11 user 2 critic

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.


Dave Unwin, Dennis Abey


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

On Disc

at Amazon

2 wins. See more awards »


Learn more

More Like This 

The Willows in Winter (TV Movie 1996)
Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Mole disappears while answering what he thinks is an urgent summons from Rat, forcing Badger to enlist Toad and his new airplane in a frantic search party.

Director: Dave Unwin
Stars: Alan Bennett, Michael Palin, Michael Gambon
The Wind in the Willows I (TV Movie 1983)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Toad, Rat, Mole and Badger follow animal etiquette in this version of Kenneth Grahame's classic, in stop-motion model animation.

Director: Mark Hall
Stars: Richard Pearson, Ian Carmichael, David Jason
The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie 1987)
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Charles Nelson Reilly, Roddy McDowall, José Ferrer
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

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.

Director: Terry Jones
Stars: Steve Coogan, Eric Idle, Terry Jones
Wind in the Willows (TV Movie 1988)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Mole, Water Rat, Badger and Mr. Toad pursue merry adventures in a charming adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's tale of animals who behave like Edwardian gentlemen in a world gone slightly mad. ... See full summary »

Stars: Caz Adams, John Derum, Wallas Eaton
The Wind in the Willows (1984–1988)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Based on the characters created by Kenneth Grahame, this award winning animated series follows the adventures of Mole as he leaves home to discover the world. Mole finds friendship with Rat... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Pearson, Peter Sallis, Michael Hordern
The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie 2006)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Rat, Mole and Badger try to curb Mr. Toad's wild ways before he ruins himself and the other animals of the forest.

Director: Rachel Talalay
Stars: Matt Lucas, Mark Gatiss, Lee Ingleby
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

An animated series, telling the story of many beloved Beatrix Potter characters.

Stars: Niamh Cusack, Enn Reitel, Sheila Steafel
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Disney "Mini-Classic" version of the tale. First released as a double-feature: The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.

Directors: James Algar, Jack Kinney
Stars: Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore, J. Pat O'Malley
The Wind in the Willows II (TV Movie 1983)
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: John Driver
Stars: Julee Cruise, John Allen, George Muschamp


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)


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Animation | Family







Release Date:

16 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Széljárta Fűzfa meséi See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Color (YouTube)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


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 »


[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!
See more »


Version of Andrew Sawyer's Ichabod (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

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

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed