In 1983, the prolific studio Cosgrove Hall released a stop-motion animation film based on Kenneth Grahame's classic 1908 story The Wind in the Willows . The film won several awards ... and even more hearts. Children loved the engaging plot and unforgettable characters, and adult Willows fans appreciated the film's high production values and reasonable authenticity to Grahame's story.
Between 1984 and 1990, five series of The Wind in the Willows were produced by the studio, providing a platform for ongoing adventures for the characters. The same highly-effective animation technique of latex puppets containing an articulate metal skeleton was utilised for the series.
A second feature-length film entitled A Tale Of Two Toads was released in 1989.
In October 2008 The Wind in the Willows - The Complete Collection was released, an 11 DVD set containing all five television series and both films. Prior to the release of this box set, only series 1 and 2 and selected episodes from series 3 had been available on DVD.
This first series of The Wind in the Willows comprises the following thirteen episodes:
01. The Further Adventures of Toad
02. The Kidnapping of Toad
03. The Ghost at Mole End
04. The Great Steamer
05. Buried Treasure
06. Mole's Cousin
07. The Grand Annual Show
08. The Open Road Again
09. Wayfarers All
10. The Weasels' Trap
11. Burglary at Toad Hall
12. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
13. The Yuletide Entertainment
Primary voices are provided by:
David Jason as Mr Toad
Richard Pearson as Mole
Peter Sallis as Ratty
Sir Michael Hordern as Badger
Ian Carmichael as the narrator
Length: Approximately 20 minutes each
File size: Around 220 MB each
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