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Once Upon a Forest (1993)

A young mouse, mole and hedgehog risk their lives to find a cure for their badger friend, who's been poisoned by men.

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Charles Grosvenor

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Crawford ... Cornelius (voice)
Ben Vereen ... Phineas (voice)
Ellen Blain Ellen Blain ... Abigail (voice)
Benji Gregory ... Edgar (voice) (as Ben Gregory)
Paige Gosney Paige Gosney ... Russell (voice)
Elisabeth Moss ... Michelle (voice) (as Elizabeth Moss)
Paul Eiding ... Abigail's Father (voice)
Janet Waldo ... Edgar's Mom (voice)
Susan Silo ... Russell's Mom (voice)
Will Estes ... Willy (voice) (as Will Nipper)
Charlie Adler ... Waggs (voice)
Rickey D'Shon Collins Rickey D'Shon Collins ... Bosworth (voice) (as Rickey Collins)
Angel Harper Angel Harper ... Bosworth's Mom (voice)
Don Reed Don Reed ... Marshbird (voice)
Robert David Hall ... Truck Driver (voice)
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Storyline

This animated wildlife film provides an environmental friendly message that humans are a malicious, careless breed. Three cherubic little animals have to rescue their friend who has been overcome by poisonous gas. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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An Adventurous Race Against Time! See more »


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G | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Endangered See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,206,251, 20 June 1993

Gross USA:

$6,582,052

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,582,052
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Crawford has stated he had a terrible time singing the song "Please Wake Up" as it was a grown-up singing to a child who was on the verge of dying. He had to struggle not to cry while recording. See more »

Goofs

Edgar loses his scarf, and just before they go to sleep, after Michelle has been taken care of, his scarf is back around his neck. See more »

Quotes

Cornelius: Oh dear heavens, not here.
Michelle: What happened? Where is everyone? MOMMY! DADDY!
Cornelius: Michelle!
[to Furlings]
Cornelius: We must stop her! It's not safe!
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Soundtracks

Please Wake Up
Written by James Horner
Lyrics by Will Jennings, Michael Tavera, Kelly Ward, and Mark Young
Performed by Michael Crawford
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Not for children
8 October 2011 | by seasidewandererSee all my reviews

Just do your kids a favor, and don't let them watch this at a young age.. if I remember it right its pretty traumatizing.. I haven't watched it since I was little because it scared me so bad, and I didn't even really know what was going on.. but I hated the gas killing the parents, the owl, the creepy gospel birds in the forest, the construction machines and the whole atmosphere of the movie was just creepy and dark.. I'm sure I would feel different about it now, watching it for the first time. I'm sure, IF, you're an adult you will find it a really well made cartoon.. but don't let your kids watch it unless you want that to be a lasting trauma.. :) as it stands I'm giving it 3 stars.


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