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Once Upon a Forest (1993)

A young mouse, mole and hedgehog risk their lives to find a cure for their badger friend, who's been poisoned by men.

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Charles Grosvenor

Writers:

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Crawford ... Cornelius (voice)
Ben Vereen ... Phineas (voice)
Ellen Blain Ellen Blain ... Abigail (voice)
Benji Gregory ... Edgar (voice) (as Ben Gregory)
Paige Gosney Paige Gosney ... Russell (voice)
Elisabeth Moss ... Michelle (voice) (as Elizabeth Moss)
Paul Eiding ... Abigail's Father (voice)
Janet Waldo ... Edgar's Mom (voice)
Susan Silo ... Russell's Mom (voice)
Will Estes ... Willy (voice) (as Will Nipper)
Charlie Adler ... Waggs (voice)
Rickey D'Shon Collins Rickey D'Shon Collins ... Bosworth (voice) (as Rickey Collins)
Angel Harper Angel Harper ... Bosworth's Mom (voice)
Don Reed ... Marshbird (voice)
Robert David Hall ... Truck Driver (voice)
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Storyline

This animated wildlife film provides an environmental friendly message that humans are a malicious, careless breed. Three cherubic little animals have to rescue their friend who has been overcome by poisonous gas. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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G | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Endangered See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$10,000,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of the deleted scenes featured the voice of Glenn Close, whose character was removed entirely from the final storyline. See more »

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When Michelle is receiving the herbs, the blanket that she wrapped up in goes from folded to unfolded and on top of her and back to being folded again. See more »

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Edgar: Come on, we'd better hurry!
Michelle: If Uncle Cornelius asks, tell him it isn't MY fault you're late!
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He's Gone/He's Back
Music by Andraé Crouch, Sandra Crouch, and James Horner
Lyrics by Andraé Crouch and Sandra Crouch
Performed by Ben Vereen
Vocal Backgrounds by The Andrae Crouch Singers
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Not for children
8 October 2011 | by seasidewandererSee all my reviews

Just do your kids a favor, and don't let them watch this at a young age.. if I remember it right its pretty traumatizing.. I haven't watched it since I was little because it scared me so bad, and I didn't even really know what was going on.. but I hated the gas killing the parents, the owl, the creepy gospel birds in the forest, the construction machines and the whole atmosphere of the movie was just creepy and dark.. I'm sure I would feel different about it now, watching it for the first time. I'm sure, IF, you're an adult you will find it a really well made cartoon.. but don't let your kids watch it unless you want that to be a lasting trauma.. :) as it stands I'm giving it 3 stars.


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