Watership Down
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The Watership Down title card. From left to right: Pipkin, Bigwig, Hazel, Blackberry, and Fiver.
Genre Fantasy
Children's television
Created by Richard Adams (book)
Written by Mary Crawford
Alan Templeton
Directed by Troy Sullivan
Composer(s) Mike Batt
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 39
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) Alltime Entertainment
Helix Animation
Decode Entertainment
YTV Originals
Original network CITV,
Original release September 28, 1999 – December 4, 2001

Watership Down is a British-Canadian animated fantasy children's television series, adapted from the novel Watership Down by Richard Adams. It was a co-production of Alltime Entertainment of the United Kingdom and Decode Entertainment of Canada, and produced by Martin Rosen, the director of the 1978 feature film adaptation.

The show aired for 39 episodes in three series from 1999 to 2001, on both YTV in Canada and CITV in the UK, though the latter did not broadcast the third season. It starred several well-known British actors, including Stephen Fry, Rik Mayall, Phil Jupitus, Jane Horrocks, Dawn French, John Hurt, and Richard Briers, among others. Hurt and Briers also starred in the film. Stephen Gately sang a new arrangement of Art Garfunkel's "Bright Eyes", which had been included in the 1978 film, while Mike Batt (who wrote "Bright Eyes") and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra contributed a completely new score. In 2003, composer Eric Robertson as well as David Greene and Mike Batt were nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Original Music Score for a Dramatic Series for their work on the show.

Some episodes from the adaptation were released on VHS and later, DVD. In October 2005, a Region 2 DVD box set of all three seasons was released in the UK.


  1. Watership Down (1999)/Aladdin
  2. Watership Down (1999)/The Little Mermaid
  3. Watership Down (1999)/Snow White
  4. Watership Down (1999)/Pinocchio
  5. Watership Down (1999)/Sleeping Beauty
  6. Watership Down (1999)/The Pagemaster
  7. Watership Down (1999)/The Fox and the Hound
  8. Watership Down (1999)/Balto (1995)
  9. Watership Down (1999)/The Rescuers
  10. Watership Down (1999)/Fantasia
  11. Watership Down (1999)/Dinosaur
  12. Watership Down (1999)/The Land Before Time
  13. Watership Down (1999)/The Amazing World of Gumball
  14. Watership Down (1999)/SpongeBob SquarePants
  15. Watership Down (1999)/How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
  16. Watership Down (1999)/T.U.F.F. Puppy
  17. Watership Down (1999)/Star Wars
  18. Watership Down (1999)/Back to the Future
  19. Watership Down (1999)/The Wizard of Oz
  20. Watership Down (1999)/Indiana Jones
  21. Watership Down (1999)/Tangled
  22. Watership Down (1999)/The Flight of Dragons
  23. Watership Down (1999)/The Last Unicorn
  24. Watership Down (1999)/Banjo the Woodpile Cat
  25. Watership Down (1999)/Freddie as F.R.O.7.
  26. Watership Down (1999)/Pocahontas
  27. Watership Down (1999)/Dinofroz
  28. Watership Down (1999)/Friends
  29. Watership Down (1999)/Scrubs
  30. Watership Down (1999)/The Office

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