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27 December 1983 (UK) See more »
One spring, Mole decides that he can ignore the spring cleaning for a little longer, and begins a series of adventures with his new friend Rat... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Richard Pearson ... Mole (voice)
Ian Carmichael ... Rat (voice)

David Jason ... Toad (voice)

Michael Hordern ... Badger (voice)
Beryl Reid ... The Magistrate (voice)
Jonathan Cecil ... (voice)
Edward Kelsey ... (voice)

Una Stubbs ... Jailer's Daughter / Various (voice)
Brian Trueman ... (voice)
Alan Bardsley ... (voice)

Directed by
Mark Hall 
Chris Taylor 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kenneth Grahame  novel
Rosemary Anne Sisson 

Produced by
Brian Cosgrove .... producer
Mark Hall .... producer
John Hambley .... executive producer (as John Hambly)
Original Music by
Keith Hopwood 
Malcolm Rowe 
Film Editing by
John McManus 
Costume Design by
Nigel Cornford 
Art Department
Jerry Andrews .... models sets props
Terry Brown .... models sets props
Tony Dunsterville .... models sets props
Yvonne Fox .... models sets props
Rebecca Hunt .... model character construction
Peter Saunders .... model character construction
Neal Scanlan .... model character construction
Bridget Smith .... model character construction
John Squire .... models sets props
Christine Walker .... models sets props
Sound Department
Ted Spooner .... dubbing mixer
Richard Spooner .... sound assistant (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Steven Woodcock .... model maker (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Bridget Appleby .... model character design & sculpture
Brian Cosgrove .... model character design & sculpture
Joe Dembinski .... model camera
David Hayes .... model character design & sculpture
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Hardie .... camera operator: rostrum camera
Richard Smiles .... still photographer
Animation Department
Marjorie Graham .... animator
Andrea Lord .... animator
Sue Pugh .... animator
Barry Purves .... animator
Editorial Department
Zygmunt Markiewicz .... assistant editor
Nibs Senior .... assistant editor
Music Department
Brian Ibbetson .... music arranger
Other crew
Beverly Bush .... illustration

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UK:79 min
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
one of the most precious bits of my childhood, 26 January 2006
Author: atrolleynatrain from Portugal

together with jeremy brett's sherlock holmes and the burlesque of allô allô, this was a landmark for a very young admirer of brit-fashioned TV productions. i saw this for the very first time on the telly and i suppose this was but the movie of the series. today i know this movie is a fair piece of artwork that moulded my life: i teach English. the characters are so exquisite and the scenario is state-of-the-art tasteful paintings. the Gothic side of the movie is also an allurement to it. when mole leaves in search of badger, part of the tone of the movie is clear: there's true darkness in those woods. that darkness is also stressed through the gory mole's fingernails. there's much violence, too, for those who like a pinch of tavern-like brawl. it's a sweet translation into moving pictures of a great story for parents to read their kids when they misbehave and have problems with the increasing, and at times puzzling, importance of friendships in their lives. there's the hilarious water-dancing of the ducks in the river and the truly tiresome teenager frog. beautiful. beautiful.

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