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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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Details

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 »

Connections

Version of The Wind in the Willows (1984) See more »

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If you loved the book, you'll love this movie.
17 September 2013 | by AsifZamirSee all my reviews

Who doesn't love the storybook Wind in the Willows? Chances are, I still have the book collecting dust somewhere. It was one of my favourites's as a child, and I was excited to see a live action movie version.

Matt Lucas (as Toad) does a fantastic job. It's a heartwarming, delightful film that you will completely enjoy with your family, especially children because of the life lessons taught. Set creation was fantastically done and they stayed as true to the book as possible.

I'm grateful that they didn't use much special effects, and I understand that hard-core book fans might note appreciate the artistic interpretations taken in some instances of this film.

In conclusion, if you are a fan of the book, or if you have children, then I recommend this movie to you.


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