Released in 1978, Watership Down is based on the book of the same name by Richard Adams. The film was written, produced and directed by Martin Rosen who later directed another adaptation of Adams' book - The Plague Dogs. After release, Watership Down became the sixth most popular film of 1979 at the British box office. It was one of the first animated feature films to be presented in Dolby.
The musical score was by Angela Morley and Malcolm Williamson. Art Garfunkel's hit single "Bright Eyes", which was written by songwriter Mike Batt briefly features.
Runtime: 1 hr 41 min (101 min)
Release Date: 19 October 1978 (UK)
USA release: October 1978
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