Watership Down

Movie • 1978 • Adventure  

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When the warren belonging to a community of rabbits is threatened, a brave group led by Fiver, Bigwig, Blackberry and Hazel leave their homeland in a search of a safe new haven.
This movie contains 42 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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AnnaMcDermott
A dog attacked though does not die.
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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bricker
Woundwart gets his officers to trail and spy on other rabbits
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AnnaMcDermott
There is strong violent bloody fighting where rabbits get attacked sometimes killed by the other rabbits.

The rabbits fight and General Woundwort gets bit by a dog.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Moominland
Many rabbits die
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Are animals abused?
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GhostDog
Graphic depiction of rabbits dying from poisoning when farmers block all the exits to their burrows and pump it full of poison gas. A rabbit is also killed in a wire neck snare.
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QuintusHazard
There is no fight scene between the dog and Woundwort. The dog kills several Efrafan rabbits, but the furthest it goes on-screen between the dog and Woundwort is the two of them leaping at each other in slow motion and the scene ending.
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spirochaete
Numerous dead rabbits and one dead hedgehog.
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Is an animal sad?
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RockyFennek
The rabbits pray sadly for Bigwig after he is strangled in a snare, but he soon reveals he had only passed out.
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Pantalones
Though this is animated, the many rabbit deaths still come across as extremely graphic and disturbing. Rabbits are poisoned en masse in their warren. Another rabbit is strangled by a snare. Rabbits also fight each other and there is a dog attack.
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Does a cat die?
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CaitlinSnowLeopard
A cat is briefly seen attempting to eat Hazel, but the cat is never harmed in any way.
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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AnnaMcDermott
There are no dragons in the film.
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Are there spiders?
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Rubies3
I personally don’t recall spiders specifically but I’m assuming this comes up when the bird is eating bugs. It’s not creepy or scary at all.
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Rubies3
A bird eats bugs fairly often. They aren’t shown in that much detail and it’s not a focus.
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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AnnaMcDermott
There was fighting and killing.
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Rubies3
Yes, the snare catches a rabbit’s neck, damaging him internally and restricting his breath, nearly killing him. He chokes for a significant amount of time.
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Bodily Harm
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bricker
several animals get into fights and scratch each other up with their claws and teeth
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Are any hands damaged?
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Are there dislocations?
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QuintusHazard
Woundwort kills Blackavar by tearing out his throat. Before this, he threatened to 'tear out every throat in [Watership Down]', but Blackavar is the only victim of this threat. This death is exclusive to the movie - Blackavar is not killed in the book.
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QuintusHazard
Bigwig gets trapped in a snare, which loops around his neck and makes it difficult for him to breathe, to the point of him passing out briefly.
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Many of the rabbits bite each other, but that's all.
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Rubies3
It’s not completely clear but there is an implied case of “crowd crush.” The ultimate cause of death for most was poison gas, but when the bodies build up trying to escape, many likely die being crushed in the mob.
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Is someone choked?
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A rabbit is caught in a wire snare around the throat. He doesn't die, but there is blood.
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Is someone burned alive?
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obligateAnthrovore
A warren has its entrances filled in and is pumped full of poison gas. The scene is very graphic and disturbing. Later, a rabbit is covered in a thin layer of dirt to hide him. He can move and breathe fine.
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Is there body horror?
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AnnaMcDermott
General Woundwort attacks and kills Blackavar.

Bigwig and General Woundwort have a fight.
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Is there amputation?
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Anonymous
Yes during the tunnel escape scene
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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stikimiki
Bigwig gets strangled in a snare by the neck, but he gets free.
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Anonymous
Many rabbits are shown very graphically suffocating to death onscreen.
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Are any teeth damaged?
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QuintusHazard
Bigwig falls unconscious briefly after he is freed from the snare, and the other rabbits think he has died. He regains consciousness shortly after.
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Does someone break a bone?
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AtarahDerekh
Fiver's visions are often accompanied by convulsing.
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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AtarahDerekh
A rabbit named Blackavar is beaten and has his ears shredded for trying to leave his warren. He is then paraded in front of his peers as an example.
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AnnaMcDermott
There are no stairs in the movie.
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AnnaMcDermott
Hazel and Blackavar pass away.

