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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:
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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)
Don Reed ...
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 (31) »

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An Adventurous Race Against Time! See more »


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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

Cornelius puts a flower behind Michelle's ear before they leave for their walk. After the boat sinks, the furlings are seen running back to their homes and the flower is missing from Michelle's ear. The flower re-appears behind Michelle's ear when Abigail finds her in her home. See more »

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Abigail: This isn't a picnic! Here! Pack something useful!
[Abigail tosses Russell a rope]
Russell: Boy, I've been working up an appetite!
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He's Gone/He's Back
Music by Andraé Crouch, Sandra Crouch and James Horner
Lyrics by Andraé Crouch and Sandra Crouch
Performed by Ben Vereen
Vocal Backgrounds by The Andrae Crouch Singers
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A flawed, but completely underrated children's film from the 90s
7 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After I grew up in the 90s, I watched some of my favorite childhood stuff (The Lion King, The Swan Princess, etc.), but I never heard of this film before although it did came out before I was born the following year. Years later, at elementary school, I watched it with some of my friends at class and I think it was pretty good. OK, it's not as excellent as some of Disney's great films, but I think this is completely underrated for a children's film.

Sure, there are some moments that could easily frighten younger kids and the fact that it could've been a little bit longer, but these two flaws are easily overcomed by it's beautiful animation and some great characters. Abigail, Russell, Edgar, and Michelle are likable furlings and some of the minor characters are fine. Cornelius, however, is by far my favorite character thanks to Michael Crawford's excellent voice work. In fact, the voice acting is pretty good for a non-Disney film released in the 90s. The musical songs aren't the best, but they're tolerable enough to listen to especially (Please Wake Up sung by Michael Crawford).

Overall, Once Upon A Forest may be flawed, but I think that this is completely underrated and I think people would give this a chance. Besides, I didn't understand all the hatred it had on rottentomatoes.


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