One spring, Mole decides that he can ignore the spring cleaning for a little longer, and begins a series of adventures with his new friend Rat. They go for a picnic on the riverbank, on a ... See full summary »
Based on the characters created by Kenneth Grahame, this award winning animated series follows the adventures of Mole as he leaves home to discover the world. Mole finds friendship with Rat... See full summary »
A cowardly boy who buries himself in accident statistics enters a library to escape a storm only to be transformed into an animated illustration by the Pagemaster. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real life.
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 »
Before I pass sentence, will the jury care to find him guilty?
Wait. One of those wabbits is a weasel.
No I'm not. I'm a rabbit!
[to the jury]
Is he a rabbit?
Say I'm a rabbit.
[Rabbits all nod, say "Rabbit" and stroke their long ears]
That weasel is never a wabbit!
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I've been reading the reviews of this film, and can't understand the (over) reaction to it.
This is a children's film. For children. Adults watching it who are not amused must have hearts of stone - even though it does not follow the current trend of having a subtext directed at the adult audience.
And yet, other reviewers are comparing it to Monty Python, Pink Floyd, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, John Majors pre 97 UK - et al. This is ridiculous.
It's a light hearted representation of the story which does not stick to the original text. I'm sure the author would have laughed in the right places. I've seen (a few) better films of the genre - I've seen many, many worse.
The low points?
the pet food factory plot (Why??)
The high points?
the fact the songs are very short
the costumes (an eclectic mix of modern, Victorian, Edwardian, and
Middles Ages which I think work really well).
Toad's green face paint
The steam train.
Anyway, my children, who can be deeply cynical of films like this, loved it. I laughed. End of story.
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