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Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (1996)
"The Wind in the Willows" (original title)

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Mole's underground home is bought by the Weasels from wealthy landowner Mr. Toad and Mole is thrown out. He and Rat start to fight to get his home back from evil Weasels.

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Mr. Toad's Lawyer
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The Sun
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The Sentry
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Geoffrey Weasel and Mole's Clock
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Storyline

Mole's underground home is bought by the Weasels from wealthy landowner Mr. Toad and Mole is thrown out. He and Rat start to fight to get his home back from evil Weasels. Written by Anonymous

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weasel | mole | rat | badger | detective | See more »

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Go wild in the country!


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Rated PG for fanciful villainy and gunplay | See all certifications »

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31 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$72,844 (USA) (31 October 1997)

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$72,844 (USA) (31 October 1997)
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Trivia

In the fall of 1996, this film flopped in the UK box office, because the participating theaters only showed this during the afternoons. See more »

Quotes

Chief Weasel: [shouting at the drunk weasels] I'm blowing up this place in ten minutes whether or not you lot are out of it!
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Version of Rip Leaving Sleepy Hollow (1896) See more »

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Messing About On The River
Music by Tony Hatch
Lyrics by Terry Jones
Performed by Eric Idle
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Sun drenched, cheery fun.
26 December 1999 | by (Bolton, England) – See all my reviews

A splendid, energetic version of one the classics of children's literature which benefits from a stellar cast of British acting talent. Aside from nearly every Python appearing to good effect, we have a touching performance from Steve Coogan as the downtrodden Mole, Anthony Sher as a hissable Chief Weasel and... well to many famous faces to mention.

What makes this version stand out is the stunning costume and production design by James Acherson. This is a caricartured version of olde England, with the animals played by cartoonish humans rather than anthromorphosised animals. The sun always shines, everything is polished and colourful. There's some subtle satire about the class system going on in the background but director Jones doesn't let that get in the way. Only the factory subplot strikes a wrong note, tending to clutter up the last half of the film but not seriously. Genuinely for children of all ages.


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