History Literature / TheWindInTheWillows

18th Feb '17 3:37:06 PM themisterfree
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* There was another animated version by Creator/RankinBassProductions, that is sometimes [[AllAnimationIsDisney mistaken for a Disney movie]].

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* There was another animated version by Creator/RankinBassProductions, that is sometimes [[AllAnimationIsDisney mistaken for a Disney movie]]. This version aired in 1987 on Creator/{{ABC}} and featured [[Series/MatchGame Charles Nelson Reilly]] as Mr. Toad.
1st Feb '17 1:20:20 PM Geoduck
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* GilliganCut: Toad steals a motorcar and roars off in triumphant splendor. Cut to him in court being sentenced to twenty years in prison.
24th Jan '17 11:51:19 PM PaulA
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* BigBallOfViolence: In the 1987 made-for-tv animated film version by Rankin-Bass. When Toad was briefed about what happened to Toad Hall while he was in prison, he went into a big rant over it, prompting Badger to order Ratty and Mole to restrain him, resulting in the Big Ball of Violence.


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* FootnoteFever: The American edition of Jacqueline Kelly's ''Return to the Willows'' has a number of footnotes to explain British terms, but there are a number of other footnotes, including one explaining the concept of life not being fair, and another directing readers back to the previous footnote when Mr. Toad complains to himself about how unfair things are.
24th Jan '17 9:14:43 PM PaulA
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** ''WesternAnimation/{{The Willows in Winter|1996}}'' (TVC, 1996)
24th Jan '17 8:55:42 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/{{The Wind in the Willows|1996}}'' (live action, 1996)



* ChekhovsGun: Toad's tongue in the Terry Jones version. At first it's just an amusing FurryReminder (he uses it to eat a dragonfly), later he uses it to help him escape over a high prison wall.
* CommunityThreateningConstruction:
** In the Live-Action film directed by Terry Jones, the weasels tear up the field where Mole lives in order to build a dog-food factory, and their grand plan is to dynamite the ancestral stately home Toad Hall and replace it with an abattoir. [[spoiler:Their plan is foiled by Rat switching the dynamite with a shipment of bones destined for the factory, resulting in the weasels accidently blowing up the factory.]]
** The Cosgrove Hall tv series had a season long arc about a railway being built through the forest most of the animals called home.
* ImpoverishedPatrician: Toad tends to be a borderline example in some adaptations, since the book mentions he's rich but not a millionaire. The Terry Jones version has him financing his motor car habit by getting loans from the Weasels. The 2006 BBC Adaptation had Toad ''selling his chairs'' to pay for a car. The Cosgrove Hall TV Show often had Toad fall for some con the Weasels cooked up so he would have to give them Toad Hall as payment. In ''The Willows in Winter'' he actually does lose his fortune [[spoiler: and Toad Hall in a fire, until he finds out that his American cousin left him a fortune.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: Toad's tongue in the Terry Jones version. At first it's just an amusing FurryReminder (he uses it to eat a dragonfly), later he uses it to help him escape over a high prison wall.
* CommunityThreateningConstruction:
** In the Live-Action film directed by Terry Jones, the weasels tear up the field where Mole lives in order to build a dog-food factory, and their grand plan is to dynamite the ancestral stately home Toad Hall and replace it with an abattoir. [[spoiler:Their plan is foiled by Rat switching the dynamite with a shipment of bones destined for the factory, resulting in the weasels accidently blowing up the factory.]]
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CommunityThreateningConstruction: The Cosgrove Hall tv series had a season long arc about a railway being built through the forest most of the animals called home.
* ImpoverishedPatrician: Toad tends to be a borderline example in some adaptations, since the book mentions he's rich but not a millionaire. The Terry Jones version has him financing his motor car habit by getting loans from the Weasels. The 2006 BBC Adaptation had Toad ''selling his chairs'' to pay for a car. The Cosgrove Hall TV Show often had Toad fall for some con the Weasels cooked up so he would have to give them Toad Hall as payment. In ''The Willows in Winter'' he actually does lose his fortune [[spoiler: and Toad Hall in a fire, until he finds out that his American cousin left him a fortune.]]



* MasterOfIllusion: The Weasels in the Terry Jones version, at least in their villain song.
-->'''Weasels''': Are we real? Perhaps we ''aren't!''
* MrExposition: St John (one of the weasels) in the Terry Jones version.
* SelfDisposingVillain: In the Terry Jones version, the Weasels begin double-crossing each other just as the heroes arrive and enter the fray. The villains do such a good job beating each other up, the heroes decide to spend the fight singing instead.
** The Chief Weasel also blows himself up, but only because Rat switched the labels on their explosives earlier in the film.
* TookALevelInBadass: The Terry Jones version is cheesy for the most part, until the weasels start [[VillainSong singing.]]
* VillainSong: The Weasels get an awesome one in the Terry Jones [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_TbgMUx9OA version]].
24th Jan '17 8:29:50 PM PaulA
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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Most adaptations keep Ratty's personality pretty much the same (a concerned but really laid back and easygoing going fellow), but Disney's version turns him into a stuffy and proper Englishman (but still a fine fellow indeed).



