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The Wind in the Willows [DVD] [1987]

  • SKU: 29889504
  • Release Date: 11/10/2015
  • Rating: NR
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Synopsis


    The Wind in the Willows
    Completed in 1985, Rankin/Bass' feature-length cartoon version of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows had its network debut delayed several times; the film finally premiered on July 5, 1987. This adaptation of the 1908 Grahame story was more faithful to the source that the enjoyable but overly slick 1949 Disney version, Ichabod and Mr. Toad (ironically, the Rankin/Bass version was shown in the time slot normally occupied by ABC's Disney Sunday Movie). This lighthearted tale of the foolish Mr. Toad and the attempts by his anthropomorphic animal friends to keep Toad from making a fool of himself was wonderfully brought to life by the whimsically epicene voice work of Charles Nelson Reilly (as Toad), Roddy McDowall, José Ferrer, and Eddie Bracken. The film's character design and background art brilliantly evoke the spirit of Kenneth Grahame's original illustrations. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


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      Paul H. Frees
    • Charles Nelson Reilly
      Charles Nelson Reilly - Toad
    • Eddie Bracken
      Eddie Bracken
    • Roddy McDowall
      Roddy McDowall
    • Ian Carmichael
      Ian Carmichael



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Childhood Favorite

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      Patti
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      This movie has been a favorite in my family for almost 30 years. I was so happy to find it online that I ordered multiple copies for everyone in my family. The picture quality of this DVD is great, and certainly much better than our original VHS tape that was recorded from the TV. We also discovered a couple new scenes we'd never seen before due to TV editing. So, bonus! Thanks for a piece of my childhood!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Possibly the best adaption of the classic book

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      Samuel
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      This movie was one of the defining gems of my childhood. With fluid animation and an artstyle that captured the book, it combined with catchy and amazing musical pieces performed by its all-star cast. Whether you're a fan of the book or a Rankin/Bass lover, there's a lot to enjoy with this animated marvel.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Memory lane

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      Bowtiefather
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      We grew up watching this movie. We are excited to share this memory with our 6 year old

      I would recommend this to a friend


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