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The Wind in the Willows (1949)

Disney "Mini-Classic" version of the tale. First released as a double-feature: The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.

Directors:

James Algar, Jack Kinney

Writers:

Kenneth Grahame (novel), Winston Hibler (story) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Basil Rathbone ... Narrator (voice)
Eric Blore ... J. Thaddeus Toad (voice)
J. Pat O'Malley ... Cyril Proudbottom (voice)
John McLeish John McLeish ... Prosecutor (voice) (as John Ployardt)
Colin Campbell Colin Campbell ... Mole (voice)
Campbell Grant Campbell Grant ... Angus MacBadger (voice)
Claud Allister ... Rat (voice)
Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires ... Additional voices (voice) (as The Rhythmaires)
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Disney "Mini-Classic" version of the tale. First released as a double-feature: The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.

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Trivia

Angus MacBadger tells Ratty and Mole that something has to be done about Toad as he's spending too much money. This was a sly dig at Roy O. Disney who was always complaining to the animators about his brother Walt Disney for spending too much money. See more »

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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Stakeout (1990) See more »

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Worthwhile 30 minute or so cartoon based on a great book
30 March 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

While the story does drag in places, this is a lively and cute animated cartoon based on a truly great book. It mayn't be the best adaptation of the book, that goes to the animated film with Rik Mayall as the voice of Toad, but it is so worthwhile. It is for one thing lovingly animated, with some beautiful backgrounds and lovely colours. The music is also terrific, with some lyrical, rousing and fun themes that are certainly memorable. The story while understandably condensed is still effective, and the scripting is good. The voice acting is very expressive, with Basil Rathbone who I best know as Sherlock Holmes brilliant as the narrator and Eric Blore a lot of fun as Toad, who is just as rascally as he is in the book. I also liked Badger, the gruff and firm character who in the book tries to make Toad change his ways and Cyril, the horse. Plus the courtroom scene is hilarious. Overall, a fun and worthwhile cartoon. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Madcap Adventures of Mr. Toad See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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