Once Upon a Forest (1993)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Drama  |  18 June 1993 (USA)
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A young mouse, mole and hedgehog risk their lives to find a cure for their badger friend, who's been poisoned by men.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cornelius (voice)
Phineas (voice)
Ellen Blain ...
Abigail (voice)
Edgar (voice) (as Ben Gregory)
Paige Gosney ...
Russell (voice)
Michelle (voice) (as Elizabeth Moss)
Abigail's Father (voice)
Edgar's Mom (voice)
Susan Silo ...
Russell's Mom (voice)
Willy (voice) (as Will Nipper)
Waggs (voice) (as Charlie Adler)
Bosworth (voice) (as Rickey Collins)
Angel Harper ...
Bosworth's Mom (voice)
Don Reed ...
Marshbird (voice)
Truck Driver (voice)


This animated wildlife film provides an environmental friendly message that humans are a malicious, careless breed. Three cherubic little animals have to rescue their friend who has been overcome by poisonous gas. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Release Date:

18 June 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Endangered  »

Box Office


$6,574,896 (USA)

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1.37 : 1
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This was originally intended to be a made for TV movie. See more »


Edgar loses his scarf, and just before they go to sleep, after Michelle has been taken care of, his scarf is back around his neck. See more »


Edgar: How are we gonna get anybody to help us find the herbs?
Russell: Maybe these guys won't be so grouchy after they eat.
Abigail: Well, we can't wait that long!
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20 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i first saw this movie when i was about 9 yrs old. i fell in love. it captured my imagination and because of it i respect my environment. every child should see this movie. little skunk, Michelle, captured my heart when she woke up and didn't know what was going on. the other "furlings" were so courageous and brave for her and taught my brothers and i how to act to our friends. also, the children who watch this movie will learn about how human beings are killing the animals with poison. this movie and the movie "fern gully" both show kids how to respect their environment. if i had kids, i would want them to watch these kinds of movies over other titles out there.

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