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Once Upon a Forest (1993)

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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

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

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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mouse | mole | hedgehog | badger | rescue | See All (30) »

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A high-flying magical, musical adventure that can only happen See more »


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Release Date:

18 June 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Endangered  »

Box Office

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$6,574,896 (USA)
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Trivia

The last Hanna Barbera production to ever be theatrically released. See more »

Goofs

Abigail, at various points in the film, will switch between having green eyes or blue eyes. See more »

Quotes

Michelle: What's that?
Cornelius: Great Honk!
[sees the Flapper-Wing-A-Ma-Thing]
Cornelius: My Flapper-Wing-A-Ma-Thing! But how did you get it here?
Abigail: We built it.
Russell: And we flew it!
Cornelius: Marvelous! Magnificent! Stupendous! You three have changed so much these past few days, I hardly recognize you.
[happily]
Cornelius: You're no longer my Furlings. You've grown up.
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Connections

Referenced in Animation Lookback: Hanna-Barbera Part 5 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Please Wake Up
Written by James Horner
Lyrics by Will Jennings, Michael Tavera, Kelly Ward and Mark Young
Performed by Michael Crawford
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I cried like a baby at the end of this, when I was 8
30 November 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I'll always remember the first time I saw this film, in late 1993 when I was 8 years old. This film was really the first film to ever have a large impact on me. Up until then, I had been mainly unaffected by fast, fun, feel-good kids movies with happy endings. This one was different... the ending was only semi-happy and I cried like a baby. Sure, I was only 8 years old... but that was the first time I had cried at the ending of a movie (and the last time, until I viewed "dancer in the dark" a few months ago). Needless to say, this is a very powerful film about family, friendship, and guilt. I'm quite surprised this only has an average rating of 4.7/10 from IMDB users. This film is much better than animated films like "Fantasia" and "Shrek" which have a much higher rating from IMDB users. Sure, it's not as flashy, but it has so much more to say. I think some users are too ignorant/cold-hearted to appreciate what this film has to offer. It's not a cheesy film in the slighest. Anyone with a heart should appreciate its power.


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