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The Wind In The Willows [DVD]

Richard Pearson , Peter Sallis , Mark Hall    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Richard Pearson, Peter Sallis, Michael Hordern, David Jason, Ian Carmichael
  • Directors: Mark Hall
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Fremantle
  • DVD Release Date: 8 April 2002
  • Run Time: 78 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004VVR3
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,490 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Animated version of Kenneth Grahame's much-loved children's tale. Badger, Ratty and Mole are the woodland and river-dwelling creatures who enjoy a simple, settled existence in the English countryside. However, their brash and egotistical friend, Toad, is renowned for his passing fads and expensive but short-lived enthusiasms. When Toad develops a passion for motor cars, his resultant debts force him to sell his ancestral home, Toad Hall, to the cunning and conniving weasels!

From the Back Cover

In this unique film, the award-winning animators of Cosgrove Halls have brought Kenneth Grahame's characters, Badger, Mole, Ratty and the flamboyant Toad of Toad Hall, magically to life in a beautiful Edwardian country scene. Join these four lively characters in a wonderful production that captures all the fun and enchantment of a fairy tale adventure. With voices by David Jason, Michael Holden, Ian Carmichael, Una Stubbs, Beryl Reid and Richard Pearson.

Customer Reviews

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful... spellbinding 19 Oct 2011
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I first watched this film when I was 5 years old and now (28 years on) as a mother to a 4 year old I can still see the beauty in it. The music, the actors, the way it is shot - they combine to make a wonderful story come to life in the most spellbinding way. To hear David Jason give life to a range of characters is a joy.

The pace is so different to cartoons - but makes it all the better for that. My son loves Mickey Mouse but watched The Wind in the Willows one grim afternoon openmouthed, waiting for the next bit of the story. It's totally captured his imagination and he keeps asking about Mr Mole, Mr Toad and if we can go to the Wild Wood someday.

I'm not one for gushing, but I love this film.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the Best 15 Feb 2003
Stop motion animation doesn't get better than this exquisitely rendered Edwardian-era jewel. Flawlessly acted by a wonderful cast, this is the definitive Rat, Mole, Badger and, of course, the irrepressible Toad. Wind in the Willows is one of the cosiest and most comforting books ever written, and this version is wonderfully true to the original. It has enchanted every child in my family and delighted the adults as well.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wind in the Willows 6 Aug 2010
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DVD Wind in the Willows

I had this on videotape when my children were small, and it entertained for hours.
I read it as a solitary child, - over and over again, and I found this version with David Jason & co did the stories justice like no other form.
I love it still, and will have it ready for when my children's children are ready.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you liked the book, you'll love this. 3 April 2001
Wind in the Willows is one of the most enchanting childrens books ever written, and though it has been around for years now, it has lost none of its original charm and appeal. This film version is indeed the book come to life, with captivating animation that children and adults alike will appreciate and love. The character's personalities will make you believe they are real, and transport you to a land of make believe, so you can escape along with your children to this magical place of talking toads who ride around in automobiles... A must for every child's collection.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly Entertaining 8 Aug 2003
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I loved it as a child, and it hadn't aged when I bought it on DVD as a adult. The picture quality is pretty good and some effort appears to have gone into the additional features on the disk, which is unusual for DVD's so early on the life of the format. As for the feature itself, the humour is very very good, the narrative so well written, a wonderful collection of characters, and excellent animation. What more could we ask for? True all round entertainment that everyone should be given the chance to see at least once.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars animation artwork with a heart of gold 26 Mar 2007
This is the most exquisite animated film I've ever seen. The story is full of eccentricity and tolerance, the animations true to the illustrated book, and the background scenery is beautifully designed. It is full of humour and wit, and leaves you with a smile on your face. It is great for kids, but adults will see their friends and relatives portrayed in caricature and enjoy it just as much on a different level.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wind in the willows 28 May 2010
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Simply the most perfect and accurate film of a charming book. A total joy that has not dated.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars follow my voice wherever it leads... 30 Jan 2010
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Before it became a Wallace-and-Gromit ghetto, model animation was pioneered by Cosgrove Hall - and this is arguably their magnum opus. Beautifully produced, lovingly detailed, with a great vocal cast and classy score, it has the nerve to stick closely to the book. As a result it is the best screen version by miles and, in my opinion, likely to remain so.

Some kids may find it a bit slow by today's standards; but if they stick with it, they may just discover that not everything has to be frenetic to be enjoyable. If not, what the heck - like the book, it's probably as good (if not better) for grown-ups.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the book.
I can't comment because I bought this for my friend's daughter's Christmas present. I haven't had feedback from her yet.
Published 23 days ago by Mendip Queen
3.0 out of 5 stars Wallow in the Willows.
Childhood revisited. Great for me the rest of the family wre not amused again. But this was for me not them.
Published 24 days ago by Mr. T. W. Mccartney
4.0 out of 5 stars An extract of the serie
This is an extract during an hour of the serie : "The wind in the willows". There is an amusing story in it, but the next is to see the complete serie of the story. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Tahnna
5.0 out of 5 stars dvd
I refuse to write so much for each little object and do will cut and paste this into each section to avoid having to retype endlessly.
Published 4 months ago by janet quick
5.0 out of 5 stars Memories
Watching this took me right back to my childhood. Loved it then, love it now. So brilliant for its time and David Jason as the toad is pure genius, so funny.
Published 4 months ago by NICOLA C. EGGLETON
5.0 out of 5 stars wind in the willows dvd
just what I wanted for the grandchildren, sitting with them watching it was perfect, giving them memories for a lifetime
Published 5 months ago by norman goodman
5.0 out of 5 stars great
I am a activity co+ordinator for a nursing home. The residents really loved this took them back to when they were younger
Published 5 months ago by Pearl
5.0 out of 5 stars present
bought this for parent that loved to watch it years ago, still good family film, would recommend it to others
Published 6 months ago by Oldspice
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
My grandchildren absolutely love it! Every time we see them they always ask to see it. My grandchildren are aged 5 and 6.
Published 6 months ago by Christina Ward
5.0 out of 5 stars replaced vhs version
rather dated animation now, though great in its day!! good storyline, colourful characters with superb casting for animal voices! Read more
Published 7 months ago by loo
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