Criterion will make Martin Rosen’s unconventional 1978 animated classic Watership Down available as an iTunes download on August 5, reports Criterion Cast. The revered home video company has been resistant to releasing animation in the past, but with this upcoming release and the Blu-ray of Fantastic Mr. Fox, they’ve at last begun to toy with the idea of consistently releasing animation. Criterion could earn itself a legion of new fans if it started adding all the treasures of animated cinema to its collection, and while it might be a little too early to get excited, these recent releases give cause for hope.

(Thanks, Munir Abedrabbo)

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