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.
- Mixed Ancestry: According to Badger, Toad's mother was a frog.
- 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.