To date, this is the best film version of the Wind in the Willows that I have ever seen. The animation simply brings the story to life, its so rich and subtle yet some scenes are so vivid, in particular the scenes with the river flowing.
Due to the loyalty to the book the characters are beliveable, and not one dimentional, the expresion of the figures are so subtle and realistic, I must thank the genius who put this together, they did Kenneth Grahame work some justice.
Thankfully it lacks the predictability of disney and it doesn't behave like a musical. The little tunes such as; "when the toad came home" are witty and distinct, the emotions carried in the tones of the voices are brilliantly contagious and just one of the films carries you through a spectrum of these.
This is a unique and very beautiful animation and it is the only animated movie that I sincerly hope in future I will be able to enjoy with my own children as all minds deserve to be enriched by this and admittedly I as an adult repeatedly enjoy.