and gets stranded in a big tree when she argues with Big wig.     :bigwig  :hannah2
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