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

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  31 October 1997 (USA)
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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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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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Go wild in the country!


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

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

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$72,844 (USA) (31 October 1997)
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The filmmakers filmed this movie completely in sunset, but the night time scenes were digitally color corrected. See more »

Quotes

Toad: [singing] Oh, the clever men at Oxford/ knows all there is to be knowed/ but nobody knows as half as much as clever old Mr. Toad! The world's held greatest heroes/ as history books have showed/ but never a name, went down to fame/ compared to that of Toad! Oh, the army all saluted/ as he marched along the road...
The Sun: ...Was it the king or the president?...
Toad: ...No, it was Mr. Toad!
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Featured in Blue Peter: Episode dated 16 October 1996 (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Secret Of Survival
Music by John Du Prez
Lyrics by Terry Jones
Performed by Antony Sher, Robert Bathurst, Richard James, Keith-Lee Castle, Graham McTavish and chorus
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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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