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 »
Badger, Rat and Mole are trying to save Toad Hall and its owner, their rich irresponsible airhead playboy friend Toad, from himself, as well as financial ruin, the court and a gang of conspiratorial weasels who have their eye on the place.
Arthur Rankin Jr.
Charles Nelson Reilly,
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 »
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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