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

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

After Sony Pictures dumped this film after it's 1997 US theatrical release, Terry Jones struggled trying to get this film published, but no Hollywood distributor wanted to take it. That was, until in 1998, Walt Disney Home Video bought the American rights to the film, added in a few sound effects and even changed the title after the name of the rides at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" (though the Walt Disney World Version of the ride closed that same year). It was released onto VHS in 1999 and onto DVD in 2004. See more »

Quotes

Motor car salesman: Mr Toad owes me... money.
[grins]
Badger: May I make a proposition?
Motor car salesman: We're always open to a deal...
Badger: If you remove these machines forthwith, I promise not to insert one portion of them into any part of your anatomy...
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Version of The Wind in the Willows (1984) See more »

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Miracle Of Friends
Music by Dave Howman and André Jacquemin
Lyrics by Terry Jones
Performed by Rick Driscoll
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Colourful comedy fun
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Fantastic family fun sees the Python team back on top form. Director Terry Jones (Who also writes and fantastically plays the part of Green - headed pink - cheeked fly - eating fantastically funny Toad in the film) sees the film to suit all ages. We've got a touching performance from Steve Coogan as heroic/overwimpy Mole, Overcooked portrayal of Rat from Eric Idle, and excellent performance from Nicol Williamson as Badger, and really cherrie performance from Michal Palin as the Sun. But by far the best performance was Antoney Sher's portrayal of the hissable Cheif Weasel. A real feast of cherrie popcorn fodder and tounges remain firmly in cheek throughout. Highly enjoyable.


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