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Once Upon a Forest (1993)

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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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)
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Russell's Mom (voice)
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Willy (voice) (as Will Nipper)
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Waggs (voice)
Rickey D'Shon Collins ...
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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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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gas | mouse | mole | hedgehog | badger | See All (36) »

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An Adventurous Race Against Time! See more »


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G | See all certifications »

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18 June 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Endangered  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$6,574,896 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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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 »

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Cornelius: Russell, you are one lucky hedgehog. It's far too rare for a Furling to survive an encounter with... with...
Michelle: A monster?
Cornelius: That is a good name for it.
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Soundtracks

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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Memorable!
31 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie when I was about... five. Then I watched it over and over again for the next few years. Eventually, my mother stopped me from borrowing it from the library so I'd hope it'd broadcast on TV and I remember watching my morning cartoons, waiting for it to come on but it never did. Eventually I forgot the name, but since it was my absolute favorite movie growing up, I searched it up with random keywords I hoped were in the title.

I really don't know why this movie has a rating of like, 5. If watched when a kid, it sets you up for an adventure and keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering if the animals will ever rescue their friend or not =P. It's a fantasy, and what kid doesn't like that? It pulls you in with a strong message and lovely story, and so I strongly recommend anyone to show this to their seven year old because It's definitely worth it.


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