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The Willows in Winter (1996)

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

Writers:

William Horwood (book), Ted Walker (adaptation)
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Bennett ... Mole (voice)
Michael Palin ... Rat (voice)
Michael Gambon ... Badger (voice)
Rik Mayall ... Toad (voice)
Enn Reitel ... Otter (voice)
Adrian Scarborough ... Nephew Mole (voice)
Zoot Lynam Zoot Lynam ... Portly (voice)
James Villiers James Villiers ... Magistrate (voice)
David Sinclair David Sinclair ... Gaoler / Clerk (voice)
Mark Lockyer Mark Lockyer ... Chief Weasel (voice)
Ronald Fraser ... Chief Judge (voice) (as Ronnie Fraser)
Peter Cellier ... Prendergast (voice)
Windsor Davies ... Commissioner of Police (voice)
Mike Grady ... Pilot (voice)
Simon Williams ... Bishop (voice)
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Storyline

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.

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Genres:

Family | Animation

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Weiden im Winter See more »

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Color (YouTube)| Color
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A beautifully animated cartoon.
16 October 2003 | by jack-smalesSee all my reviews

The Willows in Winter continues the story of Ratty,Mole,Toad and Badger and the other animals.We are also joined by moles nephew.Mole goes missing and the animals look for him.Toad also gets an airplane but crashes it on to someones conservatory.It turns out the persons conservatory is the judge who put him in prison in the last story.I will not give away too much of the plot and leave that for you to see what happens.

The animation in this is beautiful.It is very charming,enjoyable and funny.The character voices are well chosen,especially Rik Mayal as Toad,he is a winner.


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