Hop on over (get it?) to Heart of the Matter and read my review of “The Velveteen Rabbit” and my interview with Michael Landon, Jr. He’s one of the good guys.
The movie is inspired by the book, rather than based upon it, but don’t let that stop you. If you like the book, you will enjoy the movie. I started watching the screener DVD alone, but by the time the movie was done, every member of my family had joined me. And not just because I was hogging the TV.