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The Velveteen Rabbit
The Velveteen Rabbit
Actors: Ellen Burstyn, Una Kay, Michael Sinelnikoff, Tom Skerritt, Jane Seymour
Director: Jr. Michael Landon
Genres: Kids & Family
G     2009     1hr 28min

In this brand new feature film, one of the most beloved family tales of all tiem comes to life in an enchanting combination of live - action drama and animated adventure. It's the story of a young boy named Toby who is sen...  more »


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Actors: Ellen Burstyn, Una Kay, Michael Sinelnikoff, Tom Skerritt, Jane Seymour
Director: Jr. Michael Landon
Genres: Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: Family Films, Christmas
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 10/06/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 28min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

The Velveteen Rabbit
Lynn Brantley | 04/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Velveteen Rabbit was a great DVD. This movie is for all ages. We need
more movies like this so the whole family can watch together."
Strays from the original, but it's still heartwarming and en
z hayes | TX | 09/01/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

""The Velveteen Rabbit", Margery William's 1922 story, is a classic in the annals of children's literature. I loved it as a child, and continue to adore it as a grown woman, and have since shared it with my own preschooler. Thus, when I saw this new release, I could not wait to watch it with my daughter.

Young Toby [Matthew Harbour] is sent to stay with his strict grandmother Ellen [Una Kay] when his serious father, John goes off on business to New York. Feeling abandoned and lonely, Toby explores the house and comes across the "Magic Room", which is filled with his father's old toys, including a rabbit stuffed toy. As Toby's imagination is given free rein, Rabbit comes 'alive' in a lively world of animation, and Toby together with rabbit and the other toys in the magic room run free and play in a lively dream world. The animals, i.e. Horse [Tom Skerritt], Swan [Ellen Burstyn], and Rabbit [Chandler Wakefiled] all dream of becoming real animals, and as we all know from "The Velveteen Rabbit", that can only be achieved by true love. Grandma Ellen and Toby soon bond, but his father John is still distant, and it takes a near tragedy to set things right.

A mixture of animated sequences and live-action, this movie appealed to my family. Though the original story has been adapted here, I felt that the adaptation doesn't stray too far from the original message of love overcoming all obstacles.Purists may not appreciate this adaptation, but those seeking family-friendly entertainment will love it.

The Velveteen Rabbit
S. Whitney Arnett | 04/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought the DVD for my 5 year old son. He loved it and the rest of the family did too. It is a great story. It is also one of our favorite books."
The Rabbit Review
Irene S. Slaughter | Charlestown, IN | 04/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My granddaughter was so pleased with this DVD for Easter that she now has her own "Velveteen Rabbit" that she takes on imaginary travels as in the movie. It was a perfect gift for a young child but even my 11 year old and adults love the tender story."