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Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (1996)

The Wind in the Willows (original title)
Mole's underground home is bought by the Weasels from wealthy landowner Mr. Toad and Mole is thrown out. He and Rat start to fight to get his home back from evil Weasels.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mole
... Rat
... Toad
... Chief Weasel
... Badger
... Mr Toad's Lawyer
... The Judge
... The Engine Driver
... The Sun
... The Car Salesman
... The Jailer's Daughter
... The Tea Lady
... St John Weasel
Don Henderson ... The Sentry
... Geoffrey Weasel and Mole's Clock
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Mole's underground home is bought by the Weasels from wealthy landowner Mr. Toad and Mole is thrown out. He and Rat start to fight to get his home back from evil Weasels.

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weasel | mole | toad | rat | mating | See All (65) »

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Go wild in the country!


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Rated PG for fanciful villainy and gunplay | See all certifications »

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31 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Mr. Toad's Wild Ride  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$72,844, 2 November 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$72,844, 2 November 1997
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Trivia

The filmmakers filmed this movie completely in sunset, but the night time scenes were digitally color corrected. See more »

Goofs

Although Badger and Rat swapped the labels round on the barrels to make sure that the explosives were delivered to the factory, the plunger would presumably have still been wired up to the ones in Toad Hall, so there shouldn't have been any explosion at all when the Chief Weasel pressed it. See more »

Quotes

Chief Weasel: [shouting at the drunk weasels] I'm blowing up this place in ten minutes whether or not you lot are out of it!
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Version of The New Misadventures of Ichabod Crane (1979) See more »

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Friends Is What We Is
Music by John Du Prez
Lyrics by Terry Jones
Performed by Terry Jones, Nicol Williamson, Steve Coogan and Eric Idle
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Not your typical Disney family film.
8 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

Although "Wind In the Willows" (released on video here in the US as "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride") is marketed as a kid's film, Monty Python fans are likely to get more out of it. The movie features Terry Jones (who wrote and directed it as well), Eric Idle, Michael Palin, and John Cleese (in a brilliant cameo as Toad's lawyer). Too bad they couldn't get Terry Gilliam on this project. The movie tells the famous children's story with the unique silliness, British humor and over-the-top delivery that we've come to expect from the Python troupe.

This is a movie that can not only be enjoyed by kids, but adults as well. Especially if they're Python fans. It won't replace your prized copy of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," but it's well-worth checking out. It's a crime that the studio did little to promote this film.


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