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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 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)
Rickey D'Shon Collins ...
Bosworth (voice) (as Rickey Collins)
Angel Harper ...
Bosworth's Mom (voice)
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


$13,000,000 (estimated)


$6,574,896 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Because of time constraints and budget limitations, over ten minutes were cut from the film before its release. See more »


When Michelle is receiving the herbs, the blanket that she wrapped up in goes from folded to unfolded and on top of her and back to being folded again. See more »


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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Referenced in The Cell (2000) See more »


Once Upon A Time With Me
Music by James Horner
Lyrics by Will Jennings
Performed by Florence Warner (as Florence Warner Jones)
Vocal Backgrounds by The New London Children's Choir
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I think this film is one of the best animated films EVER!
6 August 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film cause I am great admirer of Mr. Michael Crawford and his work and I wanted to see how he did in this animated film. He was just phenomenal (as he usually is ;-) but I was also touched by the sweetness of the film and the characters. The other performers in the film were just as good and deserving of their roles as Mr. Crawford was. I thought the story had more heart and kindness in it than any of the animated movies I had seen such as "Shrek", "Fantasia", "Finding Nemo" and so on. This was an original story and I loved it. I was in suspense watching it, I couldn't leave the room I was so engrossed in it.

From the bottom of my heart to those people that designed and directed the film, and to the actors and to Mr. Crawford - BRAVO!! ENCORE!!


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