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YMMV: The Animals of Farthing Wood
  • Adaptation Displacement: The TV series was based on a series of books by Colin Dann, but a lot more people know about the TV series than the books.
    • Just as well known at the time was the magazine spin-off: "Farthing Wood Friends" which had a catchy enough name that children often used it when they were referring to the show, and it ran to over a hundred issues. It's been forgotten because, well, magazines don't go into syndication.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: If one read the Farthing Wood prequel stories (published after the initial book series), they'd discover that Fox's father was one of those responsible for the eventual destruction of Farthing Wood by banishing a troublesome protected species. With this in mind, it's possible to interpret Fox's character as one who resigns himself to protecting the animals, out of his own guilt for what his father caused.
  • Bad Export for You: The series has been released... after 15 years, and not in England but abroad! The only way to get them is the first season in French, and the first and second season in Germany. (the German version has an English version embedded). No commercials of any kind have been made about the release, and most fans do not know the series has been released yet.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Just LISTEN to the main theme!
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Arguably Bold. Definitely the most complicated character of the cast with the most complete arc.
    • Adder as well.
  • Even Better Sequel: season 1 - season 2.
  • Fandom Rivalry: Farthing Wood vs. Watership Down.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The butcher bird's larder, crossing that damn road, among a lot of other scenes. This show was not primarily for children, or at the very least took on a ballsier PG Watership Down direction.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Hurkel
  • The Scrappy: Mole is this to some, mostly because he's The Load. He is improved in season 2.
  • Seasonal Rot: Season 3 tends to be the least well-regarded amongst fans of the show, largely due to the change in animation style, the greater emphasis upon slapstick comedy over drama, and a less solid plot. Season 3 also drops a number of well-liked named characters without as much as an explanation (presumably to keep the cast smaller).
  • Tear Jerker: A great foundation of the show, but mostly when Pheasant's wife is shot and killed, or when the baby animals die (see Infant Immortality), the hedgehogs dying together on the road, Adder finding Sinuous dead... yeah, this show loves to pull at the heart strings.
    • Bold's death from the end of the second season is an especially major, memorable tearjerker moment.
    • In the same season, Badger's deterioration into senility and eventually death, which is made even more poignant in that he's the only character to die of old age.
    • The death of Sinuous, especially since he was the only real joy of Adder's life and what brought out her emotions and better nature. The fact that the other characters who witnessed it were so distraught is poignant, too.
      • His actual death isn't pleasant either; the animators had the grace to use the Discretion Shot, but you can still see his tail writhing in panic before finally falling limp.
  • The Woobie: Many examples.
    • Poor, poor Bold. Whilst he may have started out well in life, once he left the safety of White Deer Park he was shot, crippled, injured by a snare, hunted, and would have starved if it wasn't for Crow and Whisper. Then, once he finally thinks life is turning around, Whisper insist they return to White Deer Park so their cubs can be born in safety. He's subsequently attacked by dogs, and if that wasn't enough the journey back is too much for his weak body to endure and he dies before his cubs are even born.

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