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The Velveteen Rabbit (2009)

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A lonely boy wins over his distant father and strict grandmother with help from a brave velveteen rabbit whose one wish is to become a real rabbit someday.

Director:

Michael Landon Jr.

Writers:

Margery Williams (inspired by: "The Velveteen Rabbit" by), Michael Landon Jr. (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Seymour ... Mom
Tom Skerritt ... Horse (voice)
Ellen Burstyn ... Swan (voice)
Matthew Harbour ... Toby
Kevin Jubinville ... John, Dad
Michael Sinelnikoff ... Butler / Henry
Una Kay Una Kay ... Grandmother Ellen
Michel Perron ... Neal
Walter Massey Walter Massey ... Dr. Kennedy
Renee Madeline Le Guerrier Renee Madeline Le Guerrier ... Mrs. Tucker (as Renée Madeleine Le Guerrier)
Jane Gilchrist Jane Gilchrist ... Mrs. Miller
Frances Brady-Stewart Frances Brady-Stewart ... Mrs. Castle (as Frances Brady Stewart)
Jesse Camacho ... Catcher
Steven Crowder ... Baseball Boy #1
James Harbour James Harbour ... Baseball Boy #2
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Storyline

Sensitive young Toby is deeply saddened when his doted father John, who buried himself in work when widowed, dumps the boy for weeks, including Christmas, on his stern old mother, grim widow Ellen. Beside the stuck-up lady's driver-butler Henry, Toby finds comfort only with a velveteen cuddly rabbit and other animal toys in his father's childhood room, which come to life in his mind when he plays with them. Drama over rabbit and boy stirs crucial emotions in both family and fantasy toy land. Written by KGF Vissers

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Forgotten Attic See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

For this and The Princess and the Pea (2002), Feature Films for Families has putted up the "Producers Guarantee" for theatergoers in its limited theatrical release period. Through it, they will enjoy the film with the understandings of its values that only FFfF can produce & distribute, usually occurred on home video. If they doesn't understand the values, they will get a free DVD through FFfF website. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[sound of train station noises and chatter]
Toby: [staring at train] Whoa.
John: Toby. Stay with me.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the closing credits, a promo for Feature Films for Families is shown with its website familytv.com (now discontinued). It is placed there to remind the theater goers that don't like this film, you can get the free DVD through its website (just pay shipping & handling), through the movie's "Producer's Guarantee". See more »

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Soundtracks

Amazingly Magical Mind
Music by Alan Williams
Lyrics by David Pomeranz
Sung by James Connlee
Quinate Punishing (BMI)
Upward Spiral Music (ASCAP)
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Disregard other reviews. This is a great family film.
9 April 2011 | by itisbygraceSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this with my 3 youngest children (4,7,10). We all thought this was a great film.

I liked how they intertwined real and cartoon in the movie. Speaking of cartoon, even though about half the film was in cartoon format, I did not loose interest in the film like I do with cartoons.

Great story, wonderful acting, beautiful surroundings, touching message (I saw my 7 yr. old boy crying, had a tear myself, and my 4 yr. old told me "a drop came from my eye"), and a reminder to all of us to remember to use our imagination with our young ones.

Nothing to complain about as far as inappropriate content for children.


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