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The Valveteen Rabbit (working title: The Forgotten Attic, for the filming of the live-action scenes) is the 2008 Christmas-themed hybrid film, directed by Micheal Landon Jr. (through his Believe Pictures label), inspired by the original 1922 story by Margery Williams, and produced by Feature Films for Families and Cinar. Starring Jane Seymour, Tom Skerritt and Ellen Burstyn, in which they appeared in animation, it is released on February 2009 through the limited theatrical release and on DVD respectively.

The live-action scenes is filmed in Montreal, Canada in 2000, while the animation, thanks to Cinar, is later produced from September 2007 to January 2008. It won the 2009 Kids First! Film Festival Award for Independent Feature.

Music

Music Composed and Produced by Sam Cardon
Conducted by David Sabie

Songs

TitleWriter(s)Performed byVersion
"Amazingly Magical Mind"Alan Williams (music)
David Pomerantz (lyrics)
James Connlee
  • Theatrical (Short)
  • Extended (Full)
"Love Makes Everything Real"Dave TinnyTanya BarkdullExtended only*

*For the theatrical version, the latter song is cut, due to Mom's singing wasn't lip-snatched with the lyrics, and it was replaced with the Cardon's instrumental composition.

The demo versions of both songs is heard on the "Deleted & Extended Scenes" section of the Anchor Bay Entertainment DVD release.

Parents Guide

The FFfF DVD releases has four question that your family to discuss with the film's animated scenes.

  1. When Toby used his imagination to create a landscape, Rabbit asks him how he knew he couldn't do something if he had never tried.
    Tell about something you accomplished after you decided to try.
  2. Before the leap, Rabbit said to Toby "Everything that is real was imagined first."
    What things in your life were imagined become they become real?
  3. When Toby begins to feel ill after his mother from heaven fades away, Swan said to him its time to stop pretending.
    Why do you think it is important to know when to stop pretending?
  4. When Rabbit became real (like in the original story), Swan says that "Loving makes us real."
    What does she mean? • Who is loving in your life?

Cast

Character(s)Actor(s)/actress(es)Type
MomJane Seymour (speaking)
Tanya Barkdull (singing; uncredited.;
Extended version only)
Animation
HorseTom Skerrit
SwanEllen Burstyn
TobyMatthew HarbourLive-action
JohnKevin Jubinville
Butler/HarryMichael Sinelnikoff
EllenUna Kay
NealMichel Perron
Dr. KennedyWalter Massey
Mrs. TuckerRenée Guerrier
Mrs. MillerJane Gilchrist
Mrs. CastleFrances Stewart
Baseball BoysJesse Camacho (Catcher)
Steven Crowder (Player #1)
James Harbour (P2)
Harrison Kreisberg (P3)
Santa ClausClaude-Henri Breton
Boy (Departing from train)Jordan Drisdelle
Mother (Waiting for her Son
to come out from the train)
Andrea Sadler
ADR Cast
TobyMax WhitakerAnimation
RabbitChandler WakefieldAnimation
Additional voiceWendee Lee

External link

WildBrain
WildBrain "Twinkle's Wish" • "Christmas" (Yo Gabba Gabba!) • A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! Christmas Special! • "SheZon's Greetings"
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CINAR / Cookie Jar Entertainment "Madeline's Christmas" • The Real Story of O Christmas Tree • "The Night Before Christmas" • "The Best Christmas Present Ever" • "Abe and Babe's Christmas Lesson" • "Sally Cat's Christmas Dream" • "The Big Apple Christmas Caper" • "Santa Needs Help" • "Christmas Star" • Arthur's Perfect Christmas • "Caillou's Christmas" • Caillou's Holiday MovieGotta Catch Santa ClausThe Velveteen Rabbit • "A Holly Johnny Christmas" • "That's Swellaphant!"
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Ragdoll Productions "Christmas Tree" • "Making Christmas Cards" • "Crackers" • "Christmas Carols" • "The Perfect Tree"
Decode Entertainment "Santa Sword is Coming to Town" • "Secret Santa" • "Last Day of Christmas" • "A Very Sadie Christmas" • "His Master's Choice" • "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" • "The Nutcracker" • "The Happy Holidays Issue" • "How to Make a Christmas Miracle" • "Lobster Claus is Coming to Town"
Halifex Films "A Song For Everyone" • "The Holiday Tree" • "A Wish World Christmas"
Iconix Brand Group A Charlie Brown Christmas • "The Play" • It's Christmastime Again, Charlie BrownCharlie Brown's Christmas Tales • "Berry Merry Christmas" • I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown • "Christmas is Coming" • "Christmas is on Its Way"
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