DVD365.net
The Wind in the Willows (2006) artwork

The Wind in the Willows (2006)

Wednesday 21st February 2007

The BBC's lavish new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's children's classic The Wind in the Willows, starring Matt Lucas and Bob Hoskins is out to own on DVD on 26th March 2007 from Warner Music Entertainment.
Mark Gatiss, Matt Lucas, Jim Carter, Imelda Staunton, Bob Hoskins, Lee Ingleby
Rachel Talalay
Polly Hill, Rebecca Eaton, Andrei Boncea, Charlotte Ashby
Warner Music Entertainment
1 hour 39 minutes
26/03/2007
Thank you for supporting DVD365.net when you order using the link(s) below. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases

The BBC's lavish new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's children's classic The Wind in the Willows, starring Matt Lucas and Bob Hoskins is out to own on DVD on 26th March 2007 from Warner Music Entertainment.

Set amid glorious English countryside, The Wind in the Willows tells the timeless story of the adventures of four animal friends. Adapted from the much-loved book by Lee Hall, writer of the Oscar nominated and multi award-winning film Billy Elliot, the film stars Matt Lucas (Little Britain) as Toad, Bob Hoskins (Mrs Henderson Presents) as Badger, Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen) as Rat and Lee Ingleby (The Street, Nature Boy) as Mole.

They are joined by Oscar nominee Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake) as the Barge Lady, Jim Carter (Brassed Off) as the Engine Driver and BAFTA award winner Anna Maxwell Martin (Bleak House) as the Gaoler's daughter. The Wind in the Willows is directed by Rachel Talalay (The Borrowers).

Iconic locations such as the Riverbank, the Wild Wood, Toad Hall and the Open Road are brought vividly to life in this wonderful adaptation. Shy Mole leaves his hole one spring and is entranced by the world he discovers along the riverbank. Befriended by the water-loving Rat, he soon encounters Mr Toad, an enthusiastic and mischievous lover of all new things, especially fast cars. But Toad's irrepressible nature and love of motoring get him into serious trouble. With the help of wise old Badger, can the woodland friends come to his aid? And will Toad ever change his ways?

Filmed in Bucharest, this feature-length drama sees the actors subtly transformed into some of the best-known animal characters from literature in a new and original way. Producer Gub Neal (Cracker, Moll Flanders) of Box TV said "Rather than using heavy prosthetics, I think it is both appropriate and natural to play the characters as largely human. Costumes and make-up effect subtle transformations, but these are intended to inspire the audience's imagination into seeing how close the performances are to the characters' animal personae. We are delighted to attract such a high-calibre cast to the drama and believe they inhabit their characters perfectly.

Matt Lucas said of his character Toad:"To some extent I can identify with Toad. He is a buffoon and he is pompous, but he's also affectionate. I also have the shape of Toad with my own little belly, and then another one added by the costume department!"

Bob Hoskins said: "I always wanted to play him [Badger]. I like him because he is a miserable old bugger, but he's very caring. Even with Toad and his recklessness, he feels this huge responsibility to protect him."

  • 25 minute documentary
  • Photo gallery

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue as Downton Abbey: The Movie arrives on DVD and Blu-ray 27th January 2020 from Universal Pictures (UK).Read more
Reuniting Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette, the much-anticipated new Scream arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on 11th April 2022 from Paramount Home Entertainment.Read more
This Is Going To Hurt artwork

This Is Going To Hurt

DVDTV
31/03/2022
Released on DVD 4th April 2022 from BBC Worldwide, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner Ben Whishaw stars in This Is Going To Hurt, Adam Kay's adaptation of his best-selling memoir about life as a ...
Morbius artwork

Morbius

DVDBDUHD
11/05/2022
Belfast artwork

Belfast

DVDBD
27/03/2022
The Matrix Resurrections artwork

The Matrix Resurrections

DVDBDUHD
03/03/2022
C'mon C'mon artwork

C'mon C'mon

DVDBD
14/02/2022
12 Monkeys artwork

12 Monkeys

UHD
14/02/2022
The Funeral artwork

The Funeral

BD
19/05/2022
Jûzô Itami's first feature, dark comedy The Funeral, is given the Criterion treatment and released on Blu-ray 30th May 2022 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Gentleman Jack S2 artwork

Gentleman Jack S2

DVDTV
20/05/2022
The Nan Movie artwork

The Nan Movie

DVDBDDIGITAL
19/05/2022
The Terror S2 artwork

The Terror S2

DVDBDTV
09/05/2022
Morbius artwork

Morbius

DVDBDUHD
11/05/2022
Inside No.9 S7 artwork

Inside No.9 S7

DVDDIGITALTV
19/05/2022

Morbius

Features25/05/2022

One of the most compelling and conflicted characters in Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters comes to the big screen as Jared Leto transforms into the antihero Michael Morbius as Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others ...

Larry Crowne

Features04/12/2020

Academy Award® winners Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts come together for a romantic and optimistic comedy about how the hard knocks from today's recession inspire one everyday guy to undergo a personal reinvention and find an unexpected second act in his life: Larry Crowne.

Peep Show S1

Review21/08/2019

Welcome to the private, and extremely weird, world of Jeremy and Mark as seen through their eyes.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the war room!
Dr. Strangelove (1964)

RoboCop: Limited Edition

UHD28/03/2022139

Spider-Man: No Way Home

DVDBDUHD04/04/2022125

Marry Me

DVDBD16/05/2022110

The Incarnation

DVD07/03/202296

This Is Going To Hurt

DVDTV04/03/202295

The Tourist

DVDBDTV14/03/202280

The Responder

DVDBDTV28/02/202256

Rules of the Game

DVDTV14/03/202255

Black Widow

DVDBDUHDNOTES09/07/2021159

Luca

DVDBDNOTES23/08/2021118

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

DVDBDUHDNOTES03/01/202294

The Courier

DVDBDNOTES01/11/202176

Star Trek: First Contact

DVD01/01/2000119

Contact

DVD01/01/2000100

Rules of the Game

DVDTV14/03/202252

The Simpsons S16

DVDTV05/12/201345
Starring #JaredLeto, new production notes for #Morbius is now available
DVD365.net

Cat's Eye

DVDBDUHD
03/05/2022

I Am A Camera

DVDBD
17/05/2022

Candyman

UHD
11/03/2022

Malignant

UHD
07/04/2022
Get a free daily news update. DVD365.net works with the Amazon Alexa flash briefing skill