The Velveteen Rabbit
The Velveteen Rabbit (2009)

Toby Morgan is a young boy, but feels the loneliness of his strict grandmother and increasingly distant father. His discovery of the "magic attic" offers a safe haven where he finds a stuffed rabbit his mom left him before she… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: February 27, 2009
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
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Joe Leydon

A low-key charmer that's bound to enchant small children and amuse their parents during many hours of repeat viewings.

Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

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.

Brian Orndorf

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.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A family drama, based on the popular children's book, about how loving makes us real.

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Lisa Ann Cockrel
Christianity Today

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.

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Family film lacks frills but has sweet message for kids.

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Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

These days, even employing the traditional, 2-D cel style of animation seems like a quaint notion.

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Red Lats
When I saw this movie, it had been years since I glanced at the kid's book the Velveteen Rabbit, and compared to my great memory of the book, I found the… More
John Me
Nice story for kids and family.
Candy Rose
Cute movie with animated characters. Toby is sent by his dad to stay with his strict grandmother. He finds friends in the magic attic when toy come to life in… More
Sunil Jawahir
Used to watch this a lot as a kid and Meryl Streep does an amazing narration.
Dannielle Albert
This movie I think had the absolute WORST line in movie history: "Greater love hath no toy than he than laid down his life for a child." I feel so bad… More