The Wind in the WillowsDirector: 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 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.
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- A&E Home Video
Cast & Crew
|Beryl Reid||Voice Only|
|Jonathan Cecil||Voice Only|
|Edward Kelsey||Voice Only|
|Una Stubbs||Voice Only|
|John Hambley||Executive Producer|
|Keith Hopwood||Score Composer|
|Malcolm Rowe||Score Composer|
|Rosemary Anne Sisson||Screenwriter|
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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