Mole's Christmas (also known as The Wind in the Willows: Mole's Christmas) is a 30-minute animated film shot in 1994. The voices involved are Richard Briers (Rat), Peter Davison (Mole) and Ellie Beaven (Young Girl) with Imelda Staunton. Directed by Martin Gates, it is based on Kenneth Grahame's 1908 novel Wind in the Willows and is part of a series.
|Created by||Kenneth Grahame (novel)|
|Based on||The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame|
|Written by||Marion Edwards and Sue Radley (script)|
|Directed by||Martin Gates|
|Voices of||Richard Briers (Rat)|
Peter Davison (Mole)
Ellie Beaven (Young Girl)
Imelda Staunton (Village mother)
|Theme music composer||Tony Britten|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Editors||Neville Donoghue (video)|
Kevin Brazier (sound)
|Running time||30 min.|
|Original release||25 December 1994|
The film is light hearted and aimed at a younger audience. The plot involves a tired Mole and his friend Rat trudging through the snow one Christmas Eve towards Rat's home, all the while unknowingly pursued by two inept and clumsy weasels. Suddenly Mole smells his home and wishes he could be there. Once at his home Mole and Rat decorate it for Christmas and prepare a Christmas feast which they share with a group of poor mice carolers.