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Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (1996)

The Wind in the Willows (original title)
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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Stars: Richard Pearson, Peter Sallis, Michael Hordern
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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.

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weasel | mole | toad | rat | mating | See All (65) »

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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

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$72,844 (USA) (2 November 1997)

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$72,844 (USA) (2 November 1997)
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Trivia

The filmmakers filmed this movie completely in sunset, but the night time scenes were digitally color corrected. See more »

Quotes

Chief Weasel: Wait!
[presses stop button]
Chief Weasel: I've got a better recipe. Put 'em all in together.
St John Weasel: [Rat's whiskers frazzle] Oolala tres haut cuisine!
Chief Weasel: Shut Up!
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Connections

Version of The Wind in the Willows (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Miracle Of Friends
Music by Dave Howman and André Jacquemin
Lyrics by Terry Jones
Performed by Rick Driscoll
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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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