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The Wind in the Willows (2006)

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

Writers:

Kenneth Grahame (book), Lee Hall (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Lucas ... Toad
Mark Gatiss ... Rat
Lee Ingleby ... Mole
Bob Hoskins ... Badger
Imelda Staunton ... Barge Lady
Jim Carter ... Engine Driver
Anna Maxwell Martin ... Gaoler's Daughter
Mary Walsh ... Washerwoman
Michael Murphy ... Judge
Alex Macqueen ... Clerk (as Alex MacQueen)
Emil Hostina ... Mr. Tweed
Alexandra Pirici ... Mrs. Tweed
Radu Andrei Micu ... Chief Weasel
Andrei Avrinte Andrei Avrinte ... Hedgehog
Christian Vlad Christian Vlad ... Hedgehog
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Storyline

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

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Country:

UK | Canada | Romania

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 2006 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Békavári uraság - Az új kaland See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The film was released exactly 10 years after Terry Jones' adaptation of the Kenneth Grahame novel, which follow the same concept as this film: A live action adaptation where the animal characters are played by humans wearing representative costumes. See more »

Goofs

When Toad steals the horse from the Barge woman, the horse has no saddle. When Toad is thrown from the horse moments later, the horse has a saddle. See more »

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Version of Sleepy Hollow (2013) See more »

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"Very enjoyable to anyone who loves this classic story!"
17 January 2008 | by simon-trekSee all my reviews

Wind in the willows in one of my all time favorite stories. I loved this story when I was a child, and this movie reminded me of how much I loved this story.

This movie appeared on Australian television just before Christmas Eve. This movie has a great cast including Matt Lucas as Toad, Mark Gatiss as Ratty, Lee Ingleby as Mole, and Bob Hoskins as Badger.

But this isn't the first live-action of Wind in the Willows. You may recall that there was a previous live-action film version of The Wind In The Willows that was released in cinemas. This film was released back in 1997 and it starred Steve Coogan as Mole, Eric Idle as Ratty, Terry Jones as Toad, Nicol Williamson as Badger, and Anthony Sher as the Chief Weasel. But this previous live-action film was a parody of Wind in the Willows. While this TV movie is very loyal to Kenneth Graham's original story. It has many of the same scenes and the same quotes that were in the book and it even has Toad's conceited songs. So I certainly enjoyed this movie and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves the book.


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