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The Wind in the Willows: The Feature Films Collection

By Teresa Talerico, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Two charming buddy capers from classic series.

Movie NR 2006 134 minutes
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Both stories here feature stop-motion animation that seems utterly enchanting and three-dimensional in this increasingly computerized age. Both movies also include songs and alternate between heartwarming scenes and downright zaniness. The four main characters have memorable, distinct personalities; parents will appreciate their articulate, refined way of speaking and, most importantly, their loyalty to one another through thick and thin.

A Tale of Two Toads turns comic as the two sides try to outwit each other, and kids should find giggles in the scene in which the other characters can't tell Toad and his doppelganger apart. Special features include an interview with animator Brian Cosgrove, a bonus episode from the TV series, and "Toad's Road Trivia Game."

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