Martin Rosen is an American-born producer and director known for his work in film, television, theater and animation. Rosen directed the film adaptation of Watership Down (1978) from the Richard Adams novel.
Rosen first produced the Canadian feature A Great Big Thing (1968) and later co-produced Ken Russell’s film version of Women in Love (1969), which won Academy Awards for Glenda Jackson (actress) and Billy Williams, (cinematography).
He was originally the producer of Watership Down but took over as director after John Hubley fell back and died, he also wrote the screenplay for it. This was the first of two novels by Richard Adams he adapted. In 1982 he also produced, directed and wrote the screenplay for another animated feature based on an Adams novel, The Plague Dogs (1982). Rosen produced Smooth Talk (1986), which won the Sundance Grand Prize. His last film as director was Stacking (1987). His last project as producer was the animated Watership Down TV series in… read more
Fuck this movie, fuck you, fuck the people who made this movie, fuck dogs, fuck the ending, fuck the way the animation is so fucking spot-on, so natural...this is like the Grave of the Fireflies of movies where dogs blow a dude's head off.
Powerful movie. Two dogs bounded by a strong frienship, facing the whole world, and trying to stay alive... doing whatever it takes. One of the most unique animations ever.