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The Wind in the Willows (1987)

Badger, Rat and Mole are trying to save Toad Hall and its owner, their rich irresponsible airhead playboy friend Toad, from himself, as well as financial ruin, the court and a gang of conspiratorial weasels who have their eye on the place.

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Mr. Toad (voice)
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Ratty (voice)
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Badger (voice)
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Moley (voice)
Paul Frees ...
Wayfarer (voice)
Bob McFadden ...
Magistrate (voice) (as Robert McFadden)
Ray Owens ...
Clerk of the Court (voice)
Gerry Matthews ...
Jailer (voice)
Ron Marshall ...
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Alice Tweedy ...
Washerwoman (voice) (as Alice Tweedie)
Jeryl Jagoda ...
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Badger, Rat and Mole are trying to save Toad Hall and its owner, their rich irresponsible airhead playboy friend Toad, from himself, as well as financial ruin, the court and a gang of conspiratorial weasels who have their eye on the place.

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It's a fun and fanciful ride with Mr. Toad at the wheel! (2015 DVD release)


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De Wind in de Wilgen  »

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The last project produced by Rankin/Bass Productions. See more »

Goofs

When Moley is at Ratty's house for the first time, he and Ratty are warming themselves in front of a fire. He is at first wearing his everyday overalls and coat, but from the fire's view, he is suddenly wearing his green bathrobe. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Toad: Oh... was there ever such a yachtsman as Mr. Toad?
[camera flash, followed by a puff of smoke]
Mr. Toad: Never!
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Connections

Version of A Trip to Sleepy Hollow (2009) See more »

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Wind in the Willows
Sung by Judy Collins
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A perfect adaption of the novel
4 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

This cartoon adaption of The Wind in the Willows is something rare: a perfect (or at least near-perfect) version of the novel it's based on. Forget the Disney version; this is the one to see. It leaves out only a few parts of the novel, and is very faithful to the tone of the story. Each character is perfectly realized as they were in the novel. The visual style is excellent too; it is what might be called "delightfully grotesque." If you love The Wind in the Willows, and want to see a version that does not ruin it, this is the version you want. Alas, it is unavailable on video or DVD (it was once available on video, but is no longer), and is only rarely (if ever) shown on T.V. I am fortunate that I have a copy taped from T.V. many years, a copy which is, sadly, slowly biting the dust. This movie is hard to find, but if you can find, watch it without delay.


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