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The Wind in the Willows: A Tale of Two Toads

By Maria Llull, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Simple story for kids based on the classic books.

Movie NR 2006 55 minutes
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Anyone looking for a respite from the droves of overproduced kid movies will find a breath of fresh air with The Wind in the Willows: A Tale of Two Toads. Most of the characters in this stop-motion animated movie speak intelligibly and politely, there are no references to contemporary pop culture, and there are no hip-hop/rap/rock-n-roll dance sequences. True to the story and characters created by Kenneth Grahame, the tale may seem a little quiet and slow when compared to the loud, raucous characters in many recent animated films, but its simplicity is no less engaging.

The kidnapping scene is a bit scary, as is a later scene in which the look-alike Toad, driving recklessly, nearly runs down a group of animal kids. The young ones are frightened and saddened, and there is some crying. Very minor negatives aside, this is, all in all, a fun romp through the English countryside. Good prevails over bad, and does so without being tasteless, sappy or maudlin.

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