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The Wind in the Willows (1995)

When three tight friends Mole, Ratty, and Badger, find out that the infamous Mr. Toad of Toad Hall has been up to no good, they must find him and change his ways for good.

Directors:

Dave Unwin, Dennis Abey

Writers:

Kenneth Grahame (from the book by), Ted Walker (adapted by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alan Bennett ... Mole (voice)
Michael Palin ... Rat (voice)
Michael Gambon ... Badger (voice)
Rik Mayall ... Toad (voice)
James Villiers ... Magistrate (voice)
Emma Chambers ... Gaoler's Daughter (voice)
Judy Cornwell ... Barge Woman (voice)
Enn Reitel ... Otter / Rabbit / Policeman / Gaoler (voice)
David Sinclair David Sinclair ... Clerk / Rabbit / Sergeant (voice)
Mark Lockyer Mark Lockyer ... Car Owner / Rabbit / Policeman / Driver / Town Crier / Chief Weasel (voice)
Vanessa Redgrave ... Grandmother (live action)
Jemima Ffyne Jemima Ffyne ... Alexandra (live action)
Jordan Hollywood Jordan Hollywood ... Emma (live action)
Tom Stourton ... Edward (live action)
Barry Foster ... Boatman (live action)
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Storyline

A mole, taken from the fever of spring, comes out of her den, starting a journey with a rat friend on the river and in the woods, where there is the den of the badger and where they spend the lethargy. When the wind blows again in the willows in spring, the three friends leave to change the frog for the better, that is very fickle. Written by luigicavaliere

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Széljárta Fűzfa meséi See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (YouTube)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Michael Palin, the voice of Rat in the film, went on to have a cameo as The Sun in Terry Jones' cinematic adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's story, The Wind in the Willows (1996) (or "Mr Toad's Wild Ride" to those in the US). See more »

Quotes

[Mr. Toad has given up his obsession with gypsy caravans and began a whole brand new obsession for motor cars in short order; after a near head on collision with a speeding motorcar]
Mole: What are we to do with him?
Rat: [takes out his pipe; curtly and through his teeth, while smoking his pipe] Nothing...
Rat: *AT* ALL!
Toad: [imitating a motorcar] Phoot!
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Wonderful
20 February 2004 | by laterosenoonvaleSee all my reviews

This version of "The Wind in the Willows" is the best one I have ever seen. It is very faithful to the book: The narrator is reading the book along, and the characters speak almost their exact lines from the book. Vannesa Redgrave as the Narrator is just lovely. Her voice is soothing and perfect to this story. If you are looking for a faithful adaptation of one of the most beautiful books ever written, check this version out. 10/10


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