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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)
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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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A high-flying magical, musical adventure that can only happen See more »


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Release Date:

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

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 »

Quotes

Michelle: [speaking really fast] Guess what? You'll never guess what, I'll betcha! Uncle Cornelius said I could go with you on your ramble today, but I'll betcha he's forgotten all about it, & I'll never, EVER get to see what the big surprise is!
[inhales deeply]
Michelle: What took you so long?
Abigail: My dad!
Edgar: My mother!
Russell: No breakfast!
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Referenced in The Cell (2000) See more »

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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 cried like a baby at the end of this, when I was 8
30 November 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I'll always remember the first time I saw this film, in late 1993 when I was 8 years old. This film was really the first film to ever have a large impact on me. Up until then, I had been mainly unaffected by fast, fun, feel-good kids movies with happy endings. This one was different... the ending was only semi-happy and I cried like a baby. Sure, I was only 8 years old... but that was the first time I had cried at the ending of a movie (and the last time, until I viewed "dancer in the dark" a few months ago). Needless to say, this is a very powerful film about family, friendship, and guilt. I'm quite surprised this only has an average rating of 4.7/10 from IMDB users. This film is much better than animated films like "Fantasia" and "Shrek" which have a much higher rating from IMDB users. Sure, it's not as flashy, but it has so much more to say. I think some users are too ignorant/cold-hearted to appreciate what this film has to offer. It's not a cheesy film in the slighest. Anyone with a heart should appreciate its power.


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