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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.


Rachel Talalay


Kenneth Grahame (book), Lee Hall (adaptation)
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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


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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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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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Version of The Wind in the Willows (1987) See more »

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A classic tale is remade to effect.
20 January 2007 | by general-melchettSee all my reviews

The Wind In The Willows' latest BBC adaptation is definitely an enjoyable watch - even if it is just for Matt Lucas's depiction of Toad of Toad Hall. Some nice settings and good historical settings (this is meant to be set in the 1920s) ensure that this isn't just stupid fun for thick kids. But unfortunately, the show's main sense of humour lies in Matt Lucas' ability to make stupid noises and just generally be an idiot - a shortage of sharp wit or cruel sarcasm is a shame and ensure that this will only be fully enjoyed by lovers of Little Britain. But to be honest, this wasn't meant to be the Beeb's latest comedy breakthrough. This was made purely to entertain the family for 100 minutes. And revisiting old classic tales has always done that. There's also a bit of human emotion in the film - from Mole (or was it Badger? I don't know), who wishes he had a real home and a real family again, as testified to a number of times in the film. But as I said earlier, most people would only watch this for Matt Lucas anyway, and he's great as the massively over-the-top, scheming and barmy Toad of Toad Hall. He brings the technology-obsessed Toad to the screen with his own unique humorous signature and manages to help make these 100 minutes very enjoyable indeed. Some of it is well made (take the dream sequence with the floating boat which bordered on Lord of the Rings quality), and some of it is a bit duff (take the CG plane at the end, although this manages to help the film reach the conclusion it wanted), but it is all very fun, and the BBC have thrown a few million out of their money pot in the right direction. Some photography is neat and on the whole, this film is nice to look at. It would have been more original if the story had taken a more mature and adult twist instead of being aimed solely at the whole family - after all, Matt Lucas does specialise in adult comedy. Unfortunately, it's practically all family friendly and there ain't much to satisfy a mature audience, although some guns and fighting at the end help to keep it slightly away from PC-mush-land. But who cares? The Wind In The Willows is a family story, and with Narnia-esquire photography in parts, this will be two hours that you won't regret sitting through. And I must admit, I did chuckle when Toad pranged his car. 7/10

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