The Velveteen Rabbit (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Velveteen Rabbit2009

The Velveteen Rabbit (2009)




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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 passed away. His tears transform the rabbit into a playful animated Rabbit and his amazing animated adventures begin. Rabbit's one wish is become a real rabbit someday, and Toby's wish is to have a happy, supportive family again. Through lessons learned with the help of a Swan and Horse, and the transforming power of love, both wishes come true.

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Matthew Harbour
as Toby Morgan
Kevin Jubinville
as Toby's Father
Una Kay
as Toby's Grandmother
Tom Skerritt
as The Horse
Ellen Burstyn
as The Swan
Jane Seymour
as The Mom
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Critic Reviews for The Velveteen Rabbit

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

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

February 27, 2009
Top Critic

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

March 19, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Family film lacks frills but has sweet message for kids.

February 27, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

February 27, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4

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.

February 27, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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

February 26, 2009 | Rating: 2/4

Audience Reviews for The Velveteen Rabbit

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 movie a little disappointing. But the movie is cute - and for the kids everyone lives happily everafter.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer


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 his imagination.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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 for Tom Skerritt who had to say this line with a straight face. I cracked up hysterically and had to pause the movie to get my giggles out. Despite being SO CORNY at times, this movie was actually quite touching and well-done.

Dannielle Albert
Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer

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