First broadcast in 1999 in the British Empire, Watership Down the animated series quickly established itself as the only cartoon series based on the novel Watership Down. After three seasons of being ignored by the viewing public it was cancelled and shown in syndication for awhile in Eastern European nations.
It was sometime after the show was created that I first viewed it on the Canadian channel which my cable service picks up because I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and most of America assumes we are actually Canadians. Having read the novel years earlier, I found the series to be a charming interpretation. I watched a few episodes, before it was pulled from the schedule to make more room for Dr. Who reruns.
Years later I reread the book and absolutely fell in love with it. It became my favorite book ever and inspired me to look into the cartoon again. I found episodes online and soon got hooked. After finishing the fourteen episodes online I became desperate for my fix. After a night of drinking I bought the series off of the British version of Amazon.com. After a lot of fandangling to get the DVDs to work on my computer (stupid region locks) I was able to watch the show again.
So what exactly is Watership Down the animated series? I would say it’s a fairly good cartoon series with an overall plot that’s well written and a lot of stupidity in the details. There’s nothing wrong with that though, I find myself enjoying a cartoon more if I can laugh at it as well as enjoy it on a semi-serious level. This is why I decided to review Watership Down the series, so that I could enjoy the episodes while sharing all my observations and thoughts with you. When I started out I decided I would review all the episodes no matter how many people hated them. The fact that I’ve gotten positive feedback is just icing on the cake.
So to make things more convenient Billie is organizing all the Watership Down episodes into an easy to click collection. You keep reading them and I’ll keep writing them. That arrangement seems to work so I think I’ll stick to it