Wind In The Willows
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Completed in 1985, Rankin/Bass' feature-length cartoon version of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows had its network debut delayed several times; the film finally premiered on July 5, 1987. This adaptation of the 1908 Grahame story was more faithful to the source that the enjoyable but overly slick 1949 Disney version, Ichabod and Mr. Toad (ironically, the Rankin/Bass version was shown in the time slot normally occupied by ABC's Disney Sunday Movie). This lighthearted tale of the foolish Mr. Toad and the attempts by his anthropomorphic animal friends to keep Toad from making… More