Hazel died from old age and Blackavar was killed by the chief rabbit.
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stikimiki
Rabbits wound each others' eyes, although it is not a close up and only shown for a second.
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Is someone stabbed?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
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Rubies3
A rabbit goes to antagonize a dog in the end to save his warren. He does not die in this instance but he expects to die and has made peace with it beforehand.
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spirochaete
The film ends with the (peaceful) death of a major character.
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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AnnaMcDermott
Hazel and Blackavar died.

Bigwig almost dies from the snare though he survives.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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AnnaMcDermott
Fiver lost his brother Hazel.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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stikimiki
When the rabbits are hiding in the barn at the farm, there is a mild jumpscare when the rats attack them.
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Mike Gourdin
One rabbit sees visions, while another acts entranced when he thinks he hears the Black Rabbit.
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Are there ghosts?
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Panda77
Rabbit ghosts though
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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stikimiki
Blood and saliva come out of characters' mouths at various points.
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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mousekat
Some characters foam at the mouth.
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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viccopurggl
Captain Holly says that the escaping rabbits are under arrest, but they are never actually taken in.
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Is there menstruation?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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Anonymous
Not PSTD exactly but the one of the main characters has future visions
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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AnnaMcDermott
General Woundwort told Bigwig that he would kill him himself.
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stikimiki
Fiver goes into a shaky, trance-like state at one point.
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mousekat
Animated, Holly describes the Sandleford Warren's destruction. Men fill some of the warren's holes up, and use a gas to poison the air in the warren. The rabbits inside try to escape but many cannot due to the crowding of the few unblocked tunnels.

This scene is very unsettling, due to the detailed anguish and fear on the rabbits' faces; and like many graphic scenes in Watership, the animation of the animals is more detailed here. It comes right after Bigwig finds Holly, and Bigwig asks Holly what happened. It takes about 59 seconds for the scene to finish.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
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QuintusHazard
After the rabbits stop to rest in a shed, there's a silent few seconds before the sudden screeching of a rat, which might startle viewers.
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viccopurggl
While there are no underwater shots, Fiver does fall into a river for a few seconds but is not in any real danger.
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there screaming?
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shroomoss
When the rabbits find the injured bird, the bird says "piss off" but it can be hard to tell with the way he yells it, its very obvious with subtitles though.
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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spirochaete
There's an unsettling sequence where the rabbits at Cowslip's warren are shown secretly observing the main rabbits while they eat.
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Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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QuintusHazard
No miscarriages occur on-screen, but Hyzenthlay tells Woundwort that does in Efrafa miscarry their litters due to the warren being overcrowded.
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Religious
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RockyFennek
Sort of, in the sense that the rabbits have a creation myth and believe the sun is a god. It's more like general folklore than a 1-to-1 with any real religion.
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QuintusHazard
The Black Rabbit of Inle could be seen as sort of a grim-reaper/demon equivalent, but it is truly a benevolent deity of death who guides rabbit spirits to the afterlife.
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Rubies3
Not a specific person, but the movie has criticism for presenting the female characters solely as a means of reproduction to support the more important quest of the male main characters. In one scene, the leader of a militaristic warren lets an officer know he can choose to mate with any female he likes due to his rank.
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
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Paci
The plot revolves around a group of rabbits being casted out of their home and going to a supposed promised Land where they cal live in peace. The Rabbits struggle a lot and are homeless throught most of the film
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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stikimiki
The ending is bittersweet but generally happy.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Rubies3
No, but the noise of a car whooshing past is played while a rabbit narrowly avoids getting hit by it.
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Does a plane crash?
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bricker
two rabbits are run over by a train
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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bricker
There is, in fact, A LOT of blood and gore which I found intensely disturbing to watch when I was a young child.
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Does someone drown?
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obligateAnthrovore
A farmer shoots a rabbit with a shotgun. The rabbit is wounded but survives.
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