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Within a world filled with anthropomorphic rabbits, a creature known only as the Feather King is known to whisk individuals away to his similarly named Kingdom. One night, this happens to the mother of a little rabbit named Jonah, who witnesses the Feather King disappearing in a flash of light. His father, fearing the creatures' return, moves out to sea, as the King fears the water greatly, based on the advice of a rather eccentric voice over the radio calling himself Bill. Jonah plans on finding the Feather king somehow, in order to get his mother back and have his family reunited for the first time in years. however doing so sets in motion a fairly bizarre adventure...

This 2014 Scandinavian animated feature was directed by Esben Toft Jacobsen and dubbed in English by Bang Zoom! Entertainment. It stars Evan (From Evantube HD) as Jonah, Cary Elwes and Ambyr Childers as Jonah's Father and Mother respectively, Jon Heder, Emily Deschanel as the Boat's Captain and Patrick Warburton as the Feather King. The film is fairly low budget, but it should be noted for its particularly interesting way tackling of the subject of grief.


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  • Bittersweet Ending: Jonah finally reunites with his mom and fixes the mess he and Bill started, but events and the natural law of the world prevent her from leaving the world of the Feather Kingdom, and as such he gets closure and lets her go to live with his father.
  • Constructed World: The Feather Kingdom to an extent, the majority of it was built on top of an island by Bill, which is why the Feather King doggedly pursues him. its gotten to be rather dreary, which Bill blames the Feather King for.
  • Disney Death: The Feather King. he gets knocked into Morrah's water, which effectively kills him, but thanks to his own foresight, one of his Feather Princes is used to bring his original form back to life.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Morrah, mass of tentacles that decides who comes to the Feather Kingdom via scales used as tickets for a giant steamboat. The Feather King is this as well, to a lesser extent. both are also way more benign than their reputations imply, as they serve a purpose to their world.
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  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Bill, He's a gruff stubborn man who runs away from his friends and duties in order to be free from the restrictions of the Feather Kingdom, but comes to genuinely like Jonah as events unfold, to the point that its actually unnerving how he's both kind enough to try and make the Kingdom more lively and fulfill Jonah's wishes, and arrogant enough to ignore the constant warnings and possible danger of messing with the natural law of the world.
  • Mook Maker: The Feather King is able to make "Feather Princes" by blowing off the feathers on his arm.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Jonah inspires Bill to entrap the Feather King and declare himself a ruler who can make people happy by not being scared of Morrah. this leads to Bill taking too many scales from the creature, who becomes enraged and starts destroying the homes of the Kingdom's citizens.
  • Rule of Symbolism: Its extremely thinly veiled that the Feather Kingdom is a metaphor for the afterlife. Rabbits are seen wandering in a daze from the wreckage of sunken ships teleported there before being transported to the Kingdom itself. A person who's land-bound is taken there directly by the Feather King, and there are natural laws in place so those who "don't belong there" can't come.

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