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The Wind in the Willows (1983)

Toad, Rat, Mole and Badger follow animal etiquette in this version of Kenneth Grahame's classic, in stop-motion model animation.

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Complete credited cast:
Richard Pearson ... Mole (voice)
... Rat (voice)
... Toad (voice)
... Badger (voice) (as Sir Michael Hordern)
... Mrs. Carrington-Moss (voice)
Jonathan Cecil ... Reggie (voice)
Edward Kelsey ... (voice)
... Jailer's Daughter / Rosemary (voice)
Brian Trueman ... Weasel Henchman (voice)
Alan Bardsley ... (voice)
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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 caravan expedition with Toad, until Toad switches allegiance to his new car and his reckless driving makes Mole and Rat search out Badger for help in curbing Toad's profligate habits. But Toad gets away from them and gets a 20-year sentence from the magistrate for theft, reckless driving, and Gross Impertinence. While Toad works his wiles on the jailer's daughter and escapes jail dressed as a washer woman, Badger tries to guard Toad Hall from the machinations of the Weasels and is badly beaten. And it requires a plan of attack and all four comrades to regain Toad Hall. Written by Kathy Li

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27 December 1983 (UK)  »

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One of the backdrop illustrators was future Stone Roses guitarist John Squire See more »

Quotes

Toad: [having just overflown his friends in his new airplane] Ha ha! Hello you fellows!
Rat: You maniac!
Badger: LOCK HIM UP!
Mole: Toad! This time you've gone too far!
Toad: Hang motoring! This is the life!
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Connections

Version of Rip Leaving Sleepy Hollow (1896) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wind in the Willows song
Sung by Ralph McTell
music composed by 'Keith Hopwood' and Malcolm Rowe
Arranged by Brian Ibbetson
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Legendary
10 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

There is only one word for this movie: legendary! The entire cast plays their parts to perfection, especially David Jason as Toad, but overall, the whole cast of talented actors who have ideally lent their voices to this production deserve praise. They've done themselves well.


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