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The Wind in the Willows (1987)

TV Movie  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Drama  |  5 July 1987 (USA)
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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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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 ...
(voice)
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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Der Wind in den Weiden  »

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The film was finished in 1985, but its television premiere was delayed several times. See more »

Goofs

At Toad's victory banquet, a parrot is seen at one end of the table, across from Toad. There was no such parrot in the overhead shot of the guests. 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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Sung by Charles Nelson Reilly
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The most lively and memorable filming of this feature ever recorded.
30 June 2003 | by (NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film as fourth grader. The songs and voices of the characters have never left my memories. I showed it to my son, currently a third grader, and he was equally enraptured throughout the entire presentation. Very few theatrical presentations can withstand that test of time. Children today are not as easy to entertain as my generation was. It is a tribute to this production that it still packs a punch. The production, as does the book, teaches children invaluable life lessons in the entertaining manner they need to be taught to hold their attention. My only complaint about this release is that it is not offered on DVD.


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