The Wind in the Willows (1983 film)
1983 British stop motion animated film adaptation
The Wind in the Willows is a 1983 British stop motion animated film produced by Cosgrove Hall Films for Thames Television and aired on the ITV network. The film is based on Kenneth Grahame's classic story The Wind in the Willows.
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- Toad: [flags down Reggie, the motorist] I say, I wonder if you could help me. Having a spot of bother with me car.
- Reggie: Oh? Wh-wh-what sort of bother?
- Toad: Um... em... it's the... uh... crankshaft... it's um... flat.
- Reggie: Really? Ah ha... I should be able to fix that.
- Reggie's Wife: Oh, shall I come too Reggie? [gets out of the car] Uh. Wh-wh-wh-where's your machine?
- Toad: [gestures to a spot behind him] Oh... it's over there. If you'd just take a look at it?
- Reggie: Oh c-certainly old bean. Anything for a fellow motorist. [as soon as they move away from their car, Mr. Toad gets in, puts it in gear and drives away] Oh, I say!
- [They see Mr. Toad driving down the road erratically, laughing, honking the horn]
- Reggie's Wife: Oh. Reggie.
- Mole: [after crashing his second car] You know, I really am worried about Toad.
- Rat: Oh, don't you worry. It's just another one of his passions. He'll grow out of it.
- Toad: [off in the distance] Poop-poop!
- Rat: I hope.
- Badger: Do you mean to say you don't promise never to touch a motorcar again?
- Toad: On the contrary! I faithfully promise that the first motor car I see... [puts on his driving goggles] Poop-poop!
- David Jason as Toad and Chief Weasel
- Richard Pearson as Mole
- Ian Carmichael as Rat
- Michael Hordern as Badger
- Beryl Reid as Mrs. Carrington-Moss
- Una Stubbs as the Jailer's Daughter and Rosemary
- Jonathan Cecil as Reggie, the motorist
- Brian Trueman as Henchman Weasel and Various voices
- Allan Bardsley as Alfred the Horse, The Policeman and The Jailor
- Edward Kelsey as The Engine Driver and The Clerk