* MacguffinMelee: The climax of Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad, in which the characters fight over possession of the deed to Toad Hall.
24th Jan '17 8:26:20 PM PaulA
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!!This novel and its various adaptations contain examples of:

* AdaptationExpansion: Pretty much every adaptation, even the most faithful ones, add a scene at the end where Toad shows signs of slipping back into his old ways by buying an aeroplane.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Most adaptations keep Ratty's personality pretty much the same (a concerned but really laid back and easygoing going fellow), but Disney's version turns him into a stuffy and proper Englishman (but still a fine fellow indeed).

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!!This novel and its various adaptations contain contains examples of:

* AdaptationExpansion: Pretty much every adaptation, even the most faithful ones, add a scene at the end where Toad shows signs of slipping back into his old ways by buying an aeroplane.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Most adaptations keep Ratty's personality pretty much the same (a concerned but really laid back and easygoing going fellow), but Disney's version turns him into a stuffy and proper Englishman (but still a fine fellow indeed).
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Toad is convicted for stealing a motor-car, dangerous driving and cheeking the police. Ironically, the Clerk is more lenient with the first two crimes. Although never revealed (though some adaptations do), Toad's cheek is clearly indicated as "imaginative" and "gross impertinence". Given his flamboyant, conceited attitude, it's not hard to believe.
* AscendedExtra: Otter is promoted from "most major of the minor characters" to a full fledged major character in the sequels. In Jacqueline Kelly's sequel Return to the Willows the "small, bedraggled weasel" who volunteered to deliver the invitations to Toad's banquet is a major character (His name is "Sammy").
* TheBabyOfTheBunch: Mole in sometimes treated as such in some adaptations, usually due to Mole being often portrayed in said adaptations as more naive and wide-eyed compared to the rest of the cast.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Toad is convicted for stealing a motor-car, dangerous driving and cheeking the police. Ironically, the Clerk is more lenient with the first two crimes. Although never revealed (though some adaptations do), specified, Toad's cheek is clearly indicated described as "imaginative" and "gross impertinence". Given his flamboyant, conceited attitude, it's not hard to believe.
* AscendedExtra: Otter is promoted from "most major of the minor characters" to a full fledged major character in the sequels. In Jacqueline Kelly's sequel Return to the Willows the "small, bedraggled weasel" who volunteered to deliver the invitations to Toad's banquet is a major character (His name is "Sammy").
* TheBabyOfTheBunch: Mole in sometimes treated as such in some adaptations, usually due to Mole being often portrayed in said adaptations as more naive and wide-eyed compared to the rest of the cast.
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* {{Bowdlerize}}: Some "Young Reader" adaptations of the book change Toad's imitation of a car horn from "poop-poop!" to "beep-beep!"



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: For the sequels by William Horwood, the main characters have slightly changed personalities. Toad's been hit with some CharacterExaggeration and become even more egotistical and ridiculous (though with frequent bursts of extravagant generosity), while Ratty's become a spiritualist of some sort who talks to the river. Only Mole remains more or less the same.
* ChekhovsGun: Toad's tongue in the Terry Jones version. At first it's just an amusing FurryReminder (he uses it to eat a dragonfly), later he uses it to help him escape over a high prison wall.



* CommunityThreateningConstruction: In the Live-Action film directed by Terry Jones, the weasels tear up the field where Mole lives in order to build a dog-food factory, and their grand plan is to dynamite the ancestral stately home Toad Hall and replace it with an abattoir. [[spoiler:Their plan is foiled by Rat switching the dynamite with a shipment of bones destined for the factory, resulting in the weasels accidently blowing up the factory.]]
** The Cosgrove Hall tv series had a season long arc about a railway being built through the forest most of the animals called home.



* ImpoverishedPatrician: Toad tends to be a borderline example in some adaptations, since the book mentions he's rich but not a millionaire. The Terry Jones version has him financing his motor car habit by getting loans from the Weasels. The 2006 BBC Adaptation had Toad ''selling his chairs'' to pay for a car. The Cosgrove Hall TV Show often had Toad fall for some con the Weasels cooked up so he would have to give them Toad Hall as payment. In ''The Willows in Winter'' he actually does lose his fortune [[spoiler: and Toad Hall in a fire, until he finds out that his American cousin left him a fortune.]]
* LargeHam: Mr. Toad is usually played as this in any adaptation.
* {{Leitmotif}}: In the TV series, each character, e.g. Mole, Toad, has a certain musical theme.



