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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.

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 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 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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Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1983 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Det susar i säven See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The motto on the flag flying at Toad Hall is Semper Bufo which is Latin for Always Toad. See more »

Quotes

Mole: [after crashing his second car] You know, I really am worried about Toad.
Rat: Oh, don't you worry. It's just another one of his passions. He'll grow out of it.
Toad: [off in the distance] Poop-poop!
Rat: I hope.
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Connections

Version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1972) 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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17 October 1999 | by RJ-21See all my reviews

There have been several versions of The Wind in the Willows, and this is, without a doubt, the best of them. Everything about is wonderful. It has magnificent animation and looks beautiful, and is written and played excellently. This is as good as movies get.


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