Lent: Part 35

Watership Down (1978) – More of this, please. More serious, grown-up animation not geared specifically to children, nor even generously toward “families”. Some stories are not for small children, and there’s no reason children should have any kind of dibs on animation. A movie should not have to explain that although it’s animated, that doesn’t mean it’s for children. And there are some things that can only be done with animation. I can’t think of another way to present this story as a film that wouldn’t be monumentally stupid, so kids and families are just going to have to suck it up and see something else.

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