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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.

Directors:

Dave Unwin, Dennis Abey

Writers:

William Horwood (book), Ted Walker (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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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 ... 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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Badger: [after seeing Toad recklessly flying the plane] Scoundrel! Wretched, raving irresponsible animal!
[banging his cane at the plane]
Badger: You should be horse-whipped! Get down at once!
[noticing Toad in the pilot outfit]
Badger: And take off that ridiculous outfit!
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A continuation of Wind in the Willows that is perfect in every way
10 August 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

After the fantastic Wind in the Willows, The Willows in Winter was a wonderful continuation, with all the charm and likability of its predecessor. The animation was just stunning, and so was the music. The story(which was a great idea) and script were engaging, and the film is made memorable chiefly by its characters. The voice cast was perfectly refreshing, Rik Mayall reprising his role as Toad, and he was hilarious, but Alan Bennett, Michael Gambon and Michael Palin were also brilliant. And lovely narration from Vanessa Redgrave. On the whole, not quite as good as its predecessor, but beautiful and engaging nonetheless. 10/10 Bethany Cox.


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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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