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Western Animation / Wind In The Willows

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Wind in the Willows is the Burbank Films Australia adaptation of the novel by Kenneth Grahame. It was released in 1988.

The film has examples of:

  • Adaptational Species Change: Unlike the book, where he was a water-vole, Rat is genuinely a rat here.
  • Adapted Out: The events of "Dolce Domum", "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" and "Wayfarers All" do not occur, nor does the train chase or Toad's meeting with the bargewoman.
  • Ascended Extra: Otter takes part in the attack on the weasels.
  • Composite Character: The train driver replaces the bargewoman as the person who throws Toad off of their vehicle upon learning that he's a toad.
  • Compressed Adaptation
  • Felony Misdemeanor: Averted for once: Toad receives four years for theft, six for destroying the car, eight for dangerous driving, and one for being rude to the police.
  • Gilligan Cut: Rat refuses to go on the caravan trip. One scene change later, he's sitting next to Toad with a sour expression on his face.
  • Here We Go Again!: Implied, when Toad gets a thoughtful expression upon hearing an aeroplane.
  • Loud Gulp: Toad gives one when he's being sentenced.
  • Never Say "Die": When discussing Toad's disappearance, Mole nervously says "You don't think he's - do you?" but doesn't elaborate.
  • Oh, Crap!: Toad's reaction when he sees a policeman approaching shortly after he's driven a motorcar into the river.
  • Was Too Hard on Him: Toad's friends believe that they went too far when he disappears.