"Toad was always my favourite character and I've always, always wanted to play him..." Rik Mayall.
This wonderfully animated feature of The Wind in the Willows, brings the charismatic band of friends--Rat, Mole, Badger and the inimitable Toad--beautifully to the screen in this adaptation of the enchanting novel by Kenneth Grahame.
The voices of Rik Mayall as Toad, Michael Palin as Rat, Alan Bennett as Mole and Michael Gambon as Badger are joined with the superb animation techniques of some of Britain's finest artists.
Follow their adventures along the river bank and enjoy the thrill of the chase as a manic Mr Toad escapes from the police in a stolen car. Cheer on Badger and Rat as they lead the battle to reclaim Toad Hall from a band of evil weasels. Packed with comedy, fun and high drama, The Wind in the Willows is a true classic of animation--a universally loved tale brought to life.
‘Poop Poop': The Making of The Wind in the Willows, invites you into the intriguing world of the artists, producers, directors and of course the voices, who breath life into all The Wind in the Willows characters.
Award-winning producer John Coates, explains how 40,000 separate pieces of artwork are used for each half hour of film, every piece is done entirely by hand. Over 12,000 different colours and over 2,000 pencils were used by the animators. A fascinating insight into how this magnificent production was created.