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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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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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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 »

Connections

Version of The Wind in the Willows (1983) See more »

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Very enjoyable
20 February 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

This is not the best version of Kenneth Grahame's wonderful book, but it is a very enjoyable one. It is amusing and charming with memorable, quirky performance and great costume and set design.

The adaptation does look visually pleasing, with colourful costumes and sets and the scenery is beautiful. The camera work was also creative, with interesting angles. The story is still well-constructed, well-paced, fairly true in essence and has many charming interludes particularly the Piper at the Gates of Dawn sequence which was a delight to see.

The writing is also playful and witty, particularly with Toad, and the characters are still their likable selves. The acting is in general very good. Matt Lucas occasionally overdoes it, but he also seems to be enjoying himself. Bob Hoskins is a wonderful badger, while Lee Ingleby is a touching Mole and Mak Gatiss a suitably subdued and subtle Ratty. Mary Walsh is lovely too, Imelda Staunton is very amusing and while the weasels are a slight disappointment they aren't in a lot of it to distract too much.

Overall, a very enjoyable TV adaptation. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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