Carrington-Moss opens Toad Hall, and the weasels try to ruin the festivities. And in all of this there is to be found the yearly grand adventure: seasons changing and new avenues beckoning. I cannot say enough in praise of this series. He listens to some song welling up inside of him that is telling him that what he'd witnessed will slowly fade into a dream. After Toad insults the Court and makes a botched escape attempt, the enraged Judge gives him a hundred-year sentence in a castle dungeon.
He tosses coal at the police, but gets caught in a. And his high-Edwardian outfits, natty blazers and all, are sheer joy. Having forgotten Toad's wallet in his cell, Toad, Rat, and Mole board a. Then there's a feature, which presents the four main songs featured during the movie -- 'Messing About on the River', 'Toad's Song', 'Weasel's song' and 'Riverbanker's Song'. What I found out by now is that Cosgrove Hall really cares about making the best stories possible and that's why they have the best rendition. There is minimal scattered grain, but it is not disruptive. Even though it is credited as a children's movie, anyone will enjoy it, especially fans of Monty Python.
He is a reckless driver and funds his cars with loans from the Weasels. Toad encourages them to join them in his newly bought horse-drawn caravan. Music John Du Prez Dave Howman André Jacquemin Video Audio None English Dolby Digital 2. And for those of you who are The Wind in the Willows fans and still have not been able to get the last three seasons on this side of the big puddle, at least we can still watch them! I still have my beat-up old book and make sure that all the children of my acquaintance have a good hardback Rackham copy. The Region 2 disc is identical to the Region 4 version, so for obvious reasons both of those are considered the versions of choice. The Storm - Lost in a storm, Rat misses Badger's Birthday. The third product is The Wind in the Willows the Complete Second Series which also includes thirteen episodes.
In a premature sense of victory, Clarence and Geoffrey attempt to blow up their Chief using a birthday cake. This is time-saving compression — in the book, Mole has to meet Rat, then Toad. That version sticks much more closely to the original story and is much better for it. The films won the Best of the Fest award at the in 1998 and the WisKid Award at the in 2000. New York City, New York: The New York Times Company.
There are still another three seasons or Series, as the British call them available. There are a small number of present, but these are not too disruptive. Transfer Quality Video This transfer presented in an aspect ratio of 1. How many of us have even heard of these meadow plants, never mind seen them. And once again we see that strange and magical being dancing around on the grass and playing on its flute, its face slowly fading away through the reeds. Featurette - The Costumes A brief 2:58 look at the costumes featured in the film.
I will say that when I was younger I found the original film to be a bit slow. Shows very rough sketches of the train ride scene and how the finished product looks on the big screen. A speeding motor car frightens the horse, tipping the caravan over. In addition to Jones, other original Python members do make fleeting appearances. Summary This particular version of famous The Wind In The Willows tale is a visual treat, but something is decidedly lacking.
Later on, when he and Mole are rowing on the River again, Ratty tries to recollect the sight of that strange and wonderful creature whom he describes beautifully. My irritation at the changes in both plot and mood are lessened by some fine casting and acting. Badger, a close friend of Toad's late father who feels responsible for Toad's inheritance, decides to end Toad's with motor cars. Highly recommended for lovers of the country and of the book. In addition to a book that has sold millions of copies it has also been turned into a number of movies, of differing lengths, style and quality.
Afterwards, Toad makes a public speech swearing off motor cars and promising to be wiser and less prideful in the future. But the wily Toad will escape, steal a motorcar, crash it immediately, and go to prison for that crime. Supposedly this has been done to make the story more accessible to young American readers. I appreciate it much more as an adult. The Yuletide Entertainment - Badger produces a Christmas variety show that is nearly sabotaged.