The Velveteen Rabbit
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A low-key charmer that's bound to enchant small children and amuse their parents during many hours of repeat viewings."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"The live-action cast may be unknowns, but they're effective enough; the 2-D (drawn and digital) animation is winning; and the story will engross any 8-and-younger with the patience to watch it."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Rabbit has a full, gushing heart it wants to share with the audience, and released in the wake of a thousand obnoxious fart-happy distractions, its inherent gentleness and ability to remain inspired by kindness is wholeheartedly welcome."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"A family drama, based on the popular children's book, about how loving makes us real."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"While it isn't exactly a classic, it expresses the power of hope in the imaginary world and the importance of communicating our love for one another in the real world."
‑ Lisa Ann Cockrel, Christianity Today
"Family film lacks frills but has sweet message for kids."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
"These days, even employing the traditional, 2-D cel style of animation seems like a quaint notion."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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