* MacguffinMelee: The climax of Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad, in which the characters fight over possession of the deed to Toad Hall.
* MasterOfIllusion: The Weasels in the Terry Jones version, at least in their villain song.
-->'''Weasels''': Are we real? Perhaps we ''aren't!''
* MrExposition: St John (one of the weasels) in the Terry Jones version.



* SelfDisposingVillain: In the Terry Jones version, the Weasels begin double-crossing each other just as the heroes arrive and enter the fray. The villains do such a good job beating each other up, the heroes decide to spend the fight singing instead.
** The Chief Weasel also blows himself up, but only because Rat switched the labels on their explosives earlier in the film.



* TookALevelInBadass: The Terry Jones version is cheesy for the most part, until the weasels start [[VillainSong singing.]]



* VillainSong: The Weasels get an awesome one in the Terry Jones [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_TbgMUx9OA version]].


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!!Adaptations with their own pages include:

* ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad'' (Disney, 1949)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{The Wind in the Willows|1983}}'' (Cosgrove Hall, 1983-1988)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{The Wind in the Willows|1995}}'' (TVC, 1995)

!!Other adaptations (including sequels by other authors) contain examples of:

* AdaptationExpansion: Pretty much every adaptation, even the most faithful ones, add a scene at the end where Toad shows signs of slipping back into his old ways by buying an aeroplane.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Most adaptations keep Ratty's personality pretty much the same (a concerned but really laid back and easygoing going fellow), but Disney's version turns him into a stuffy and proper Englishman (but still a fine fellow indeed).
* AscendedExtra: Otter is promoted from "most major of the minor characters" to a full fledged major character in the sequels. In Jacqueline Kelly's sequel ''Return to the Willows'' the "small, bedraggled weasel" who volunteered to deliver the invitations to Toad's banquet is a major character (His name is "Sammy").
* TheBabyOfTheBunch: Mole in sometimes treated as such in some adaptations, usually due to Mole being often portrayed in said adaptations as more naive and wide-eyed compared to the rest of the cast.
* {{Bowdlerize}}: Some "Young Reader" adaptations of the book change Toad's imitation of a car horn from "poop-poop!" to "beep-beep!"
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: For the sequels by William Horwood, the main characters have slightly changed personalities. Toad's been hit with some CharacterExaggeration and become even more egotistical and ridiculous (though with frequent bursts of extravagant generosity), while Ratty's become a spiritualist of some sort who talks to the river. Only Mole remains more or less the same.
* ChekhovsGun: Toad's tongue in the Terry Jones version. At first it's just an amusing FurryReminder (he uses it to eat a dragonfly), later he uses it to help him escape over a high prison wall.
* CommunityThreateningConstruction:
** In the Live-Action film directed by Terry Jones, the weasels tear up the field where Mole lives in order to build a dog-food factory, and their grand plan is to dynamite the ancestral stately home Toad Hall and replace it with an abattoir. [[spoiler:Their plan is foiled by Rat switching the dynamite with a shipment of bones destined for the factory, resulting in the weasels accidently blowing up the factory.]]
** The Cosgrove Hall tv series had a season long arc about a railway being built through the forest most of the animals called home.
* ImpoverishedPatrician: Toad tends to be a borderline example in some adaptations, since the book mentions he's rich but not a millionaire. The Terry Jones version has him financing his motor car habit by getting loans from the Weasels. The 2006 BBC Adaptation had Toad ''selling his chairs'' to pay for a car. The Cosgrove Hall TV Show often had Toad fall for some con the Weasels cooked up so he would have to give them Toad Hall as payment. In ''The Willows in Winter'' he actually does lose his fortune [[spoiler: and Toad Hall in a fire, until he finds out that his American cousin left him a fortune.]]
* LargeHam: Mr. Toad is usually played as this in any adaptation.
* {{Leitmotif}}: In the TV series, each character, e.g. Mole, Toad, has a certain musical theme.
* MacguffinMelee: The climax of Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad, in which the characters fight over possession of the deed to Toad Hall.
* MasterOfIllusion: The Weasels in the Terry Jones version, at least in their villain song.
-->'''Weasels''': Are we real? Perhaps we ''aren't!''
* MrExposition: St John (one of the weasels) in the Terry Jones version.
* SelfDisposingVillain: In the Terry Jones version, the Weasels begin double-crossing each other just as the heroes arrive and enter the fray. The villains do such a good job beating each other up, the heroes decide to spend the fight singing instead.
** The Chief Weasel also blows himself up, but only because Rat switched the labels on their explosives earlier in the film.
* TookALevelInBadass: The Terry Jones version is cheesy for the most part, until the weasels start [[VillainSong singing.]]
* VillainSong: The Weasels get an awesome one in the Terry Jones [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_TbgMUx9OA version]].
23rd Nov '16 8:16:29 AM GothicProphet
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Disney released a heavily parred down version as part of their final package film, Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad. It scores a 2 on the SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification. Ever wonder what the inspiration was for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Toad%27s_Wild_Ride the most terrifying ride at DisneyLand/World]]? This. There was another animated version by Creator/RankinBassProductions, that is sometimes [[AllAnimationIsDisney mistaken for a Disney movie]]. There have also been many, many [[TheFilmOfTheBook movies]] (such as the one produced by Creator/BurbankFilmsAustralia), [[TheMusical musicals]] and stage plays based on the book. The Creator/CosgroveHall version is quite well regarded. They even did "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn", but as a separate episode in the spinoff series rather than a chapter in the original film. ''WesternAnimation/TheWindInTheWillows1995'' made by TVC is another animated version. There are {{contested sequel}}s by other authors.

