holiday animation The Wind in the Willows © TVC
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The Wind in the Willows

Mole, bored with the chores of Spring cleaning, decides against it and heads out into the English Countryside instead; where he comes across The River and his friend Ratty. Soon after, he is introduced to Toad of Toad Hall, whose obsessive but fickle mind has given up boating for horse carts; until he comes across an even newer, flashier and speedier means of transport: motorcars. Later, after entering the Wild Wood against Ratís advice, Mole and Rat come across Badgerís home. Inside, the three talk of Toadís reckless driving and decide that something drastic must be done to stop him, before the feckless animal ruins himself and the name of all animals.

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The Wind and the Willows is one of my favorite stories. I enjoyed the Disney version but it doesn't stick as closely to the book as this classic. Arguably, this is...
Created by: TVC
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK
Featuring the voices of:
Alan Bennett ... Mole
Michael Palin ... Ratty
Michael Gambon ... Badger
Rik Mayall ... Toad
Vanessa Redgrave ... Narrator/Grandmother
Directed by: Dave Unwin
Produced by: John Coates
Executive Producers: Jonathan Peel
Musical Score by: Colin Towns
Writing Credits: Ted Walker
Based on: The novel by Kenneth Grahame.

holiday animation The Wind in the Willows © TVCOriginally Broadcasted on Christmas Day in 1995, on CITV, the - then, it is now a separate channel - childrenís slot of the UKís ITV channel.

The movie is book-ended by brief live-action sequences; with a group of children with their storytelling grandmother sailing across - what is supposedly - the famous river of which the story is based around.

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