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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 his father's childhood playroom. There, Toby is surprised to find that his mother left him a stuffed velveteen rabbit -- her final gift to her beloved son. Hugging the rabbit close as he starts to cry, the grieving boy watches in wonder as his tears magically bring the toy to life. Before long, Toby is frolicking in the enchanted attic with a whole new group of friends, including the impetuous Horse (voiced by Tom Skerritt) and the wise but skittish Swan (voice of Ellen Burstyn). Toby's one wish is to spend Christmas with his father, and Rabbit's one wish is to someday hop across the fields as a real rabbit. Later, when Toby falls seriously ill, the courageous Rabbit helps him to win over his grandmother and make a full recovery. When Toby's father returns in time for Christmas, the power of the young child's love grants the Velveteen Rabbit its one true wish. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:February 20, 2009


Matthew Harbour
as Toby Morgan
Tom Skerritt
as The Horse
Ellen Burstyn
as The Swan
Jane Seymour
as The Mom
Una Kay
as Toby's Grandmother
Kevin Jubinville
as Toby's Father
Michael Sinelnikoff


Michael Landon, Jr.
Serge Denis
Michael Landon, Jr.
Michael Landon, Jr.
Screen Story
Cindy Kelley
Margery Williams
Book Author
Eric Cayla
Sam Cardon
Composer (Music Score)
Alan Williams
David Pomeranz
Jean Baptiste Tard
Production Designer
Micheline Charest
Executive Producer
Mario Davignon
Costume Designer
Nadia Rona
Penny Perry
Vera Miller