Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

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Director: Michael Landon Jr.

Cast: Matthew Harbour

     
 

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Live-action filmmaking mixes with imaginative animation in director Michael Landon Jr.'s feature adaptation of author Margery Williams' beloved children's book. An energetic child with a vivid imagination, Toby Morgan (Matthew Harbour) lives with his father (Kevin…  See more details below

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Live-action filmmaking mixes with imaginative animation in director Michael Landon Jr.'s feature adaptation of author Margery Williams' beloved children's book. An energetic child with a vivid imagination, Toby Morgan (Matthew Harbour) lives with his father (Kevin Jubinville), a successful businessman who seemed to shut down emotionally following the death of Toby's mother. When Toby is sent to spend the Christmas holidays with his loving but stern grandmother (Una Kay), he wanders through the lonely house until he eventually discovers the "magic attic" that was once his father's childhood playroom. There, Toby is surprised to find that his mother left him a stuffed velveteen rabbit -- her final gift to her beloved son. Hugging the rabbit close as he starts to cry, the grieving boy watches in wonder as his tears magically bring the toy to life. Before long, Toby is frolicking in the enchanted attic with a whole new group of friends, including the impetuous Horse (voiced by Tom Skerritt) and the wise but skittish Swan (voice of Ellen Burstyn). Toby's one wish is to spend Christmas with his father, and Rabbit's one wish is to someday hop across the fields as a real rabbit. Later, when Toby falls seriously ill, the courageous Rabbit helps him to win over his grandmother and make a full recovery. When Toby's father returns in time for Christmas, the power of the young child's love grants the Velveteen Rabbit its one true wish.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/2009
UPC:
0013131665895
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
G
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:27:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matthew Harbour Toby Morgan
Tom Skerritt The Horse
Ellen Burstyn The Swan
Jane Seymour The Mom
Una Kay Toby's Grandmother
Kevin Jubinville Toby's Father
Michael Sinelnikoff Actor

Technical Credits
Michael Landon Director,Original Story,Producer
Jared E. Baker Editor
Forrest S. Baker Executive Producer
Sam Cardon Score Composer
Eric Cayla Cinematographer
Micheline Charest Executive Producer
Mario Davignon Costumes/Costume Designer
Serge Denis Producer
Steve Johnson Editor
Cindy Kelley Screenwriter
Michael McDonough Sound/Sound Designer
Vera Miller Casting
Peter Moss Executive Producer
Penny Perry Casting
David Pomeranz Songwriter
Andrew Porporino Executive Producer
Nadia Rona Casting
Jean Baptiste Tard Production Designer
Roland A. Weinberg Executive Producer
Alan Williams Songwriter

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Velveteen Rabbit
1. Main Titles [2:10]
2. Grandmother's House [4:18]
3. The Magic Attic [2:50]
4. In Need of a Friend [8:53]
5. Learning to Fly [9:43]
6. Picking the Christmas Tree [6:38]
7. The Return of Rabbit [3:51]
8. The Legend of Toys [5:34]
9. New Experiences [3:59]
10. Disappointment [8:13]
11. A Mother's Love [4:54]
12. Fallen Ill [1:28]
13. Facing the Truth [3:47]
14. A Courageous Act [5:00]
15. Love Makes Us Real [4:40]
16. End Credits [8:16]

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The Velveteen Rabbit 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Wickedly_Goodkind More than 1 year ago
Pleasantly Suprizing! Brillantlly directed, the voices are perfect. The animation could be better, however the story is original and heart warming. This is better than I expected it to be. My family watched it twice back to back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
my 4 & 6 year old grand children and myself loved this film. We have watched it many times
Anonymous More than 1 year ago