Mole, Water Rat, Badger and Mr. Toad pursue merry adventures in a charming adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's tale of animals who behave like Edwardian gentlemen in a world gone slightly mad. ... See full summary »
Badger, Rat and Mole are trying to save Toad Hall and its owner, their rich irresponsible airhead playboy friend Toad, from himself, as well as financial ruin, the court and a gang of conspiratorial weasels who have their eye on the place.
Arthur Rankin Jr.
Charles Nelson Reilly,
Based on the characters created by Kenneth Grahame, this award winning animated series follows the adventures of Mole (Richard Pearson) as he leaves home to discover the world. Mole finds ... See full summary »
This time, while building a hideaway in their new home of the Great Valley, Littlefoot and the gang rescue a mysterious egg from two scheming egg-nappers and make a starling surprise - and new friend - when the egg hatches.
Roy Allen Smith
Although Badger and Rat swapped the labels round on the barrels to make sure that the explosives were delivered to the factory, the plunger would presumably have still been wired up to the ones in Toad Hall, so there shouldn't have been any explosion at all when the Chief Weasel pressed it. See more »
[shouting at the drunk weasels]
I'm blowing up this place in ten minutes whether or not you lot are out of it!
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I've been reading the reviews of this film, and can't understand the (over) reaction to it.
This is a children's film. For children. Adults watching it who are not amused must have hearts of stone - even though it does not follow the current trend of having a subtext directed at the adult audience.
And yet, other reviewers are comparing it to Monty Python, Pink Floyd, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, John Majors pre 97 UK - et al. This is ridiculous.
It's a light hearted representation of the story which does not stick to the original text. I'm sure the author would have laughed in the right places. I've seen (a few) better films of the genre - I've seen many, many worse.
The low points?
the pet food factory plot (Why??)
The high points?
the fact the songs are very short
the costumes (an eclectic mix of modern, Victorian, Edwardian, and Middles Ages which I think work really well).
Toad's green face paint
The steam train.
Anyway, my children, who can be deeply cynical of films like this, loved it. I laughed. End of story.
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