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The Wind in the Willows (1983)

Toad (David Jason), Rat (Ian Carmichael), Mole (Richard Pearson), and Badger (Sir Michael Hordern) follow animal etiquette in this version of Kenneth Grahame's classic, in stop-motion model animation.

Director:

Mark Hall

Writers:

Rosemary Anne Sisson (adaptation), Kenneth Grahame (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Pearson ... Mole (voice)
Ian Carmichael ... Rat (voice)
David Jason ... Toad (voice)
Michael Hordern ... Badger (voice) (as Sir Michael Hordern)
Beryl Reid ... Mrs. Carrington-Moss (voice)
Jonathan Cecil ... Reggie (voice)
Edward Kelsey Edward Kelsey ... (voice)
Una Stubbs ... Jailer's Daughter / Rosemary (voice)
Brian Trueman Brian Trueman ... Weasel Henchman (voice)
Alan Bardsley Alan Bardsley ... (voice)
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Storyline

One spring, Mole (Richard Pearson) decides that he can ignore the spring cleaning for a little longer, and begins a series of adventures with his new friend Rat (Ian Carmichael). They go for a picnic on the riverbank, on a caravan expedition with Toad (David Jason), until Toad switches allegiance to his new car and his reckless driving makes Mole and Rat search out Badger (Sir Michael Hordern) for help in curbing Toad's profligate habits. But Toad gets away from them and gets a twenty-year sentence from the magistrate for theft, reckless driving, and Gross Impertinence. While Toad works his wiles on the jailer's daughter and escapes from 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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Trivia

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

Quotes

Reggie: [giving his statement to the Police Office about his stolen car] A fellow there flagged me down, cobbled a story about a "flat crankshaft." Well, so I help a fellow motorist, go out, galloped away! Th-the chap's a damn frog!
Toad: [hears noises. All three turn to see Toad in Reggie's car, still honking the horn and making car noises] Poop-poop!
Reggie: I say!
Toad: [Toad roars past, knocking the police officer and his bicycle over, and Reggie into the arms of his wife] Wha-wha-hey hey-hey!
[to the officer]
Toad: Fat face!
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Connections

Version of Wind in the Willows (1988) 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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Aesop and Starewitch in the willows
15 February 2019 | by luigicavaliereSee all my reviews

Aesop relives in the characters of " The Wind in the willow". The animal speak and behave as humans. The mole represents the good man that want goes out to see the world. The rat is the good friend and the rate is the discharged man. The toad is the personification of volubility, that can be dangerous and hasty. The stop motion derived from the pioneer Wladislaw Starewitch , that in common had the fabulous size , the prosopopea and use of the puppets.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Det susar i säven See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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