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The Wind in the Willows (1987)

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.

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Kenneth Grahame (novel), Romeo Muller (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Nelson Reilly ... Mr. Toad (voice)
Roddy McDowall ... Ratty (voice)
José Ferrer ... Badger (voice)
Eddie Bracken ... Moley (voice)
Paul Frees ... Wayfarer (voice)
Bob McFadden Bob McFadden ... Magistrate (voice) (as Robert McFadden)
Ray Owens Ray Owens ... Clerk of the Court (voice)
Gerry Matthews Gerry Matthews ... Jailer (voice)
Ron Marshall Ron Marshall ... (voice)
Alice Tweedy Alice Tweedy ... Washerwoman (voice) (as Alice Tweedie)
Jeryl Jagoda ... (voice)
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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.

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It's a fun and fanciful ride with Mr. Toad at the wheel! (2015 DVD release)


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TV-G
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De Wind in de Wilgen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Final credited acting project of Paul Frees. See more »

Goofs

When Ratty dances triumphantly after partly revealing Badger's door scraper to Moley, there are a few dashes of snow on it. In the close-up shot of the door scraper, it is completely intact. When Ratty dances next to it a second time in the following shot, the dashes of snow have reappeared. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Toad: Oh... was there ever such a yachtsman as Mr. Toad?
[camera flash, followed by a puff of smoke]
Mr. Toad: Never!
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Connections

Version of Ichabod! (2004) See more »

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Messing Around In Boats
Sung by Roddy McDowall
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One of my fondest childhood memories
5 November 2007 | by dinohunterctSee all my reviews

If I could give this movie a twenty out of ten, it still wouldn't be enough. I've seen several versions of this movie, and except for this one, I didn't think they delivered. It may be that I'm biased because this is the first one I ever saw, but I really do love it. My mom taped it for me when I was three or four, and we've had the tape ever since. (I'm twenty one now.) It was always one of the items that we made sure we had all of the fifteen or so times we moved. Over the years, the quality has become slightly poor, but it is still the one thing guaranteed to make me smile. And things are looking up for my favorite tape, since a friend of mine just transferred it to DVD for me.

I know I'm redundant here, but I just can't say enough what a good movie this is. Everyone learns important lessons, that resonate with real life, and yet, it manages not to be preachy. The songs and dialogue are great, and when I'm not feeling so I hot, I often catch myself singing the title song. Add to that, that my mom calls me Badger, because I hate company, and the fact that we often say, when we're hungry that we'll eat anything but an anchovy, and you have a tiny part of the impact it's had on me for over fifteen years.

A must see if you are lucky enough to find it.


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