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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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Geoffrey Weasel and Mole's Clock
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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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31 October 1997 (USA)  »

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

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$72,844 (USA) (31 October 1997)
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During the film's USA release in the fall of 1997, Sony Pictures (as Columbia Pictures), the original theatrical distributor of the film, put this at porno theater in Times Square, New York City, according to Terry Jones, when he was filming a documentary, over there. He was told this by telephone and rushed to Times Square, only to find this out. See more »

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Mole: Dog food factory!
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Version of Sleepy Hollow (1999) 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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