Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

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Director: Mark Hall

Cast: Mark Hall, Richard Pearson, Ian Carmichael, David Jason

     
 

For many aficionados of Kenneth Grahames' The Wind in the Willows, the definitive film version was seen in Disney's omnibus animated feature Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949). Even so, this 1983 British adaptation is every bit as accomplished and worthwhile as the Disney film. Consisting of three short stories, each lasting about 20 minutes, the film featuresSee more details below

Overview

For many aficionados of Kenneth Grahames' The Wind in the Willows, the definitive film version was seen in Disney's omnibus animated feature Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949). Even so, this 1983 British adaptation is every bit as accomplished and worthwhile as the Disney film. Consisting of three short stories, each lasting about 20 minutes, the film features most of Grahame's beloved anthropomorphic-animal characters, specifically Toad, Rat, Badger and Mole. The animation was accomplished with a stop-motion process, reminiscent of George Pal's Puppetoons. The Wind in the Willows was directed by Mark Hall, of Count Duckula and Danger Mouse fame.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/2004
UPC:
0733961714500
Original Release:
1983
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Time:
1:18:00
Sales rank:
35,168

Special Features

Interview with Brian Cosgrove; Toad's Road trivia game; Photo gallery; Character descriptions; Interactive menus; Scene selection

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [1:56]
2. Mr. Mole's House Proud [4:55]
3. Messing About in Boats [9:50]
4. A Life of Ease [5:12]
5. Poop, Poop - The Poetry of Motion [4:36]
6. In Search of Badger [7:52]
7. Straightening Out Toad [7:00]
8. A Run-In With the Law [3:31]
9. Homesick Mole [5:43]
10. Crime and Punishment [6:30]
11. The Escape [4:49]
12. The Loss of Toad Hall [8:45]
13. The Fight for Toad Hall [5:53]
14. Credits [2:00]

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