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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

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 (30) »

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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

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

Waggs: For all the good it'll do you, I'd like to see YOU get the lungwort! No one in Oakdale's ever been able to reach it! But I'll bet you three can!
Russell: That's right! We've already got a plan, right, Edgar?
Edgar: I don't know.
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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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Fuzzy Adventure
22 June 2001 | by (England) – See all my reviews

A road accident causes poisonous gases to leak into a forest. A young badger's life is at stake. Her three friends, Abigail a tomboyish mouse, Edgar a careful mole and Russell a greedy hedgehog, go to find special herbs that can save her. They have plenty of adventures along the way and learn about courage and working together. There are only three songs in the movie (including end title), but they are worth hearing. Please Wake Up brought tears to my eyes and He's Gone/He's Back is an upbeat gospel number. Once Upon A Time is a nice one to finish with. The characters are likeable and it doesn't get too cute. Children should love it and so will tender-hearted adults. 7/10


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