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!!Adaptations include:
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Disney released a heavily parred down version as part of their final package film, Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad. It scores a 2 on the SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification. Ever wonder what the inspiration was for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Toad%27s_Wild_Ride the most terrifying ride at DisneyLand/World]]? This. This.
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There was another animated version by Creator/RankinBassProductions, that is sometimes [[AllAnimationIsDisney mistaken for a Disney movie]]. There have also been many, many [[TheFilmOfTheBook movies]] (such as the one produced by Creator/BurbankFilmsAustralia), [[TheMusical musicals]] and stage plays based on the book. The Creator/CosgroveHall version is quite well regarded. They even did "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn", but as a separate episode in the spinoff series rather than a chapter in the original film. ''WesternAnimation/TheWindInTheWillows1995'' made by TVC is another animated version. There are {{contested sequel}}s by other authors.movie]].
* There have also been many, many [[TheFilmOfTheBook movies]] (such as the one produced by Creator/BurbankFilmsAustralia), [[TheMusical musicals]] and stage plays based on the book.
* [[WesternAnimation/TheWindInTheWillows1983 The Cosgrove Hall version]] is quite well regarded. They even did "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn", but as a separate episode in the spinoff series rather than a chapter in the original film.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWindInTheWillows1995'' made by TVC is another animated version.
* There are {{contested sequel}}s by other authors.
10th Nov '16 6:04:59 AM Jeduthun
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* AnthropomorphicShift: The animals seem to alter their status several times over the novel.

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* AnthropomorphicShift: The animals seem to alter their status several times over the novel.novel, moving back and forth between CivilizedAnimal, PartiallyCivilizedAnimal, and FunnyAnimal. Seemingly they become more or less humanlike [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands as the plot demands]]. The anthropomorphic line gets so uncertain that at one point Toad is said to have "combed the dry leaves out of his ''hair''". It's probably best to think of it with the MST3KMantra.
1st Nov '16 7:59:31 AM Hedging
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Parts of the book were adapted into [[Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad an animated Disney film in 1949.]] Ever wonder what the inspiration was for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Toad%27s_Wild_Ride the most terrifying ride at DisneyLand/World]]? This. There was another animated version by Creator/RankinBassProductions, that is sometimes [[AllAnimationIsDisney mistaken for a Disney movie]]. There have also been many, many [[TheFilmOfTheBook movies]] (such as the one produced by Creator/BurbankFilmsAustralia), [[TheMusical musicals]] and stage plays based on the book. The Creator/CosgroveHall version is quite well regarded. They even did "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn", but as a separate episode in the spinoff series rather than a chapter in the original film. ''WesternAnimation/TheWindInTheWillows1995'' made by TVC is another animated version. There are {{contested sequel}}s by other authors.

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Parts of the book were adapted into [[Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad an animated Disney film in 1949.]] released a heavily parred down version as part of their final package film, Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad. It scores a 2 on the SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification. Ever wonder what the inspiration was for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Toad%27s_Wild_Ride the most terrifying ride at DisneyLand/World]]? This. There was another animated version by Creator/RankinBassProductions, that is sometimes [[AllAnimationIsDisney mistaken for a Disney movie]]. There have also been many, many [[TheFilmOfTheBook movies]] (such as the one produced by Creator/BurbankFilmsAustralia), [[TheMusical musicals]] and stage plays based on the book. The Creator/CosgroveHall version is quite well regarded. They even did "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn", but as a separate episode in the spinoff series rather than a chapter in the original film. ''WesternAnimation/TheWindInTheWillows1995'' made by TVC is another animated version. There are {{contested sequel}}s by other authors.
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