MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 442 this week

Once Upon a Forest (1993)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Drama  |  18 June 1993 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 3,389 users  
Reviews: 30 user | 11 critic

A young mouse, mole and hedgehog risk their lives to find a cure for their badger friend, who's been poisoned by men.

Director:

Writers:

(story), , 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 27 Aug 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 11 Jul 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 05 Apr 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Once Upon a Forest (1993)

Once Upon a Forest (1993) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Once Upon a Forest.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Captain New Eyes travels back in time and feeds dinosaurs his Brain Grain cereal, which makes them intelligent and nonviolent. They agree to go to the Middle Future (this era) in order to ... See full summary »

Directors: Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells, and 2 more credits »
Stars: John Goodman, Charles Fleischer, Blaze Berdahl
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The magical inhabitants of a rain-forest fight to save their home, which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus.

Director: Bill Kroyer
Stars: Samantha Mathis, Christian Slater, Robin Williams
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A lovable but introverted penguin named Hubie plans to present his betrothal pebble to the bird of his dreams.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Stars: Martin Short, James Belushi, Annie Golden
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Danny, an ambitious singing/dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.

Director: Mark Dindal
Stars: Scott Bakula, Jasmine Guy, Natalie Cole
Rock-A-Doodle (1991)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Edmund is a boy whose favorite story of Chanticleer, a rooster whose singing makes the sun rise every morning until the Grand Duke of Owls, whose kind despises the bright sun, makes him ... See full summary »

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Glen Campbell, Christopher Plummer, Phil Harris
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The fairies of FernGully must venture outside the rain forest to rescue several young animals who were captured by poachers.

Directors: Phil Robinson, Dave Marshall
Stars: James S. Baker, Erik Bergmann, Connie Champagne
Family | Animation | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of until he unleashes a century old secret that may not only destroy this ... See full summary »

Directors: Masami Hata, William T. Hurtz
Stars: Gabriel Damon, Mickey Rooney, Rene Auberjonois
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.

Director: Don Bluth
Stars: Dom DeLuise, Christopher Plummer, Erica Yohn
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A dog returns from the dead looking for revenge on his killer using an orphan girl who can talk to animals.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds, Judith Barsi
Animation | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected.

Director: Don Bluth
Stars: Elizabeth Hartman, Derek Jacobi, Dom DeLuise
Thumbelina (1994)
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The tiny girl meets a fairy prince who saves her from the creatures of the woods.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Stars: Jodi Benson, Gary Imhoff, Gino Conforti
Animation | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The popular children's tale about a donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster who are on their way to the slaughterhouse when they get a lucky break and escape.

Directors: Michael Coldewey, Eberhard Junkersdorf, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Oleta Adams, Mario Adorf, Dagmar Altrichter
Edit

Cast

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)
...
Marshbird (voice)
...
Truck Driver (voice)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

An Adventurous Race Against Time! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

18 June 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Endangered  »

Box Office

Gross:

$6,574,896 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

It was the Fox company's choice to change the title of this movie from "The Endangered" to "Once Upon a Forest". Fearing audiences would find the former title too sensitive for a children's film. 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 »

Quotes

Edgar's Mothers: Oh, Edgar! When we ran from the gas, I was worried sick about you! Did you forget your scarf somewhere?
Edgar: No, Mama. This is what I forgot.
[Edgar kisses his mama]
See more »

Connections

Featured in Life Itself (2014) 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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
So, wow? musicallover6
Willy? boy07002
Green Gas ozma2552
Please wake up vs Music of the Night ladisneyprincesse
Discuss Once Upon a Forest (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?