After Sony Pictures dumped this film after it's 1997 US theatrical release, Terry Jones struggled trying to get this film published, but no Hollywood distributor wanted to take it. That was, until in 1998, Walt Disney Home Video bought the American rights to the film, added in a few sound effects and even changed the title after the name of the rides at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" (though the Walt Disney World Version of the ride closed that same year). It was released onto VHS in 1999 and onto DVD in 2004.
During the film's USA release in the fall of 1997, Sony Pictures (as Columbia Pictures), the original theatrical distributor of the film, put this at porno theater in Times Square, New York City, according to Terry Jones, when he was filming a documentary, over there. He was told this by telephone and rushed to Times Square, only to find this out.
Michael Palin (who has a cameo as The Sun in the film) previously provided the voice of Ratty in the 1995 animated adaptation The Wind in the Willows (1995) (which this film is based on). The following year, Palin reprised the role for the sequel to the animated film, The Willows in Winter (1996).
The trivia item below may give away important plot points.
Based on a Attraction at Disneyland California was Opened with the Park in July 17th 1955 and was been changed for the New Fantasyland has re-opened in May 25th 1983, Also the Attraction at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World in Florida opens on October 1st 1971 as a Opening day attractions and Closed on September 8th 1998 was been replaced by "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" in June 1999, Also a Quick Service Hall that Serves Fish n Chips is "Toad Hall Restaurant" at Disneyland Paris.