1985 Childrens Not Rated 94 Minutes
|Made for TV
|On 4K UHD
|November 17, 2015
Since it first appeared in 1908, Kenneth Grahame's enchanting story The Wind in the Willows has been a childhood classic. Now, in this splendidly designed musical adaptation, characters beloved for generations spring to life again, this time with six delightful songs and the voices of Charles Nelson Reilly, Roddy McDowall, Jose Ferrer, Eddie Bracken and Judy Collins performing the lovely title tune. Was there ever a creature as flamboyant as Mr. Toad (Reilly) of Toad Hill? Dressed in flashy outfits no sensible animal would wear, he's rich - but so foolish and boastful that his friends Ratty (McDowall), Badger (Ferrer) and Moley (Bracken) are frantic, and they vow to make him repent for his follies. Misadventures involving a steamboat, a gypsy caravan wagon and a Rolls Royce don't seem to wise him up... until he lands in jail and is forced to learn lessons of humility, friendship and common sense.